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11 November 2022



Solomon Islands PM retains seat, vote counting continues

Solomon Islands’ pro-China Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has retained his seat in the national election, according to local media reports, but it will take days to know if his party has won enough support to form the next government.


MP Utikere: A privilege to serve his community

The visiting New Zealand Parliamentary delegation includes a Cook Islander who is making his first ‘official’ visit to his homeland.

Heaps on for kids during holidays

If you haven’t really decided what to do with your kids this week, there are a number of kid’s sporting events on over the next two weeks of the school holiday. Today the Cook Islands Cricket, Avarua Bakery and 88FM cricket school holiday programme starts at 9am at the Matavera field. The day will be […]


Eels slip out of Eagles' grip

The Avatiu Eels managed to slip out of the Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles’ claws on Saturday in an intense match at the swamp. The Sea Eagles continued to prove that they are no easy beats as they forced the Eels to lift their game. The Eels took charge of the game early on in the match […]


White Puta team to beat

The men’s five-a-side soccer teams will battle it out again today at the CIFA complex in Matavera with team White Puta the side to beat. Last Thursday White Puta dealt out a huge 14-1 thrashing to the Waka Boys. White Puta will face Virgin Ave today while the Waka Boys will need to regroup before […]


Henry only new face at CIRU

Aitutaki businessman Mike Henry is the only new addition to the Cook Islands Rugby Union executive committee after the association held its annual general meeting on Tuesday. (April 13). John Wichman remains president, with hardworking chief executive Ben Koteka continuing for another two years. Prime minister Jim Marurai is the patron of the association with […]


Big triathlon event looms

The ‘big one’ is just around the corner – that’s the Air New Zealand Rarotonga International Triathlon race. The race will be held on May 1 from the Ngatangiia field and all local athletes must register and pay entry fee by Thursday, April 22 to triathlon organisers Len Edwards, Geoff Stoddart or Jennie George. The […]


Kids, why not give tri a try

Want to try something new these school holidays? Take part in the free Raro Kids’ Triathlon on Wednesday, April 21. And best of all it’s not a serious race so there will be plenty of fun to be had – go on, give it a try. Registration of athletes begins at 9.30am on the day, […]


Sea Eagles soar to top

The Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles premier league team are the current leaders on the points table heading into this Saturday’s ‘catch up’ clash against the Avatiu Eels. Keep in mind though that the Sea Eagles are facing the Eels for the first time on Saturday and then have another catch up game to play against the […]


Female coaches for Raro

Another first for women’s cricket took place last Monday when nine female cricketers qualified as New Zealand Cricket coaches. On the back of the successful first women’s Rarotonga club cricket season earlier in the year the development of female’s cricket is gaining quick momentum. Cook Islands Cricket general manager Alister Stevic said he was impressed […]


Football galore for primary schools

It was soccer galore on Tuesday when primary school students overran the Cook Islands Football Association academy in Matavera for the annual Rarotonga primary school one day soccer tournament. The weather was perfect and the games were great to watch. Among the highlights of the day was Papaaroa School taking out the B boys division. […]


Calling all sports people

The Cook Islands National Sports and Olympic Committee (CISNOC) is urging all national federations to recognise their athletes and administrators by nominating for this year’s national sports awards. The national sports awards will be hosted by Vaka Puaikura at the Aroa Nui hall and will be held on Tuesday, May 25. Former All Blacks flanker […]


Tennis open day on

The Tennis Cook Islands open day this Saturday will make history in the country as it will be played under lights. The open day will start at 3pm and run to 8pm at the national tennis courts in Nikao. This will also be your last opportunity to take advantage of the association’s special introductory membership […]


Sea Eagles snatch victory

The Ngatangiia village partied like their team had won the league grand final at the weekend after their Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles caused the upset of the season beating 2009 champions the Tupapa Panthers 13-12. The Ngatangiia field was packed with league fans to watch the main match of the weekend with Tupapa supporters probably feeling […]


Puncture doesn't stop Stoddart

So determined was he to hold onto his title, Geoff Stoddart rode the last 4km of the bike leg on a punctured tyre during Saturday’s annual Tin Man Triathlon. Rarotonga turned on near-perfect conditions for the 28th annual triathlon at Tikioki. Twenty two individuals and 10 teams took up the challenge of the Triathlon Association’s […]


Panthers out to down Eagles

Hosts the Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles take on the Tupapa Panthers in today’s main league game at Ngatangiia field. The Panthers will want to dispose of the Sea Eagles with as little fuss as possible to keep players injury free leading up to the final two weeks of the competition. But the Sea Eagles won’t go […]


Get into sport downtown

Downtown Avarua streets will turn into a multi sport arena this morning in commemoration of World Health Day. The main road through Avarua will be closed from 9am to 2.30 in the afternoon, however the Maire Nui Drive on the beach side will remain open . From 11am onwards a number of sports demonstrations and […]


Disco dance in to top spot

Mixed netball team Thort it was a Disco were crowned the champions of the inaugural social mixed netball tournament on Wednesday night after a thrilling finals match against the Jagar Bombs. The disco boys and girls never looked like losing the match with their lethal goal defending duo of national netballer Luciana Matenga and international […]


Young paddlers back on water

Over 250 junior paddlers are expected to descend on Muri lagoon today for the 2010 Vaka Iti sprint races. The sprint races brings to an end the successful oe vaka in schools programme with junior paddlers having the opportunity to showcase their new skills in today’s 250km races in the under 14, 16 and under […]


Sevens returns to heaven

The Cook Islands International sevens tournament, presented by CITC, will grow this year to include 16 men’s teams and up to eight women’s teams. The tournament will take place over three days from November 4. Organisers have fielded new interest for this year’s competition including two teams from out of Victoria, Australia. 2009 saw the […]


Two great golf tournaments held recently

The last two weeks have seen two popular tournaments at the Rarotonga Golf Club. On March 27 the Air Raro Classic drew a field of 80 players all trying to win Air Raro tickets to the Southern Group. Walter Tangata just finished ahead of Ianis Boaza and John Teiti to win 2 return tickets to […]


Visiting Lions clean up waterfall

The Papua (Wigmore) waterfall in Vaimaanga was a stunning sight on Wednesday morning thanks to the helping hands of the visiting Canadian Foothills Lions rugby team. Members of the under 16 team spent yesterday morning picking up rubbish around the waterfall area where people had carelessly discarded it. A group of around 10 boys from […]


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