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Cooks place second at champs

Tuesday 26 January 2010 | Published in Regional

On the third and final match day of the Oceania under 20 Women’s Football Championship the Cook Islands team defeated American Samoa by 4-0. The Cooks who were in control of the match from the first whistle went on to score three un-answered goals in the first half through their powerful left-foot striker Regina Mustonen. […]

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NZ too strong for CI

Monday 25 January 2010 | Published in Regional

In the second match of the Oceania Under 20 Women’s Championship Qualifiers, the New Zealand team proved too strong for the Cook Islands. The Cooks created a number of goal scoring opportunities in the opening period and it took New Zealand 39 minutes to score their first goal through Elise Mamanu – who herself is […]

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Brilliant big win

Monday 25 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Storm Chasers have earned their place in next week’s Turtles Domestic Cricket League finals after a brilliant win against the Super Kings at the weekend. The Storm Chasers won what was later dubbed a ‘match winning toss’ to put the Super Kings out under the blazing sun to sweat it out in the field. […]

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Do or die for the Storm Chasers or Super Kings

Saturday 23 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Today’s Turtles Domestic Cricket League match is crunch time for the two teams facing off. After losing a game each against Royal Heat, the Storm Chasers and Super Kings will be giving all they have on the field as the winning team will progress through to the final. On paper, both teams are evenly matched […]

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Stats comparable to last year's

Saturday 23 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Recent statistics reveal that the total population of the Cook Islands is decreasing, though numbers of births, deaths and marriages are comparable to those from the previous year. The Office of Statistics estimates that the total population for the September quarter of 2009 was around 23,600, reflecting a 4.9% increase from the previous quarter. However, […]

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Cooks draw with Tonga

Friday 22 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Cook Islands under 20 women’s soccer team faced New Zealand yesterday with a draw against Tonga under their belt. The team, currently competing in the Oceania Under 20 Women’s Championship Qualifer in Auckland, matched Tonga in skills and fitness. Both teams created a number of goal scoring opportunities with the Cook Islands scoring first […]

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25 boys sign up for sports

Thursday 21 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Twenty-five boys have signed up to the Cook Islands Sports Academy when classes start up next month. With CISA now being accredited to teach level 3 units for the National Certificate in Sport, manager/tutor Kevin Iro says a few boys have returned from last year’s intake. Iro says the long term objective is to be […]

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What's in a name?

Thursday 21 January 2010 | Published in Regional

A sports-related debate, which is expected to stir up feelings, will be at the centre of a community meeting in Nikao this evening. In early December, a series of notices ran in Cook Islands News, saying that 13 codes from Teotue to Pokoinu have been registered and affiliated under the umbrella of the Avatiu Sports […]

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Big field gathers for Hugh Henry tourney

Thursday 21 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Although the official Rarotonga golf season has not yet started, one of the most popular golf tournaments is due to be held this Saturday. This is the Hugh Henry Memorial Golf Tournament. The Henry family have sponsored this tournament for many years now and it always draws a large field of entrants. The draw for […]

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Turangi, Avatiu-Nikao push ahead in women's comp

Wednesday 20 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Avatiu-Nikao women’s cricket club and the Turangi women’s team are currently leading in the women’s cricket competition. Coming off a win against Muri last week, Turangi again showed promise against their match up with Air Raro Matavera. Batting first, Air Raro Matavera got off to a good start through the mother-daughter combination of Patsy […]

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Fiji sevens gearing up

Wednesday 20 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Fiji is gearing up for the biggest sevens tournament the rugby-mad country has seen in over 10 years. Starting today (Fiji time), 16 teams will battle it out in the Digicel Suva International Sevens tournament with teams from Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Samoa and even a team from Malaysia. While there’s no […]

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New gear for kids

Tuesday 19 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Rarotonga primary school students are going to get another healthy dose of cricket this year with $7000 worth of gear now on the island ready for the start of the school year and the ANZ in schools cricket programme. The gear, sponsored by the ANZ Bank, includes 60 plastic bats, 80 rubber balls, 80 sets […]

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Enduro tri for new year's start

Tuesday 19 January 2010 | Published in Regional

New and familiar faces were seen at the weekend’s Enduro triathlon in Tikioki with a total of 21 athletes turning out to compete in a number of course distances. Athletes were greeted by a choppy lagoon in the swim leg and overcast and windy conditions in the run and cycle. The main race of the […]

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Tupou picked as Oceania ref

Tuesday 19 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Local soccer player and referee Tupou Patia has been selected to officiate at the under 20 women’s soccer tournament in New Zealand this month – the first Cook Islands woman to officiate at an international tournament. Excellent fitness levels were a major factor in her selection as an official at the Oceania Football Confederation under […]

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Are you in?

Monday 18 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Diplomats Golden Oldies rugby team held their first cabinet meeting this year at the Fishing Club in Tupapa last Tuesday evening. The members were updated on their travel arrangements to Sydney in September by Shirley. Tom explained the importance of the first game against the ex-Wallabies that will be broadcast live on four television […]

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Junior tennis tourney a big hit

Monday 18 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The junior tennis programme wrapped on Saturday with a mini tennis tournament for the 40-plus kids that took part in the week-long programme. The under five year olds showed off their improved tennis skills with a mini ‘prisoner’ competition. Tennis coach Malcolm Kajer explained that the prisoner game is a skills developing task which promotes […]

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Royal Heat on Storm Chasers

Saturday 16 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The second clash of the Turtles Domestic Cricket League will be played out today at the Takitumu Primary School grounds in Matavera starting at 12pm. It will be a confident Royal Heat squad that will face the Storm Chasers today after their first win last weekend against the Superkings. Royal Heat captain Vane Tangimetua will […]

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Brittany aims to make top 100

Saturday 16 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Training in the Rarotonga heat and humidity is all part of rising Cook Islands tennis star Brittany Teei’s goal to rank in the top 100 players of the world. The 20-year-old used last year’s Pacific Mini Games as a springboard to re-launch her tennis career after spending six years recovering from a broken ankle. Teei […]

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Triathlon and duathlon back in full swing

Thursday 14 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The multisport season is back in full swing after the festive season starting with a duathlon today from Nikao. Today’s duathlon meet from opposite the Social Centre in Nikao will start at 5.15pm and will include a 2km run, 8km bike, 1km bike or for the hardy a 1km run, 16km bike capped off with […]

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Junior tennis skills on the improve

Thursday 14 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Close to 40 junior tennis players have been braving the heat and humidity on court to improve their tennis playing skills. And with ace Cook Islands player Brittany Teei, who won gold, silver and bronze at last year’s Pacific Mini Games, the up and coming tennis stars are fast improving their skills. Teei has been […]

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