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Covid-19: Three more children among 12 deaths in Fiji

Three more children have died from Covid-19 in Fiji. This takes the death toll since the pandemic hit the country in 2020 to 791. Fiji's Government also confirmed on Wednesday the 10 day-old infant, 8 year-old girl and 13 year-old boy are among 12 Covid-19 patients who died.

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Fiji shifts focus from Covid-19 to NCDs

At least 70 percent of the Fijian population who had Covid-19 when they died were also suffering from a chronic disease, health authorities said.

Zumba fundraiser for Pokoina

Thursday 13: Creative Centre member Pokoina Nganu will be able to have much needed surgery in New Zealand thanks to funds raised during the Zumbathon fundraiser at Top Shape Gym. The Zumbathon raised $400 plus an extra donation of $100 was received from the Koteka-Wiki family. More Zumbathons will be held on Saturdays at the […]

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Half marathon on Saturday

Thursday 13: With the annual Round Rarotonga Road Race (RRRR) now less than a month away, local runners face two events this week as they prepare for the RRRR which will be held on Saturday September 5. The events will be, firstly, a relay (3 x 3km) event this evening starting at the eastern end […]

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Tough test for promising young sailors

Thursday 13: Cook Islands sailors Helema Williams and Taua Elisa have been putting their bodies and sailing skills to the test in Australia where they are taking part in the Emerging Nations Programme in Perth. The pair is in a team of nine sailors from across the globe taking part in the inaugural programme. Acclaimed […]

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Runners build up

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: 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: 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

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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Panthers on comeback trail

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

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

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

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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Just Play football wraps up

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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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Organisors rehearse for WYNC

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

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

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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