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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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Just Play football wraps up

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 12: Cook Islands Football Association wrapped up a successful Just Play programme, for yet another year, last Saturday. The kids were treated by CIFA officials to sausage sizzles before packing for home. CIFA’s Mii Piri said that this year’s programme has become a great success with numbers increasing every Saturday. Just Play football programme […]

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Turts and Kuki do their thing

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 12: Turts the turtle and Kuki the kukupa met for the first time at the opening of the World Youth Netball Championships on Monday where their antics had the adopt a nation school kids in stitches of laughter. Turts the Onu is the WYNC mascot and represents one of the event’s major sponsors, Turtles […]

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Cyclists will race tonight

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 12: The second Westpac bank sponsored cycle race will be held today starting at 5pm from the Tupapa Health Clinic. Events over the next three weeks are sponsored as part of Westpac’s overall support for multisport events in Rarotonga and in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. The event is a handicapped cycle race from […]

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Host broadcast awarded at last

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 12: A local company has been awarded the tender to be the host broadcaster for next month’s Pacific Mini Games in Rarotonga. The directors of Host Broadcast Unit Ltd were informed yesterday by PMG 2009 sales and marketing director Tui Short. “We let them know by telephone,” says Short, “and the conditions are being […]

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Cowboys slay Panthers 24-0

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 10: It was a stop-start affair but a dominant Arorangi Cowboys forward pack was able to slowly wear down the Panthers to beat them 24-nil on Saturday. With the Cowboys leading at halftime 3-nil, an exciting second half was expected but this never eventuated as the Cowboys basically resorted to conservative 10-man ‘winning’ rugby. […]

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UK kids mix with reps

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 8: Visiting UK school Wellington Borough College enjoyed friendly games of netball and rugby against Tereora College yesterday to end their sports tour. The team of 60 students and eight staff have been on the road for the past three weeks where their first stop was Hong Kong. After Hong Kong the team travelled […]

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Panthers on comeback trail

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 8: Raemaru Park will play host to today’s round 9 main rugby match of the week between the Arorangi Cowboys and Tupapa. 2008 champions the Panthers have had probably their worst start in ages, losing their first five games of the season, but like any champion team with the return of the old-guard and […]

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Older salt manages a rare double

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 7: It’s hard enough to win a national sailing title and to win two in the same year is even more difficult. When you are over 60 years of age it would be considered by most to be near impossible. But this month Tony Heays from Avana won a Sunburst National title to add […]

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New format for Golden Oldies

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 7: Last Friday the brand new Telecom Sports Arena at Nikao provided a great backdrop to the Golden Oldies field of play as 60 odd players and spectators enjoyed what was one of the best games of the season. It seems that the current formula of combining all players into two teams, rather than […]

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Tupapa retains U15 trophy

Wednesday 12 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 7: Tupapa have retained the Coca-Cola trophy after a tough battle against Arorangi on Wednesday which they won 12-0. In a 5-minute try scoring burst just before halftime, Tupapa were able to post their winning 12 points. The tries were scored by nuggety hooker John Vano and speedy winger Richard Vainerere – with a […]

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Tupapa back on track

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 31: The Tupapa A grade rugby team are back in business after just managing to edge out Avatiu 18-17 during their catch up game on Wednesday at Victoria Park. Tupapa posted the first points through a penalty and soon after the same opportunity arose at the other end of the field for Avatiu. The […]

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Lionel-Virginia comp hits off today

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

1 August: Today will see the start of the Lionel-Virginia golf competition at Nikao. This is a match play on handicap knockout event which is always hotly contested. The men will start the competition this week while the vets and the ladies will start later on. The draw has already been made so check the […]

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Mini games host broadcast details due out today

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

5 August: A decision on who will be offered the tender for host broadcasting at the Pacific Mini Games is expected to be known by today. PMG 2009 organising committee marketing & sponsorship director Tui Short said on Monday that they were still going through the tender process, and the bids were to be in […]

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Northern Ireland lasses eye top 10

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

5 August: The Northern Ireland under 21 team is looking for a top 10 finish at this month’s World Youth Netball Championships. But head coach Jackie Portis knows that it will be difficult even though the team was sixth at the last championships in Florida, USA, four years ago. “I think it will be a […]

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Boxing on

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

3 August: Rarotonga boxer Marcus Jack (above left) eyes up opponent Tua Tehei during their bout in Tahiti last week. Jack is one of the four boxers who were invited by the Tahiti boxing association to take part in a competition there. Results have been received for the first fight night in Tahiti. Jack fought […]

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Organisors rehearse for WYNC

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

3 August: The Telecom Sports Arena in Nikao came to life on Saturday morning with netball supporters gathered for a morning of rehearsals. It is after all a proven fact that practise makes perfect. And so it was that the Pacific Mini Games team tried out the new netball court with a very fast paced […]

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