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‘It takes a village’: Rotumans in Rarotonga unite to keep culture alive

The Rotuman community in Rarotonga recently celebrated Rotuma Day, marking the anniversary of the island’s cession to Great Britain on May 13, 1881.

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Rarotonga, Honolulu to establish sister-city relationship, says PM

As leader of the Cook Islands delegation, Prime Minister Mark Brown will be travelling to the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i next month.

Titikaveka secure finals berth

The Titikaveka premier grade netball squad have booked themselves a spot in the grand finals after having to up their game to beat Avatiu 51-40 during their knockout match on Saturday. And the match itself was an excellent performance of local netball between the two local giants of netball. Avatiu went into the game with […]

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Finals time at 7s

It’s D-Day for rugby sevens teams who will take to the Raemaru Park field today for the semis and grand finals of the CITC pre-season sevens tournament. Today will see the show down of the best local club sevens teams in all grades from the under 13 grade right up to the senior A men’s […]

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Arorangi unveil, bless new uniforms

The Arorangi Rugby Union Club officially unveiled and blessed their new ‘armour’ for the 2010 to 2013 rugby seasons. A special ceremony was held for the occasion at the Arorangi club rooms at the Raemaru Park where club and uniform sponsors were humbly honoured by the club and players. Island Car and Bike Hire have […]

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Women warriors to do battle at 7s finals

This weekend’s CITC pre-season sevens tournament semi and grand finals games will feature our women sevens warriors in the City and Country teams. The previous clashes between these two women’s teams have seen an improved level of skills, rugby nous and effort of the ladies and all involved in women’s rugby must be commended (including […]

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Smith boosts Tasman forward power

The Tasman Makos’ forward stocks received a timely boost this week with confirmation that Queensland Reds’ number eight Tasi Luafutu and Auckland hooker Francis Smith have signed for this year’s ITM Cup rugby competition. Smith was born in the Cook Islands, the son of Ewan and Fenny Smith and became the first hooker to score […]

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Tennis prepares for international event

Cook Islands junior tennis players are polishing their skills ahead of next month’s International Tennis Federation Junior East Pacific Tournament the first major event to be played on the Nikao tennis centre courts since the Pacific Mini Games in September last year. The international standard tennis court at Nikao was one of the main reasons […]

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Sharks make big impact on Mauke

Papa Mau Raina, Rutaki Sharks’ team leader and manager, reckons their recent trip to Mauke was the best they’ve ever had. They have been treated like kings, waking up each day to tea, food and as well as the wonderful hospitality and they’ve enjoyed becoming an active part of community events. This is Mau’s third […]

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Golden oldies off to good start

Last Friday’s start of the golden oldies rugby season got off to a great start with Takitumu and Rutaki Sharks supplying the jerseys and ready to play. Thanks to both teams. Simi Teotu, our top sevens referee controlled the game and kept the lads under control but it was a fast game played the GO […]

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Swimmers eye Singapore

The Cook Islands Swim team are gunning to improve their times at the Oceania Swimming Championships next week and qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August. The team of Tepaia Payne and swimming siblings Celeste and Aaron Brown will be accompanied by team manager Lisa Iro to the Oceania Swimming Championships in […]

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Party on with Zumba

The BCI Stadium is going to be turned into an open air gym on Thursday for the mass Zumba party where those of you taking part in the Vaevae Challenge can earn bonus points. The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Top Shape Gym, Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Office and CITC are […]

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Ace skills at junior tennis

With each tennis competition there is a marked improvement in the skills of junior tennis players and the start of the ANZ Stars tennis on Saturday saw some fantastic match-ups at the Nikao tennis centre. Beginner tennis players under 8 got the competition off to an ace start with mini tennis games set up to […]

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Many add to Aito success

Te Aito Cook Islands wishes to extend its sincere gratitude and thanks to the many businesses and people for enabling the inaugural Te Aito Cook Islands to be a great success. Air Rarotonga for bringing our Aitutaki paddlers over to compete and for providing return airfares to Tahiti for our winners to compete in the […]

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Dearlove powers to victory

As predicted, local champion paddler Reuben Dearlove took out the open men’s 24km Te Aito Cook Islands race on Saturday with a huge 11 minute lead on second place getter and event organiser Fletcher Melvin. Dearlove raced in his brand new carbon fibre V1 vaka which drew plenty of attention as it glided with ease […]

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7s get serious as semis loom

The serious contenders for this year’s CITC pre-season sevens rugby turned up to play with next week’s semifinal spots on offer for the top two qualifiers in each pool. In the FBI under 13 grade competition the Arorangi Cowboys played two games at the weekend, winning them both 40-0 against Titikaveka and a hard-fought win […]

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New canoe ready just in time

The first all-carbon fibre V1 canoe made on Rarotonga is finished just in time for today’s Te Aito Cook Islands race. The canoe represents Innovative Plastics Ltd’s first fully carbon fibre project, and was made specifically for national champion paddler Reuben Dearlove, who is the favourite for today’s inaugural Te Aito Cook Islands. Event organiser […]

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Top scores at open golf

Many players recorded their best ever scores at the Turama Cook Islands Open Golf Tournament, played last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The hotly contested tournament, sponsored by Island Hopper, drew players from overseas as well as Aitutaki and Rarotonga and is a major feature of the golfing calendar. On the first day, Thursday, Ned Howard […]

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Youngsters look flash thanks to Mongoose

Under 13 rugby union players from all six Rarotonga clubs will step out on to the field today sporting brand new jerseys thanks to the Avatiu-Nikao Mongoose Golden Oldies club. Before being handed out to the clubs, the jerseys, including a full set for the Are Nikau club on Aitutaki, were blessed by Orometua papa […]

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7s at Tupapa

The Tupapa field is the place to be today to catch rugby sevens action as clubs gather for week two of the CITC Pre-Season Sevens tournament. Games will start with an hour of Rippa rugby for boys and girls under 11 and 9 before the under 13 grade teams, in their new Mongoose uniforms, take […]

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Dragonflies meet Kokiri

After a weekend of regional netball action, local clubs will hit the courts again today for the final games of round two. And as the Titikaveka Pearls played the Takuvaine Red Devils last night, the only premier grade game on today will be the match between the Avatiu Dragonflies and the Ngatangiia Kokiri. And while […]

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Sevens continue this weekend

This week will be the last week of pool play of the CITC pre-season sevens tournament in each of the grades. Teams will want to secure first or second position in their pool to assure them of a semifinal spot next weekend. Due to this week’s draw featuring some new teams to each of the […]

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