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Prime Minister Brown to co-chair PALM10 in Japan

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders will meet with the Government of Japan in Tokyo for the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting – PALM10 – from July 16 to 18.

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Team Cook Islands ready for fruit-carrying race at Traditional Games in Tahiti

The Cook Islands Tu’aro Mā’ohi Traditional Games representatives in Tahiti are geared up for their first competition today in the timau ra’au (fruit carrier race).

Do or die for the Storm Chasers or Super Kings

Today’s Turtles Domestic Cricket League match is crunch time for the two teams facing off. After losing a game each against Royal Heat, the Storm Chasers and Super Kings will be giving all they have on the field as the winning team will progress through to the final. On paper, both teams are evenly matched […]

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Cooks draw with Tonga

The Cook Islands under 20 women’s soccer team faced New Zealand yesterday with a draw against Tonga under their belt. The team, currently competing in the Oceania Under 20 Women’s Championship Qualifer in Auckland, matched Tonga in skills and fitness. Both teams created a number of goal scoring opportunities with the Cook Islands scoring first […]

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Big field gathers for Hugh Henry tourney

Although the official Rarotonga golf season has not yet started, one of the most popular golf tournaments is due to be held this Saturday. This is the Hugh Henry Memorial Golf Tournament. The Henry family have sponsored this tournament for many years now and it always draws a large field of entrants. The draw for […]

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What's in a name?

A sports-related debate, which is expected to stir up feelings, will be at the centre of a community meeting in Nikao this evening. In early December, a series of notices ran in Cook Islands News, saying that 13 codes from Teotue to Pokoinu have been registered and affiliated under the umbrella of the Avatiu Sports […]

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25 boys sign up for sports

Twenty-five boys have signed up to the Cook Islands Sports Academy when classes start up next month. With CISA now being accredited to teach level 3 units for the National Certificate in Sport, manager/tutor Kevin Iro says a few boys have returned from last year’s intake. Iro says the long term objective is to be […]

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Fiji sevens gearing up

Fiji is gearing up for the biggest sevens tournament the rugby-mad country has seen in over 10 years. Starting today (Fiji time), 16 teams will battle it out in the Digicel Suva International Sevens tournament with teams from Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Samoa and even a team from Malaysia. While there’s no […]

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Turangi, Avatiu-Nikao push ahead in women's comp

The Avatiu-Nikao women’s cricket club and the Turangi women’s team are currently leading in the women’s cricket competition. Coming off a win against Muri last week, Turangi again showed promise against their match up with Air Raro Matavera. Batting first, Air Raro Matavera got off to a good start through the mother-daughter combination of Patsy […]

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New gear for kids

Rarotonga primary school students are going to get another healthy dose of cricket this year with $7000 worth of gear now on the island ready for the start of the school year and the ANZ in schools cricket programme. The gear, sponsored by the ANZ Bank, includes 60 plastic bats, 80 rubber balls, 80 sets […]

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Enduro tri for new year's start

New and familiar faces were seen at the weekend’s Enduro triathlon in Tikioki with a total of 21 athletes turning out to compete in a number of course distances. Athletes were greeted by a choppy lagoon in the swim leg and overcast and windy conditions in the run and cycle. The main race of the […]

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Tupou picked as Oceania ref

Local soccer player and referee Tupou Patia has been selected to officiate at the under 20 women’s soccer tournament in New Zealand this month – the first Cook Islands woman to officiate at an international tournament. Excellent fitness levels were a major factor in her selection as an official at the Oceania Football Confederation under […]

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Junior tennis tourney a big hit

The junior tennis programme wrapped on Saturday with a mini tennis tournament for the 40-plus kids that took part in the week-long programme. The under five year olds showed off their improved tennis skills with a mini ‘prisoner’ competition. Tennis coach Malcolm Kajer explained that the prisoner game is a skills developing task which promotes […]

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Are you in?

The Diplomats Golden Oldies rugby team held their first cabinet meeting this year at the Fishing Club in Tupapa last Tuesday evening. The members were updated on their travel arrangements to Sydney in September by Shirley. Tom explained the importance of the first game against the ex-Wallabies that will be broadcast live on four television […]

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Brittany aims to make top 100

Training in the Rarotonga heat and humidity is all part of rising Cook Islands tennis star Brittany Teei’s goal to rank in the top 100 players of the world. The 20-year-old used last year’s Pacific Mini Games as a springboard to re-launch her tennis career after spending six years recovering from a broken ankle. Teei […]

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Royal Heat on Storm Chasers

The second clash of the Turtles Domestic Cricket League will be played out today at the Takitumu Primary School grounds in Matavera starting at 12pm. It will be a confident Royal Heat squad that will face the Storm Chasers today after their first win last weekend against the Superkings. Royal Heat captain Vane Tangimetua will […]

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Junior tennis skills on the improve

Close to 40 junior tennis players have been braving the heat and humidity on court to improve their tennis playing skills. And with ace Cook Islands player Brittany Teei, who won gold, silver and bronze at last year’s Pacific Mini Games, the up and coming tennis stars are fast improving their skills. Teei has been […]

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Triathlon and duathlon back in full swing

The multisport season is back in full swing after the festive season starting with a duathlon today from Nikao. Today’s duathlon meet from opposite the Social Centre in Nikao will start at 5.15pm and will include a 2km run, 8km bike, 1km bike or for the hardy a 1km run, 16km bike capped off with […]

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Kelly Pick stars in NZ tri

Gun multisporter Kelly Pick is the toast of the Cook Islands Triathlon Association after winning her age division (25-29) in the recent Port of Tauranga Half-Ironman Triathlon. The Muri resident not only trained hard to clean up her age division but she also out-muscled numerous elite female triathletes to take out 11th place overall in […]

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Motor Centre backs umpires

The Motor Centre in Panama has come on board to support local cricket umpires. Last month 15 cricket umpires successfully obtained Level l umpire qualifications thanks to Beasley and Apii Mamanu who performed the voluntary roles of umpire coordinators. There has been a marked improvement in the standard of umpiring. “Umpiring in cricket is a […]

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Teei to share golden tennis skills

Aspiring tennis players have the opportunity to improve their game through the Tennis Cook Islands workshop starting today. Keen players aged between 4 and 14-years-old are invited to the workshop to be run by national junior coach Malcolm Kajer and Pacific Mini Games doubles gold medallist Brittany Teei. Teei is currently on holiday in Rarotonga […]

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Youngsters do well

Cook Islands junior elite tennis players have returned better players after gaining invaluable experience from the recent Auckland Christmas tournament. A team of 10 junior tennis players took part in the annual tournament with Lillian Maui returning home with a gold medal in the under 16 girls junior doubles competition. Maui placed fifth overall in […]

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