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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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Road race series continues

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

Thursday 30: The island’s top two cross country athletes have left to compete for the Cook Islands in the Oceania cross country champs in Christchurch on Saturday. Thomas Henderson and Vanessa Palmer were the winners of the recently-completed cross country series held on Rarotonga recently, which made them eligible to compete in the Oceania event. […]

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Fiji magic helps Dragons overcome Tupapa

Wednesday 5 August 2009 | Published in Regional

3 August: Nga-Matavera 14 Tupapa 10, Titikaveka 26 Avatiu 15 Arorangi 24 Takuvaine 21 The Ngatangiia-Matavera Flying Dragons will be toasting their Fijian centres Sailosi Niagi and Usa Mato for two brilliant tries which clinched the game 14-10 against Tupapa. Both tries were similar – starting near halfway with the Fijian flyers hitting the ball […]

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Walter Tangata wins men's comp

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 29: The second round of the 36 hole Air New Zealand Golf Tournament was played on the afternoon of ANZAC Day at the Rarotonga Golf Club. The competition was on bogey and the course must have been playing well because together with everyone trying really hard to win the major prize of a return […]

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K9-9K fetches $500 for animal clinic

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Wednesday 29: The Esther Honey K9-9K run/walk fundraiser on Monday afternoon raised a total of $500 for the Nikao animal clinic to cover some of its operational costs. Around 70 walkers and runner and 15 dogs turned out for the event which was well supported by the Hash House Hussies, Hoffsprings and Harriers running club […]

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Sea Eagles deal to the Eels

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Tuesday 28: Top ranked league side the Avatiu Eels suffered a 24-10 drubbing at the hands of third placed Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles at the weekend. Despite the loss, the second for the Eels this season, they remain at the top of the points table ahead of 2008 league champions the Tupapa Panthers by just two […]

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Mini games medals not yet completed

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 27: When the 2009 Pacific Mini Games is held in September a total of 11,000 medals will be handed out to victorious teams and athletes. During the mini games organising blessing ceremony at the office of the prime minister last week, three model medals were put on display. 2009 Pacific Mini Games chief executive […]

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Titikaveka still unbeaten, first win for Avatiu

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 27: There were close premier netball games seen at the weekend with the Avatiu side winning their first game of the season by beating second-placed Tupapa 43-39. With 15-year-old Lillian Maui at centre, and Edith Nicholas and Mariana Ngaputa working hard in defence, the Avatiu side led right from the start and thoroughly deserved […]

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Tri at Tikioki today

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 25: The last workout before next weekend’s international triathlon event will be held at Tikioki today at 3pm. The distances are an 800m swim, either an 8km or 16 km cycle and either a 2, 4 or 5km run. Any visitors who have already arrived on Rarotonga for next weekend’s event are welcome to […]

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No firm plans on start date for Olympic House

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 25: The village of Nikao will become the centre of sports development in the Cook Islands when the new Olympic House is built. A special foundation stone laying ceremony was held at the Tepuka site on the western side of the new multi indoor sports complex yesterday where the cornerstones, or toka tiava, of […]

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Sharks win again by default

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 24: The Aitutaki Sharks have won their second match by default this season after the Titikaveka Bulldogs failed to show up for their scheduled rugby league game on the island on Wednesday. Cook Islands Rugby League Association president Charles Carlson says it’s disappointing that the Bulldogs management have let their players down. Carlson claims […]

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Games organisers unite to deliver on games

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Friday 24: A ceremonial blessing of the 2009 Pacific Mini Games organising committee was held yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister. The event organised by games minister Wilkie Rasmussen was a show of unity in the body that is charged with organising the games. Around 60 people gathered together for the function including […]

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Mix up delays Bulldogs match

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Thursday 23: Due to a mix up in flight booking dates, the Titikaveka Bulldogs premier team is hoping to get to Aitutaki this afternoon to play their scheduled match against the Aitutaki Sharks. Meanwhile the Bulldogs reserve team will take on the Takuvaine Warriors this afternoon at the Takuvaine field starting at 5pm. On Friday […]

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ONOC president calls in on new CISNOC head

Wednesday 29 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Thursday 23: Newly elected Oceania National Olympic Committee president Dr Robin Mitchell of Fiji is currently on the island where he has been following a tight schedule. Mitchell, who is an International Olympic Committee member, was elected as ONOC president late last month during the ONOC annual general assembly in Queenstown, New Zealand. Since arriving […]

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St Kents too good for Aitutaki

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Monday 20: A large crowed of over 500 gather to watch a local side take on St Kent’s 1st XV rugby team in Aitutaki. As Aitutaki has not played age grade rugby for two seasons, preparation was limited to just two training sessions. The side was made up of local Cook Islands Sports Academy boys […]

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New taekwon-do club formed

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 18: Newly formed Te Aorangi taekwon-do club will have a car wash fundraiser in front of the Aroa Nui hall in Arorangi today to help the club purchase new equipment. They will also be selling sausage sizzles, and steak and mushroom rolls. The club is currently having an orientation for new members at the […]

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French Polynesia to bid for 2019 Games

Wednesday 22 April 2009 | Published in Regional

Saturday 18: PAPE’ETE, April 16 – French Polynesia’s government is moving to prepare a bid to host the 2019 Pacific Games. The French Pacific country’s cabinet meeting was briefed this week about the advantages of such bid, in terms of exposure, permanent sports infrastructures and an expected boost to the ailing tourism industry. During the […]

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