The Netball Cook Islands team ground out a 54-51 win over a tough Papua New Guinea side to claim their first win in the opening round of the 2018 Oceania Qualifiers in Auckland on Monday night.
The Netball Cook Islands (NCI) national squad gathered in Auckland, New Zealand on the weekend of March 10-12 for their three-day camp leading into World Oceania Qualifiers to be held in Auckland 17-21 April.
Mii Maui has been announced as the new president of Netball Cook Islands, taking over in one of the most important years for the sporting code in recent memory.
The final weekend of the netball Premier League Competition resulted in a number of closely-fought clashes, with two matches finishing in draws.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern will be treated to a demonstration by two under-10 netball teams from Ngatangiia and Tupapa when she arrives next month.
Nukutere College was the first school this week to receive the NetGo netball kits, as part of a directive to upskill teachers and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Titikaveka College was visited by two high-ranking Cook Islands Netball officials and a local MP on Wednesday, as part of the Healthy Lifestyle Programme.
Northern Ireland and Scotland are the first teams to make it through to the 2019 Netball World Cup 2019 from the regional qualifying competitions.