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Cook Islands bolster Solomon Islands’ biosecurity measures

Cook Islands biosecurity officers are in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to provide much-needed reinforcement to the local team due to a significant surge in arrivals for the Pacific Games.


PM Brown briefs Solomon Islands counterpart on Pacific Islands Forum outcomes

Prime Minister Mark Brown paid a courtesy call on Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his visit to Honiara to witness the Pacific Games.

Cyclone damages sports facility

The facilities at the Vaipae sports ground (pictured) in Aitutaki sustained some structural damage but villagers say it was lucky not to have been completely destroyed. The tennis and netball courts were renovated in 2008 for the Manea Games which was hosted by Aitutaki. The Vaipae hall in the background has sustained major damage to […]


Tamariki Sports day programme a hit

The first day of the ANZ Tamariki Sports programme on Tuesday afternoon was a huge success with around 70 kids aged under 13 taking part. Touch rugby, basketball and athletics lessons were on offer for the kids who thoroughly enjoyed themselves learning new sports skills. While programme coordinator Ake Hosea-Winterflood conducted mini athletics drills, members […]


Sharks game up in the air

The Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers premier team are still expecting to travel to Aitutaki for their round two rugby league match against the Aitutaki Sharks scheduled for Friday afternoon. The club was still waiting for word from the Sharks club as it was all hands on deck on the island after it sustained wide spread damage following […]


Response team due in Aitutaki

Police commissioner Maara Tetava said they are hoping to make a quick assessment of the situation on Aitutaki before a response team leaves for the island today. Tetava, who assumed the position of national disaster controller, said two officers were onboard one of two Air Rarotonga aircraft which flew to Mauke to shelter from the […]


State of disaster declared

The prime minister Jim Marurai declared a state of disaster in Aitutaki after the island was battered by tropical cyclone Pat. The declaration was made after the PM met yesterday morning with cabinet, the director for Emergency Management Cook Islands and the police commissioner Maara Tetava. A public announcement was made by Marurai on Radio […]


Resort suffers damage

The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa suffered structural damage after tropical cyclone Pat ripped through the island. “We sustained significant damage with the loss of the beach bar and restaurant,” said managing director Tata Crocombe. The wedding pavilion and other buildings were also seriously damaged. Crocombe said the guests and staff were evacuated off Akitua […]


Eels deal to Sharks at Swamp

The Arorangi Bears, Avatiu Eels and Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers all registered wins in the first round of the club rugby league competition. The Bears were lucky not to be mauled in the doggy’s territory as they edged out the Bulldogs 26-24 in the premier grade match. In fact, it was a clean sweep for the Bears […]


Tamariki Sports today

Kids, grab your sports gear and get mum or dad to drop you off at the BCI stadium for the ANZ Tamariki Sports Programme today. The hour long programme starts at 4pm with G-Dub (George Williams) giving basketball lessons for kids aged 11 to 12, Geoffrey Halston coaching touch rugby to kids 6 to 8 […]


New Panthers' strip for 2010

The Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers league teams took to the field on Saturday sporting branding new black and white strips. The new club uniforms were blessed on Saturday morning by Reverend Tuaine Ngametua with a number of the clubs leaders giving words of inspiration to the players who gathered for the blessing ceremony. The players were told […]


Bumper day of sports

Provided the sun shines today, it’s going to be a bumper day of sports with a smorgasbord of games on today. Out at the Takitumu Primary School the grand finals of the Turtles Domestic Cricket league will be played out between the Storm Chasers and Royal Heat. The 50 over match gets underway at 12pm. […]


Ngakau Toa open day at Muri

Head to Muri beach this Saturday and join the Ngakau Toa Vaka Outrigger club and have fun in the sun. The oe vaka club is holding its open day, right next to the Sails Restaurant, and extends an open invitation to anyone interested in taking up the sport or picking up the paddle again. There […]


Team tri coming up this month

With two weeks to go until the annual Corporate Team Triathlon Challenge – there’s still plenty of time to do some training. The team’s triathlon challenge will be held on Saturday 20 February from the tri site in Tikioki and will include a 200m swim leg, 8km cycle and a 2km run to be completed […]


Bears play Bulldogs

The Arorangi Bears and Titikaveka Bulldogs kicked off the rugby league season with the under 16 and reserve grade games at Titikaveka last night. Today the premier grade from Arorangi will travel to Titikaveka for the first premier grade match of the week starting at 5pm. Tomorrow, games will be played at Victoria Park in […]


Tamariki Sports on again

Teaching local children basic sports skills and encouraging them to lead active lifestyles are the aims of the ANZ Tamariki Sports programme. The junior sports programme developed by passionate sports coach and athlete Ake Hosea-Winterflood returns next week with some local personalities jumping on board to help deliver the programme. Radio presenter and basketball president […]


Charity rugby proceeds donated to Te Vaerua

The Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service is closer to its goal of setting up a rehabilitation centre to cater for the needs of people with disabilities. Yesterday Te Vaerua president Pastor Eliu Eliu was presented with a $1272 cheque from Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive officer Ben Koteka. The funds were raised during last […]


Masters athletics resume

Masters athletics returns to BCI Stadium today. Cook Islands masters athletes are continuing with their regular track and field meetings at the BCI Stadium as they prepare for the Oceania Champs to be staged in Tahiti in early July. Today’s meeting starts at 5pm and will be the third meeting this year as athletes improve […]


FBI women bulldoze Rama

Evenly contested touch rugby matches were seen on Monday night when the open men and women’s teams took to the field. All but one match ended with just a one point difference in the scores. The FBI women’s team bulldozed their opponents from the Rama northern group team 8-1 in the only one sided match […]


Sea Scouts back in action

The Avarua Harbour Sea Scouts checked out their boat equipment after resuming meetings last Monday following the holiday break. The youngsters rigged one of their sailing craft, checked the safety boat, got into their rope work and were taught the correct way to put on and adjust a lifejacket. They were each given a DVD […]


Potiki Sports back on

BUILDING a strong foundation of skills and techniques for fu¬ture Cook Islands athletes is the aim behind the Potiki Sports programme starting on Satur¬day. The junior sports develop¬ment programme aims to teach children a wide range of sports skills and techniques they can build on as they move into the sport code of their choice. […]


Iron surf eye-opener for twins

A recent holiday to Australia’s Gold Coast saw local twins Cailean (left) and Benjamin Henderson meet the superstars of surf lifesaving. The twins are the sons of Vicki Henderson and grandsons of Maria Henderson of Nikao. The world’s best men and women were assembled at Kurrawa Beach for rounds one and two of the Kellogg’s […]


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