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Exciting knockout matches await

Football enthusiasts can look forward to thrilling knockout matches in the first round eliminations taking place at the CIFA Complex, Matavera, and the Takitumu School Grounds, Matavera, today.


Makoha blazes through Round Raro Relay

The 2023 Vaka Eiva concluded yesterday with the exhilarating Round Raro Relay, a 36-kilometre race where paddlers navigated challenging sea conditions to reach the finish line.

Netball calls for unity and community support to elevate the sport

Cook Islands netball team finished fifth at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Pacific Games 2023

‘Our people should be proud of our athletes’: Team Cook Islands falls short of 25-medal target at Pacific Games

Unique displays of Cook Islands cultural practices were showcased at the 2023 Pacific Games, which concluded with the closing ceremony in Honiara, Solomon Islands, last night.

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Athletics expresses gratitude to hosts with stationery donation

Athletics Cook Islands expressed their gratitude to their hosts at the 2023 Pacific Games, the St Nicholas College, by donating stationery supplies to the school in Honiara this week.

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Athletics team clocks new personal bests, Beddoes claims bronze

Cook Islands Middle Distance champion Alex Beddoes has a new personal best and has set a new Cook Islands record of 3:56.88 in the 1500 metres event at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Oe Vaka juniors brave the waves

In very testing conditions, local and Aotearoa New Zealand junior paddlers hit the water on Wednesday afternoon in the Vaka Eiva Junior 6km course which saw eight canoes head out from Avarua Harbour to the Club Raro buoy turnaround back towards the Avatiu Harbour, and back to the start.


Age no barrier for 65-year-old Vaka Eiva competitor

A 65-year-old Hawaii-based woman who has returned to Rarotonga to compete in the Vaka Eiva for the first time in 13 years says she will be paddling “until I’m dead”.


Netballers seek fifth place finish after bowing out of Pacific Games medal race

Cook Islands netball team is out of contention for a medal at the Pacific Games after finishing third in their pool following losses to Tonga and Papua New Guinea in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Love conquers the waves : Couples team paddles to victory in Vaka Eiva Mixed Race

Due to challenging swell and wind conditions, the highly anticipated Vaka Eiva Mixed Round Rarotonga change-over course was modified to a 30-kilometre race from Avarua Harbour to the Matavera point turnaround, extending out to Arorangi and back.


Ministry of Health clarifies screening procedures for returning athletes

Team Cook Islands has expressed satisfaction with the overall health of their athletes, with only a few reported illnesses during their stay in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Veteran shooter’s 50th cap marks a milestone for Cook Islands Netball

Despite facing formidable opponents, Netball Cook Islands, the defending Pacific Games gold medallists, have demonstrated resilience in their pool matches this week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Pacific Games Council ‘not intending’ to take action against Cook Islands football

The Pacific Games Council will not take any action against the Cook Islands Football Association for forfeiting its final matches at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Young paddlers showcase their skills

Eager junior paddlers were thrilled to finally hit the water at Nikao Beach for the Vaka Eiva Junior Sprints yesterday, having missed their Saturday race due to unfavourable sea conditions.


Netball in Paradise: A celebration of sports and tourism

Netball in Paradise 2023 marks its 10th year anniversary this year with over 200 players and supporters set to live it, love it and play netball in paradise between Saturday, December 2 to Thursday, December 7.


Team Cook Islands’ medal hopes dashed as top runner pulls out due to illness

Team Cook Islands’ chances of winning their first medals in athletics were dashed after the country’s top middle-distance runner pulled out of the 800-metre race due to illness on Sunday at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Losirene Lacanivalu reports from Honiara.


Men’s 7s aiming for redemption

The Cook Islands 7s rugby teams are determined to return to the next Pacific Games better prepared to make an impact.

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Cook Islands paddlers reign supreme

Cook Islands paddlers dominated the V6 12-kilometre races on day two of the 2023 Vaka Eiva yesterday.

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Cook Islands oe vaka team paddles to podium with bronze medals

The Cook Islands oe vaka team added two bronze medals to Team Cook Islands’ tally yesterday at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Pacific Games 2023

Tutaka-George claims bronze at Pacific Games

The Cook Islands oe vaka team got their Pacific Games campaign with a good start after claiming bronze medal in the men’s singles event yesterday.

Pacific Games 2023

Paddlers battle tough conditions

The 2023 Vaka Eiva got off to a rough start with tough sea conditions prompting organisers to call off junior’s races over the weekend.


Cook Islands football forfeits Pacific Games playoff matches

The Cook Islands football men’s and women’s football teams were asked by their governing body to forfeit their playoff matches at the Pacific Games without the knowledge of Team Cook Islands management.


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