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Motor Centre backs umpires

Wednesday 13 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Motor Centre in Panama has come on board to support local cricket umpires. Last month 15 cricket umpires successfully obtained Level l umpire qualifications thanks to Beasley and Apii Mamanu who performed the voluntary roles of umpire coordinators. There has been a marked improvement in the standard of umpiring. “Umpiring in cricket is a […]

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Kelly Pick stars in NZ tri

Wednesday 13 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Gun multisporter Kelly Pick is the toast of the Cook Islands Triathlon Association after winning her age division (25-29) in the recent Port of Tauranga Half-Ironman Triathlon. The Muri resident not only trained hard to clean up her age division but she also out-muscled numerous elite female triathletes to take out 11th place overall in […]

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Youngsters do well

Tuesday 12 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Cook Islands junior elite tennis players have returned better players after gaining invaluable experience from the recent Auckland Christmas tournament. A team of 10 junior tennis players took part in the annual tournament with Lillian Maui returning home with a gold medal in the under 16 girls junior doubles competition. Maui placed fifth overall in […]

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Teei to share golden tennis skills

Tuesday 12 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Aspiring tennis players have the opportunity to improve their game through the Tennis Cook Islands workshop starting today. Keen players aged between 4 and 14-years-old are invited to the workshop to be run by national junior coach Malcolm Kajer and Pacific Mini Games doubles gold medallist Brittany Teei. Teei is currently on holiday in Rarotonga […]

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Super Kings scorched by Royal Heats

Monday 11 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Gun national and Royal Heats bowler Davis Teinaki sends a bowl to the Super Kings Mamanu Emile which cracked the youngster’s wicket. “/> The Turtles Domestic Cricket League tournament got off to a quick start on Saturday with the Royal Heats wasting no time in disposing of the Super Kings in the three-team tournament. What […]

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Sailors eye Youth Olympics

Saturday 9 January 2010 | Published in Regional

National youth sailors Aquila Tatira of Aitutaki and Teau McKenzie are pumped and ready for their races this week which could see them head to the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore later this year. Both sailors came off the water yesterday excited with their pre-event performances in a big fleet. “Aquila finished third after sailing […]

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Sporty cover for 2010 directory

Friday 8 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The golden girl of Cook Islands tennis features on the cover of the new phone directory. Kairangi Vano, who won two gold medals at the Pacific Mini Games in Rarotonga last year, was Telecom Cook Islands’ choice for its phone book in 2010. Telecom Cook Islands would like to thank and acknowledge Cook Islands News […]

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Full-on programme for top sailors

Thursday 7 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The country’s top sailors are well on their way to achieving their goals of winning medals, preferably gold, at the 2011 South Pacific Games in New Caledonia and qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics. The young sailing squad of Junior Charlie, Teau McKenzie, Helema Williams, Taua Elisa and Toka Narayan, will be testing their skills […]

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Tutai brings home a bronze medal

Thursday 7 January 2010 | Published in Regional

A bronze medal, personal best times and valuable track and field experience are the achievements of the six Cook Islands secondary school athletes who competed in New Zealand in December. The athletes took part in the annual New Zealand Secondary Schools track and field championships held in Timaru with Aitutaki thrower Daniel Tutai winning a […]

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Athletes prepare for Oceania

Tuesday 5 January 2010 | Published in Regional

The Cook Islands masters athletes will continue with their regular track and field meetings as they prepare for the Oceania Champs to be staged in Tahiti in early July. The athletes will gather for their first meet for 2010 tomorrow, Wednesday, at BCI Stadium from 5pm. The intention is to have these meeting on a […]

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Teenager takes out golf Masters

Saturday 2 January 2010 | Published in Regional

Elmay Viking returned to the scene of her Pacific Mini Games gold medal performance to take out the women’s division of the Cook Islands Golf Masters on Thursday afternoon. The Brisbane-based teenager just edged out another teenager Rotana Howard, who has been based in Auckland for the past two years. In the men’s division, Carl […]

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Dead serious at golf fundraiser

Wednesday 18 November 2009 | Published in Regional

The walking dead descended on the Rarotonga Golf Club greens last Friday for a golf Ambrose fundraiser. A total of 28 teams dressed in up in their bloodiest and scariest costumes for the Halloween-themed fundraiser. The fun golf tournament was to raise funds for the Skins Sevens tour to New Zealand in February for the […]

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Bridging the chasm

Wednesday 18 November 2009 | Published in Regional

The passing away of a gentleman and career diplomat, Tia Barrett, has come as a shock to those who knew him. As somebody who was fortunate to have met him in Fiji between 1998 and 2001, when he was heading the High Commission in Suva, I always had a desire to reestablish that contact in […]

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Tia's career at a glance:

Wednesday 18 November 2009 | Published in Regional

After completing his education – attending Auckland Secondary Teachers’ Training College and gaining a BA from the University of Waikato Barrett held the following positions during his career: • 1970 Lycee La Perouse, Noumea, New Caledonia, Assistant English Teacher • 1971-72 South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia, Information Officer • 1973-74 Department of External Affairs, […]

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Pacific ambassador mourned

Wednesday 18 November 2009 | Published in Regional

This week several Pacific nations, including the Cook Islands, mourn the loss of Tia Barrett, also known as John Richard Te Rongotoa Barrett, who passed away in Auckland last Sunday at the age of 62. A week after being flown to Auckland on a medical evacuation flight, the NZ High Commissioner to the Cook Islands […]

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Sevens team fail to qualify

Tuesday 17 November 2009 | Published in Regional

It’s back to the drawing board for Cook Islands rugby sevens after the national side failed to qualify for the 2009-2010 IRB sevens circuit at the weekend’s qualifier tournament in Tahiti. This is understood to be the first time the Cook Islands won’t feature at the popular Wellington Sevens in February. The Cooks got their […]

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Barrett a consummate professional: PM

Tuesday 17 November 2009 | Published in Regional

Prime minister Jim Marurai has sent a letter of condolence to the New Zealand government following the passing of its high commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tia Barrett. While Marurai is currently in Rome attending the World Summit on Food Security, he was described as deeply saddened by the news of Barrett’s passing on Saturday. […]

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Karati is club champ

Tuesday 17 November 2009 | Published in Regional

In an article about the Rarotonga Golf Club Championships in Thursday’s Cook Islands News, it was stated that Sonny Karati had been defeated by James Herman in the senior men’s final. In fact the opposite was the case. Sonny Karati won the match and is the new club Champion. This writer wishes to apologise to […]

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Record turnout for course

Tuesday 17 November 2009 | Published in Regional

A massive turn out for the Cook Islands Cricket Association’s latest certificate courses has got CICA president Oliver Syme in a rather enthusiastic mood. “Last week 18 umpires went through the CICA Level 1 umpiring course, this is by far the greatest turn out we have had for such a course in several years,” said […]

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Mauke laments Tia's passing

Monday 16 November 2009 | Published in Regional

The news of Tia’s passing travelled quickly through Mauke and our hearts are heavy as we feel we’ve lost a friend. Although we only met Tia this year, he was just that kind of a man, an instant friend and family member! He put aside airs and graces, came humbly, was discerning, knowledgeable, ready to […]

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