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Resort suffers damage

Thursday 11 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa suffered structural damage after tropical cyclone Pat ripped through the island. “We sustained significant damage with the loss of the beach bar and restaurant,” said managing director Tata Crocombe. The wedding pavilion and other buildings were also seriously damaged. Crocombe said the guests and staff were evacuated off Akitua […]

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Eels deal to Sharks at Swamp

Tuesday 9 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Arorangi Bears, Avatiu Eels and Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers all registered wins in the first round of the club rugby league competition. The Bears were lucky not to be mauled in the doggy’s territory as they edged out the Bulldogs 26-24 in the premier grade match. In fact, it was a clean sweep for the Bears […]

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Tamariki Sports today

Tuesday 9 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Kids, grab your sports gear and get mum or dad to drop you off at the BCI stadium for the ANZ Tamariki Sports Programme today. The hour long programme starts at 4pm with G-Dub (George Williams) giving basketball lessons for kids aged 11 to 12, Geoffrey Halston coaching touch rugby to kids 6 to 8 […]

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New Panthers' strip for 2010

Monday 8 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers league teams took to the field on Saturday sporting branding new black and white strips. The new club uniforms were blessed on Saturday morning by Reverend Tuaine Ngametua with a number of the clubs leaders giving words of inspiration to the players who gathered for the blessing ceremony. The players were told […]

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Bumper day of sports

Saturday 6 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Provided the sun shines today, it’s going to be a bumper day of sports with a smorgasbord of games on today. Out at the Takitumu Primary School the grand finals of the Turtles Domestic Cricket league will be played out between the Storm Chasers and Royal Heat. The 50 over match gets underway at 12pm. […]

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Ngakau Toa open day at Muri

Friday 5 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Head to Muri beach this Saturday and join the Ngakau Toa Vaka Outrigger club and have fun in the sun. The oe vaka club is holding its open day, right next to the Sails Restaurant, and extends an open invitation to anyone interested in taking up the sport or picking up the paddle again. There […]

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Team tri coming up this month

Friday 5 February 2010 | Published in Regional

With two weeks to go until the annual Corporate Team Triathlon Challenge – there’s still plenty of time to do some training. The team’s triathlon challenge will be held on Saturday 20 February from the tri site in Tikioki and will include a 200m swim leg, 8km cycle and a 2km run to be completed […]

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Bears play Bulldogs

Friday 5 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Arorangi Bears and Titikaveka Bulldogs kicked off the rugby league season with the under 16 and reserve grade games at Titikaveka last night. Today the premier grade from Arorangi will travel to Titikaveka for the first premier grade match of the week starting at 5pm. Tomorrow, games will be played at Victoria Park in […]

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Tamariki Sports on again

Thursday 4 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Teaching local children basic sports skills and encouraging them to lead active lifestyles are the aims of the ANZ Tamariki Sports programme. The junior sports programme developed by passionate sports coach and athlete Ake Hosea-Winterflood returns next week with some local personalities jumping on board to help deliver the programme. Radio presenter and basketball president […]

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Charity rugby proceeds donated to Te Vaerua

Thursday 4 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service is closer to its goal of setting up a rehabilitation centre to cater for the needs of people with disabilities. Yesterday Te Vaerua president Pastor Eliu Eliu was presented with a $1272 cheque from Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive officer Ben Koteka. The funds were raised during last […]

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Masters athletics resume

Wednesday 3 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Masters athletics returns to BCI Stadium today. Cook Islands masters athletes are continuing with their regular track and field meetings at the BCI Stadium as they prepare for the Oceania Champs to be staged in Tahiti in early July. Today’s meeting starts at 5pm and will be the third meeting this year as athletes improve […]

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FBI women bulldoze Rama

Wednesday 3 February 2010 | Published in Regional

Evenly contested touch rugby matches were seen on Monday night when the open men and women’s teams took to the field. All but one match ended with just a one point difference in the scores. The FBI women’s team bulldozed their opponents from the Rama northern group team 8-1 in the only one sided match […]

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Sea Scouts back in action

Wednesday 3 February 2010 | Published in Regional

The Avarua Harbour Sea Scouts checked out their boat equipment after resuming meetings last Monday following the holiday break. The youngsters rigged one of their sailing craft, checked the safety boat, got into their rope work and were taught the correct way to put on and adjust a lifejacket. They were each given a DVD […]

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Potiki Sports back on

Tuesday 2 February 2010 | Published in Regional

BUILDING a strong foundation of skills and techniques for fu¬ture Cook Islands athletes is the aim behind the Potiki Sports programme starting on Satur¬day. The junior sports develop¬ment programme aims to teach children a wide range of sports skills and techniques they can build on as they move into the sport code of their choice. […]

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Iron surf eye-opener for twins

Monday 1 February 2010 | Published in Regional

A recent holiday to Australia’s Gold Coast saw local twins Cailean (left) and Benjamin Henderson meet the superstars of surf lifesaving. The twins are the sons of Vicki Henderson and grandsons of Maria Henderson of Nikao. The world’s best men and women were assembled at Kurrawa Beach for rounds one and two of the Kellogg’s […]

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Parliamentary payout

Saturday 30 January 2010 | Published in Regional

New Zealand and Cook Islands parliamentarians put their bodies on the line in a thrilling rugby match in November to raise funds for a local community group. Next week a cheque of $1272 will be handed over to Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service which was the community group of choice to receive the funds from […]

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Zumba with Nora

Saturday 30 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Zumba fitness craze on Rarotonga is growing every day as locals salsa and samba their bodies into shape. Because of this growth, local fitness instructor Nora Iakoba is holding a Zumba fundraiser today to help her complete a Zumba instructors workshop in New Zealand next month. Iakoba says that she’s been a fitness instructor […]

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Nisha stops sports

Friday 29 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Cyclone Nisha forced the cancellation of a few sports events yesterday while games planned for today and tomorrow up in the air. The finals of the women’s cricket competition, which were meant to be held yesterday in Matavera and Arorangi, have been postponed until next Thursday at the same venues starting at the same time. […]

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Koiatu keen to return to Suva sevens

Thursday 28 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Cook Islander Koiatu Koiatu will return to next year’s Suva International Sevens tournament if the Western Force gets another invite to take part in the rugby festival. It was the first time for Koiatu to be in Fiji and it is an experience he will miss when he returns to Australia. Speaking to SunSports, KK […]

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Sailors at New Zealand nationals

Thursday 28 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Cook Islands national sailors have now arrived in Timaru for the New Zealand nationals with plenty of sunshine and breeze making for good sailing. The team came down to Christchurch straight from the Adelaide competition and spent a week racing with other young sailors at the Christchurch Yacht Club. They raced with them on Sunday […]

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