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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.

St Kent's here for 3 games

Tuesday 14: The St Kentigern College first fifteen squad arrived on the island over the weekend for a three-match tour of Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Two of these matches will be played in Rarotonga with the third match to be played in Aitutaki. All matches will be played against the Cook Islands Sports Academy teams here […]


U21 squad show superior fitness

Saturday 11: The Cook Islands under 21 training squad certainly had the superior skills and fitness to win their first ‘test’ match 55-38 on Thursday afternoon against a local selection. The under 21 squad flew straight out off the blocks to give themselves a good early lead and left the local side to play catch […]


Games closing today

Saturday 11: The week long Cook Islands Games wrap up today with a handful of codes finishing their competition followed by the games closing ceremony. The games closing ceremony will be held at the National Auditorium with all teams urged to make the effort to be at the event. The ceremony will begin at 6pm […]


8 teams in today's sevens tourney

Saturday 11: The Manea Games rugby sevens gold medal team will add extra flavour to today’s one day Cook Islands Games competition. The Aitutaki team arrived yesterday and includes fleet-footed former national rep Messine Manapori, skilful halfback/pivot Nga Taiti and tough forward Mati Messine. Aitutaki will face vaka teams in today’s competition with the tournament […]


Fisticuffs in the ring

Saturday 11: Local female police officers were on the frontline on Thursday night – the frontline of the boxing ring that is. The second fight night of the year, which seconded as a Cook Islands Games boxing event, was a well attended event which not only included some quality boxing but also a kick boxing […]


2 golds to Takitumu

Thursday 9: After two days of the Cook Islands Games netball tournament, Vaka Takitumu has emerged as the gold medal winners in both the under 21 and open categories. Vaka Takitumu, Te Au O Tonga, Puaikura and Aitutaki battled it out on the netball courts with some great games seen especially in the under 21 […]


Five codes on today

Thursday 9: With the weather being as great as it has been over the past few days, the Muri lagoon is the place to be today for the second day of the Cook Islands sailing competition. The Cook Islands Games boxing competition tonight is expected to be a thriller with six female and five male […]


Sailors take to Muri today

Thursday 9: Sailing got off to a great start in Rarotonga at Muri lagoon yesterday with a gentle breeze. First out of the blocks was the 4.7 laser class with two flights of six boats and full entries from the best 12 young sailors in the Cooks. Israel Miles of Vaka Takitumu, who has recently […]


Women's boxing debut

Wednesday 8: Women’s boxing will make its Cook Islands Games debut night tomorrow. Twelve female boxers are included in the exciting line-up of 16 bouts which have been organised for the fight night. The programme includes junior and exhibition matches. The fight night will be held at the Banana Court with the first bout to […]


Tennis ace off to Davis Cup in Syria

Tuesday 7: Brett Baudinet (above) heads off to Syria this week as a member of the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup tennis team. Baudinet, who has been in the Pacific team since 2000, says they have high hopes of progressing beyond the Asia/Oceania group three at the tournament. “We’re hoping that we can move up to […]


Maukeans fancy their golfing

Tuesday 7: While golfers took to the green for the first day of the Cook Islands Games golf tournament yesterday, team Mauke have already stood out as the team to watch. Up to 50 golfers are expected to take part in the golf which began yesterday and will end this Thursday with a medal ceremony. […]


The medal count begins

Tuesday 7: After the Cook Islands Games touch rugby and triathlon competition on Saturday, Vaka Puaikura and Te Au O Tonga are tied on the medal table with two gold medals each. Vaka Puaikura’s first gold medal was thanks to their men’s touch team who beat Te Au O Tonga. The team second gold medal […]


Taekwon do students graduate with colours

Monday 6: Cook Islands taekwon do students completed their student grading on Saturday March 21 at the Nikao CICC Hall. It was a day to remember for the 38 students who took part in the grading and achieved great successes in the form of being promoted to their new coloured belts. There were also two […]


One win at Adelaide Sevens

Monday 6: The Cook Islands national sevens squad began their Adelaide Sevens campaign in promising style. The team faced South Africa in their first pool D match and despite losing 28-7, there were some outstanding plays by the team. In particular, sprightly winger Jamal Brogan with his explosive style of play put the Cooks in […]


Six codes get started today

Monday 6: Basketball, golf, league sevens, squash, netball and oe vaka will begin their Cook Islands Games competitions today. Already underway and continuing this week are volleyball, lawn bowls, table tennis and sailing in Aitutaki. The basketball competition will begin at 5.30pm with all games to be held at the National Auditorium. Golf tees off […]


Standout sports people saluted

Saturday 4: The 2008 national sports awards on Thursday were dedicated to honouring local sports people who were at the top of their game in 2008. It was certainly a proud night for the Dearlove family with oe vaka siblings Reuben and Tamsyn Dearlove taking out the 2008 sportsman and sportswoman of the year awards. […]


A few turn up

Saturday 4: Athletes must has been too busy training for their games this week as only a few athletes made an appearance at yesterday’s Cook Islands Games opening ceremony. Just four teams made the effort to be part of the opening ceremony including a handful of enthusiastic athletes representing Aitutaki, Mangaia, Rakahanga/Manihiki and a team […]


Organisers front up

Saturday 4: International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has been invited to attend the Pacific Mini Games in Rarotonga later in the year. Last weekend, a delegation from the board of the organising committee fronted up to the games council in Queenstown, New Zealand, to update SPG members on the situation relating to the games, […]


Busy day of 'games' today

Saturday 4: While lawn bowls got the Cook Islands Games competition on the way on Monday, a number of codes will be running and starting their competitions today. Lawn bowls will continue at the Rarotonga Bowling Club in Parekura while the sailing competition will start in Aitutaki. Bowls and sailing will run right through the […]


Canoeing dominates awards

Friday 3: Cook Islands Canoeing Association took out top honours at last night’s 2008 national sports awards with the 2008 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards going to oe vaka siblings Reuben and Tamsyn Dearlove. The canoeing association also celebrated more wins on the night with CICA president Christina Newport winning the 2008 Sports […]


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