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Rugby semis set to rumble

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 21: It’s crunch time in the Rarotonga club rugby season as semi final matches will be played out today and tomorrow for the right to take to the field one more time in the club grand finals next weekend. Taking to the Arorangi field today will be the Arorangi and Takuvaine senior B grades […]

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Romelda sidelined for first NZ test

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Thursday 20: Jamaican under 21 goal shooter Romelda Aiken, this year’s player of the trans-Tasman championship, will miss the first test between the Silver Ferns and the World Team in Wellington on Monday. Netball New Zealand officials have confirmed that the Jamaican international and World Team shooter will be sidelined to recover from a heavy […]

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Fundraiser helps sailors prepare for games

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 26: A Sailing Cook Islands fundraiser last Friday raised $4000 at a function which featured a presentation by New Zealand Olympian sailboarding gold medallist, Barbara Kendall. The fundraiser held at the Ngatangiia Sports Club attracted around 200 people who ventured out to support local sailors preparing for the Pacific Mini Games and to meet […]

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Avatiu, Cowboys square off in age-grade finals

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 26: The Cook Islands Rugby Union finals will be played at Ngatangiia (Muri) this weekend. As a buildup to the finals, we feature the under 13 and under 15 grades which will be played between Avatiu and the Arorangi Cowboys. During the round competition, the Arorangi Cowboys rugby under 13 team’s statistics are as […]

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Pacific Mini Games team named

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 26: The names of Team Cook Islands athletes and management were officially released yesterday at the Cook Islands Sports and Olympic Committee office. Present for the small function were representatives from each of the 15 codes who were given the honour of naming their teams. The Team Cook Islands management team is as follows: […]

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Final cycle race today

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 26: Tonight will be the fourth Westpac handicap cycle race starting from Tupapa and taking in a full circuit of the island. The race will start at 4.45pm and anyone wanting to do a lesser distance may do the 20km, the same as last week. Last week the first across the finish line was […]

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Busy schedule for Kendall

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Tuesday 25: Since arriving in Rarotonga, New Zealand Olympics gold medal sailboarder Barbara Kendall has had a busy schedule starting with being the guest speaker at the Team Cook Islands sailing squad fundraiser last Friday night. Kendall is the chairperson of the Oceania National Olympic Council athletes commission and is being hosted by the Cook […]

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Rugby finals at Muri this weekend

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Tuesday 25: This weekend’s club rugby grand finals at Ngatangiia, promises to be full of action from the under 13 grade right through to the senior grades. In the senior A grade, Avatiu managed to edge out Ngatangiia-Matavera to secure a finals spot against Arorangi who defeated a tenacious Takuvaine team last Saturday. In the […]

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Avatiu bounce back

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 24: Avatiu 17, Ngatangiia 15 – Arorangi 22, Takuvaine 15 This Saturday’s rugby grand finals showdown will be between old rivals the Arorangi Cowboys and the Avatiu Eels. The two teams emerged victorious after the weekend’s semi finals matches. Out at Muri, the Ngatangiia-Matavera Flying Dragons were on fire in the first half to […]

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It's elimination time

Wednesday 26 August 2009 | Published in Regional

SATURDAY 22: The winners of today’s semi final rugby matches will earn a spot in the grand finals and with two semi finals venues there’s sure to be plenty of action on the field this weekend. At Raemaru Park the Arorangi Cowboys will take on the Takuvaine Warriors. 2009 surprise package Takuvaine will not be […]

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Runners build up

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 19: With the annual Island Car & Bike Hire Round Rarotonga Road Race (RRRR) now just over a fortnight away, local runners are staging their final events as they prepare for the RRRR which will be held on Saturday September 5. Last Saturday saw the annual half marathon with some 20 starters on the […]

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Golden oldies wrap up

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 19: The ‘final official’ Golden Oldies rugby match was held in true golden oldies spirit with well over 70 players and 30 supporters at the match followed by a big kaikai. The numbers made for a great game as we had four quarters instead of three before the kaikai and presentations of awards to […]

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Canoeist breaks 4:00 in K1

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 19: Cook Islands canoe sprinter Josh Utanga missed out on qualifying for the finals of the men’s K1 1000m sprint in Halifax, Canada, but was happy to break the 4 minute barrier coming home in 3 minutes 59 seconds to finish 8th in his semi final race. Even though he missed out on a […]

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Avatiu spoil Dragons day

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Avatiu 20, Ngatangiia 11 Takuvaine 26, Tupapa 22 Arorangi 31, Titikaveka 14 Tuesday 18: Avatiu put a dampener on Ngatangiia-Matavera’s end-of-round senior rugby match on Saturday with a gritty 20-11 win over the Flying Dragons at Muri. The home side actually crossed the line less than 10 minutes to go when the score was 15-11. […]

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Slalom paddler picked for talent

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Tuesday 18: Eighteen-year-old Cook Islands whitewater slalom paddler Ella Nicholas has just been invited to join the ICF (International Canoe Federation) Canoe Slalom Talent ID programme. The ICF have said they will support the most talented young athletes from developing national federations with training camps and entry into main canoeing events as a build up […]

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Aitutaki anglers pick the wrong boats

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 17: The Cook Islands Game Fishing Club hosted the Aitutaki Fishing Club for the 13th annual Gary Parlour paara competition which was hosted by the local club last weekend. The competition’s major sponsor, Gary Parlour, and his wife Kate and family returned once again to the Cook Islands to support, what has now become […]

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We're in!

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 15: Cook Islands News signed up yesterday as an official sponsor of the World Youth Netball Championships and Pacific Mini Games.The sponsorship worth nearly $100,000 provides for daily special editions during both events, along with special services including help with foreign media hosting during PMG. CINews managing editor John Woods (right) and events company […]

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Eels take on top side

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 15: Rugby matches this weekend will be closely fought games as the final match of the round is played out. This week’s match of the week is between competition leaders Ngatangiia-Matavera Flying Dragons and Avatiu eels. Ngatangiia-Matavera currently have a 2 point lead in the competition sitting on 26 points with Arorangi in second […]

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Complex seating complex

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 14: The seating configuration at the Telecom Sports Arena could be blamed for the confusion over the availability of tickets for games at the World Youth Netball Championships. Almost all the 240 seats inside the complex – that is, inside the roller doors – have been sold or taken up for sponsors, VIPs and […]

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Aiming for Ferns

Wednesday 19 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 14: Fifteen-year-old American centre Victoria Lelo dreams of playing for the Silver Ferns. Victoria attends Pennsylvania High School and has been playing netball for nearly 10 years. While she lives in Los Angeles and has only a slight American twang, her father is from Fiji and her mum is New Zealand Maori, both of […]

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