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Haircutting ceremony symbolic of transition from Junior to Open Badminton

Monday 23 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Culture, National, Sports

Oceania boasts a wide range of vibrant cultures with unique traditions and values. Recently, this was highlighted by Emanuela Mataio (a badminton player from the Cook Islands) who underwent a haircutting ceremony – a rite of passage for young boys which takes place in front of friends and family.

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Cook Islands Badminton concludes 2022 season with awards

Thursday 22 December 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

A special awards night held earlier this month by the Cook Islands Badminton Association (CIBA) acknowledged the effort and support from players and supporters in 2022.

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Top badminton teams battle hard for medals

Tuesday 11 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Badminton, Sports

Cook Islands Badminton Federation witnessed an intense competition in six of its Cook Islands Games events which concluded over the weekend.

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Youngsters compete in annual College Badminton Tournament

Wednesday 17 August 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

The 7th Annual College Badminton Tournament was played last week at the National Auditorium with the Junior Year 7 and 8 taking the court on Thursday and the Seniors on Friday.

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Kia Orana Values embedded into badminton experience

Friday 3 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Starting with the player packs which were handed to the players during the opening ceremony by a representative from the Bank of Cook Islands (a tournament sponsor), with the contents representing the hard work of the Badminton Cook Islands organising committee.

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NZ teams claim top prizes

Thursday 2 June 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

The visiting New Zealand teams claimed the top prizes in the inaugural Oceania Masters in Paradise Badminton 2022 tournament which concluded with the finals on Tuesday.

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'Age is no barrier'

Saturday 28 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Husband and wife pair Matheus Batlajeri, pictured, and Lea Rachel Fatbinan are among some international players taking part in the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022.

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Stage set for regional tournament

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

Former badminton (senior) world champion Loke Poh Wong, who was recently elected the president of Badminton Oceania, will participate in the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 team tournament which starts this morning at the National Sports Arena in Nikao.

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New President of Badminton Oceania to visit next week

Wednesday 18 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

Ten teams will be competing in the Oceania Masters in Paradise 2022 – a badminton masters tournament for players aged over 35, next week.

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Badminton president takes volunteer crown

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Badminton Cook Islands president Thomas Mereana-Ngauru has been crowned winner of Serve-ing Pacific, Badminton Oceania’s new volunteer recognition programme.

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Oceania event first for badminton

Wednesday 4 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Badminton, Sports

The first Badminton Oceania Masters tournament will be held on Rarotonga later this month from May 25 - 31.

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Bring it on wins first ever Air Badminton gold medal

Tuesday 1 February 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Badminton, Sports

Bring it on (pictured) won the first ever Air Badminton gold medal during the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games at The Edgewater Resort and Spa courts on Saturday.

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Competition ‘first in the region’

Thursday 27 January 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Badminton, Sports

Cook Islands is set to host the first ever AirBadminton competition in the Oceania region at the 2022 Beach Games which resumes this Friday.

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Stevens ready for Raro event

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

New Zealand-based Sue Stevens ready to take on Oceania Masters in Paradise after finishing chemotherapy.

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Naea named Serve-ing Pacific’s first winner

Tuesday 14 December 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Cook Islands’ Tinomana Naea has been crowned the first winner of Serve-ing Pacific – Badminton Oceania’s new volunteer recognition programme.

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Giving kids a chance to play

Saturday 13 November 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Badminton, Sports

Kids from primary schools all over Rarotonga were glad to ditch their books for badminton racquets at the annual Primary School Badminton Tournament yesterday.

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Juniors impress in final badminton competition

Tuesday 9 November 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Badminton, Sports

It was a slamming weekend for Badminton Cook Islands with the Badminton Under 15s Championship Games taking place on Friday and Saturday from 4pm-7pm at the TSA courts.

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Rarotonga to host Oceania Masters badminton event

Tuesday 21 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Badminton Cook Islands is excited to partner with Badminton Oceania to host next year’s Oceania Masters in Paradise badminton tournament.

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Badminton boosts internal culture

Thursday 9 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Badminton has soared in popularity over the last two years in the Cook Islands. The sport has capitalised on the Covid-19 lockdowns and guidelines that restricted the country’s contact sports (rugby and soccer) in early 2020.

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Avarua, Nukutere win badminton titles

Saturday 12 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Badminton, Sports

A handful of talented players reaped the rewards of the many weeks of hard work that led up to the Annual College Badminton Tournament held at the National Sports Arena on Thursday.

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