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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.

Junior rugby gets the bucks

Over $2000 was raised from last week’s charity luncheon and auction with Eric Rush. Four items were auctioned off during the dinner including a signed 1996 All Blacks jersey that sold for $660, a 2009 signed All Blacks jersey that sold for $500, a Robby Deans signed ball that went under the hammer for $20 […]


Big athletics day for kids

Stepping out in unison will be the first challenge for primary school students at today’s Prince of Wales inter primary schools athletics competition. The annual meet is being hosted by St Joseph’s Primary School and will be held at the BCI Stadium. Before any running or jumping though, students from the 10 schools taking part […]


Titikaveka host Matavera today

The Titikaveka soccer club will host Matavera today with the under 13 grade teams from the two clubs going head to head at 4.20pm. This match will be followed by the under 16 boys match at 5.10. The premier men’s grade clash between the two clubs will be held tomorrow at Titikaveka at 4.40pm. The […]


Reps do well at golf champs

The Rarotonga Golf Club championships took a two week break while many of the golfers flew over for the Aitutaki open, with the finals held last Saturday. After the lack of recent rains, the course was very dry and many competitors struggled to cope with the ‘extra run’, the very fast greens and challenging pin […]


Umpiring course begins tonight

The Cook Islands Cricket Association will be running cricket umpiring courses tonight and tomorrow at the CISNOC office in Taputapuatea. CICA general manager Alister Stevic is enthusiastic about the opportunities that exist for local umpires. “With the International Cricket Council making significant investment into global cricket there has never been more opportunities for aspiring umpires […]


New uniforms for athletics hosts

When St Joseph’s primary school hosts tomorrow’s primary schools athletics competition – the students will be sporting brand new uniforms. This week the school received their new sports uniforms which were blessed by Bishop Stuart O’Connell. The uniforms were sponsored by the Tauae Shop and the Tupa family. The Tupa family have a long association […]


Muri on top, Avatiu still at bottom

Each without a win this season, Turamatuitui Tupapa and Avatiu-Nikao met in the bottom of the table cricket clash last weekend. Avatiu-Nikao skipper Shane Thompson elected to put the Turamatuitui team out to field in the heat. Hoping his team could get off to a good start through opening pair Mata and Trevor. However this […]


Busy schedule for Kendall

Tuesday 25: Since arriving in Rarotonga, New Zealand Olympics gold medal sailboarder Barbara Kendall has had a busy schedule starting with being the guest speaker at the Team Cook Islands sailing squad fundraiser last Friday night. Kendall is the chairperson of the Oceania National Olympic Council athletes commission and is being hosted by the Cook […]


Rugby finals at Muri this weekend

Tuesday 25: This weekend’s club rugby grand finals at Ngatangiia, promises to be full of action from the under 13 grade right through to the senior grades. In the senior A grade, Avatiu managed to edge out Ngatangiia-Matavera to secure a finals spot against Arorangi who defeated a tenacious Takuvaine team last Saturday. In the […]


Avatiu bounce back

Monday 24: Avatiu 17, Ngatangiia 15 – Arorangi 22, Takuvaine 15 This Saturday’s rugby grand finals showdown will be between old rivals the Arorangi Cowboys and the Avatiu Eels. The two teams emerged victorious after the weekend’s semi finals matches. Out at Muri, the Ngatangiia-Matavera Flying Dragons were on fire in the first half to […]


It's elimination time

SATURDAY 22: The winners of today’s semi final rugby matches will earn a spot in the grand finals and with two semi finals venues there’s sure to be plenty of action on the field this weekend. At Raemaru Park the Arorangi Cowboys will take on the Takuvaine Warriors. 2009 surprise package Takuvaine will not be […]


Fired up Tupapa keep trophy

Friday 21: In a match of two halves a fast starting Tupapa team was able to fend off a fast finishing Avatiu to retain the Under 15 Coca Cola trophy 31-16. Playing with the wind in the first half, Tupapa was able to accumulate a handy 24-6 lead at the halftime break and this proved […]


Rugby semis set to rumble

Friday 21: It’s crunch time in the Rarotonga club rugby season as semi final matches will be played out today and tomorrow for the right to take to the field one more time in the club grand finals next weekend. Taking to the Arorangi field today will be the Arorangi and Takuvaine senior B grades […]


Romelda sidelined for first NZ test

Thursday 20: Jamaican under 21 goal shooter Romelda Aiken, this year’s player of the trans-Tasman championship, will miss the first test between the Silver Ferns and the World Team in Wellington on Monday. Netball New Zealand officials have confirmed that the Jamaican international and World Team shooter will be sidelined to recover from a heavy […]


Fundraiser helps sailors prepare for games

Wednesday 26: A Sailing Cook Islands fundraiser last Friday raised $4000 at a function which featured a presentation by New Zealand Olympian sailboarding gold medallist, Barbara Kendall. The fundraiser held at the Ngatangiia Sports Club attracted around 200 people who ventured out to support local sailors preparing for the Pacific Mini Games and to meet […]


Pacific Mini Games team named

Wednesday 26: The names of Team Cook Islands athletes and management were officially released yesterday at the Cook Islands Sports and Olympic Committee office. Present for the small function were representatives from each of the 15 codes who were given the honour of naming their teams. The Team Cook Islands management team is as follows: […]


Avatiu, Cowboys square off in age-grade finals

Wednesday 26: The Cook Islands Rugby Union finals will be played at Ngatangiia (Muri) this weekend. As a buildup to the finals, we feature the under 13 and under 15 grades which will be played between Avatiu and the Arorangi Cowboys. During the round competition, the Arorangi Cowboys rugby under 13 team’s statistics are as […]


Final cycle race today

Wednesday 26: Tonight will be the fourth Westpac handicap cycle race starting from Tupapa and taking in a full circuit of the island. The race will start at 4.45pm and anyone wanting to do a lesser distance may do the 20km, the same as last week. Last week the first across the finish line was […]


CI paddler in K1 sprints

Friday 14: Cook Islands canoe sprinter Joshua Utanga has made it through to the semi finals of the men’s K1 1000m at the 2009 World Canoe Sprint Championships in Halifax, Canada. Utanga automatically qualified for the semi finals by finishing 6th in his heat which also saw New Zealander Steven Ferguson finish 2nd. In his […]


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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