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The year in sports 2023

Sunday 31 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Fishing, Football, Golf, Handball, League, Netball, Pacific Games 2023, Paddling, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Running, Sailing, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

2023 has been a testament to the dedication and talent of Cook Islands athletes across various sports. Cook Islands News’ Losirene Lacanivalu delves into some of the most remarkable sporting achievements that made headlines in 2023.

Athletics


Annual golf fundraiser set to attract ‘Allies’

Thursday 9 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Golf, Sports

An annual fun sporting fundraiser which benefits various community groups is set to come alive on Rarotonga this coming weekend.

Golf


Cecil, Schofield win Aitutaki Golf Open

Friday 3 November 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Golf, Sports

Maputai Cecil, who is bound for the Pacific Games, put on a good show at the annual Air Rarotonga Aitutaki Golf Open tournament to win the top prize in the senior ladies division.

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The Howards reign supreme again

Tuesday 13 June 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Golf, Sports

Golfing champions, brother and sister William and Rotana Howard, have retained their respective open men and women Rarotonga Golf Open titles after claiming the 2023 Toa Group sponsored tournament – a World Amateur Golf Ranking event – on Saturday.

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Howard siblings lead Rarotonga Golf Amateur Open tournament

Saturday 10 June 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Golf, Sports

Top local golfer William Howard will head into the final day of the TOA Group Rarotonga Golf Amateur Open 2023 tournament today with a slender one stroke lead.

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It’s a long drive to the top

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Golf, Sports

Ranked number one in the world for women’s long drive, Cook Islander Phillis Meti MNZM, a New Zealand golfer, visited Rarotonga last week with her mother Phillis Sr.

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2022 Pacific Mini Games Athlete Profiles - Golf

Saturday 11 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Golf, Sports

Cook Islands News profiles another athlete who will be representing the country in golf for the Pacific Mini Games, which will get underway on June 17.

Golf


Golf opener delivers new course record

Thursday 24 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Golf, Sports

Rarotonga Golf Club in Nikao celebrated the opening of winter season with a new course record over a week ago.

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Rotary Club of Rarotonga raises $10,000 for men’s health

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Golf, Sports

Saturday saw the Rotary Club of Rarotonga in association with the Boyd family host the annual Bob Boyd Memorial Golf tournament at the Rarotonga Golf Club course in Nikao.

Golf


Teeing off for men’s health

Thursday 11 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Golf, Sports

In appreciation of the essential services the frontline workers worldwide have provided to the general public in the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Rarotonga have chosen ‘Frontline workers’ as their dress theme for the annual Bob Boyd Memorial Golf Ambrose Day.

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Golfers take to the green

Thursday 4 November 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Golf, Sports

Top golfers will be battling it out in the three-day 2021 Rarotonga Amateur Golf Open which tees off today at the Rarotonga Golf Club course in Nikao.

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