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Cyclone damages sports facility

Friday 12 February 2010 | Published in Regional

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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 its roof but a number of families from Vaipae, the worst hit village during the cyclone, are now sheltering in the hall after their own homes were flattened on Tuesday night.