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‘World’s largest family reunion’ ends with joyous closing ceremony

After 10 days of culture, tradition, and kinship, the “world’s largest family reunion” and celebration of indigenous Pacific culture came to an end, with a poignant but low-key closing ceremony in Hawai’i, last night.

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New Zealand’s Minister for Oceans and Fisheries Shane Jones’ visits to Rarotonga are not just a break from his political and ministerial duties; they’re also a chance to reconnect with friends.

Avatiu Eels top rugby standings

The Avatiu Eels Senior A grade are the current leaders in the CITC club rugby season after winning all five of their encounters so far this season. The Eels are on 17 points closely followed by the Arorangi Cowboys on 16 points. The Titikaveka Bulls are lurking in third place with 14 points while the […]


Road series starts

The buildup road series for the Round Rarotonga Road Race, scheduled for September 25, starts today. A few keen athletes turned up for an introductory 3km and 5km run last week. This week’s race will start and finish from the same place, outside the Kafe Kokonati, Matavera. The distances available will be 5km or 8km. […]


Masters continue athletics

Buoyed by the successes in Tahiti at the Oceana Masters Champs earlier in the month the Cook Islands masters athletes will continue their weekly meeting at the BCI Stadium each Wednesday from today. Last week the team gathered at the BCI Stadium to discuss the Champs in Tahiti and to plan for future events. The […]


Fun day at volleyball

The newly revived Cook Islands Volleyball Association (CIVA) held a fun one-day mixed volleyball competition at the Telecom Sports Arena on Monday. Five enthusiastic teams registered for the competition and found out the feeling of playing the sport they love in a purpose built sport arena. And despite the low numbers, there was plenty of […]


Fun was the big winner

Avarua and Avatea Primary Schools once again dominated this year’s inter primary schools rugby and netball tournament . The tournament was played at the BCI Stadium and Tereora National courts where all participating schools had fun. We bring you more photos from the fun rugby and netball day last week for Rarotonga kids. – MW […]


Juniors show signs of brilliance

Saturday’s sun, slight breeze and small swells provided easy conditions for race two in the junior division mid distance open ocean oe vaka race series. Crews managed to record good times with Te Tupu o Te Manava under 19 recording the fastest time and Te Tupu o Te Manava under 16 boys edging out the […]


Holiday sports action

Keep the kids active and out of trouble these school holidays with cricket and tennis. The popular 88FM and Avarua Bakery kids holiday cricket programme smashes off today at the Nikao field. The programme will run again on Thursday and on Tuesday and Thursday next week. The programme starts at 9am and for those parents […]


Stirring challenge to bowlers

The national lawn bowls championships got off to a festive start on Saturday with a parade through Avarua township. Just over 100 bowlers paraded through town lead by the Cook Islands Bowling Association development squad. Teams from Australia and New Zealand including a New Zealand Aitutaki side have come to Rarotonga to compete against Rarotonga […]


Volleyball on Monday

Due to huge demand, the newly revived Cook Islands Volleyball Association has organised a one-day mixed six volleyball tournament this Monday. The tournament will spike into action at 9am and will run all day at the Telecom Sports Arena. The association this week announced its direction for the 2010 volleyball year which was to start […]


Clash of the giants

Can the Dragons fry the Eels or will the elusive Eels give them the slip? The Swamp in Avatiu will host today’s main match between the Eels and the Ngatangiia Dragons. Both teams have been severely tested in the first round of games but they both deserve to be in first and second place in […]


Under 13s get ball rolling

The Arorangi under 13s will host their country brothers from Titikaveka today at the Arorangi field to kick start week five of the CITC rugby union season. This game will kick off at 4.15pm followed by the Senior B clash between the Cowboys and Bulls at 5pm. Tomorrow the Cowboys will host the remaining Bull […]


Friday rally for Mangaia

Mangaia islanders based on Rarotonga are meeting at 5.30pm every Friday at the Avatea School grounds to prepare for the third biannual Mangaia Tri-Series Games to be hosted by Auckland between December 24 and January 8. The Cook Islands Mangaia group are the current holders of the Jim Marurai Champions Trophy and the weekly training […]


Baby Panthers maul Dragons

Wednesday’s under 16 Powerade Challenge rugby match between the Tupapa Panthers and Ngatangiia Dragons was a game of two very different halves. The Panthers got on the board early in the game to lead 12-0 at the half time break. They must have been given a real good talking to as the side went into […]


Tennis juniors off to Fiji

Local junior tennis players are gearing up to represent the country at the Pacific Oceania Championships next week in Lautoka, Fiji. The junior players selected for the championships in Fiji were stand-out competitors at the recent East Pacific Qualifying event in Rarotonga. The squad will depart our shores this weekend for the two week tennis […]


Athletes head to Youth Olympics

Swimmers, sailors and a handball team make up Team Cook Islands that will represent the country at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore between August 14 and 16. Chef de mission for the team, George Hosking, announced the names of the 25 member Team Cook Islands made up of 18 athletes and seven officials who […]


Golden oldies get in the flow

Friday’s golden oldies (GO) match at Nikao started off well with senior referee Simi Teiotu in charge of the whistle. His interpretation of the GO rules got the game flowing. For the record, Teiotu has been selected for Sydney and will assist with refereeing there and hopefully emulate John Hosking (Brisbane) by being the voted […]


Undefeated Dragons and Eels face off

The Ngatangiia Flying Dragons and Titikaveka Bulls have certainly begun their 2010 ruby season strongly – a contrast from previous years. Already this season these two clubs have surprised many and heading into last Saturday’s games – the Dragons were leading the points table ahead of the Avatiu Eels in second and the Bulls in […]


Dragons clash with Panthers in U16

Tomorrow’s U16 Powerade Mid-week Challenge sees the Ngatangiia Flying Dragons take on Tupapa Panthers at 4.30pm at Tupapa Park. The two teams played against each other two weeks ago with the Panthers eventual 30-10 winners. Although the final score-line may indicate a comfortable win this certainly was not the case as the Panthers had to […]


Volleyball back with mixed six

The Cook Islands volleyball season will start early next month with the Vonnias Corporate mixed six volleyball league. The tournament will run for 10 weeks and is the first volleyball fixture organised by the newly elected Cook Islands Volleyball Association (CIVA). An annual general meeting was held recently where Tangianau Tuaputa was re-elected as the […]


CI praised for top Tahiti effort

Strong performances at the Te Aito Tahiti by the Cook Islands five paddlers have earned them accolades from some of the world’s best paddlers. Women paddlers Emilene Taulu, Vaea Melvin and Serena Hunter hit the Tahiti surf first on Friday for their debut race in howling winds and choppy seas. The conditions tested the 40 […]


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