Matanoko McDonald (pictured) has never been to the Cook Islands, but she isn’t letting that stop her from representing the country at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
DAY two of the Pacific Games was yet another successful one for Team Cook Islands. Records were broken and medals were won as athletes competed in several sports throughout the day.
The sixteenth Pacific Games is officially underway. Torrential rain subsided only moments before people began piling into Apia Park for the opening ceremony.
THE 2019 Pacific Games have been dubbed “the emergency games” by media outlets around the world, but on the ground in Samoa, it seems as if they have had years to prepare.
A powerful chant was recited by national sportsman Romani Katoa to show respect for traditional leaders who welcomed the Pacific Games team onto the Atupure Marae.