Rugby Union

NZ supports rugby programmes

Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) received new rugby equipment from the New Zealand government and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Aid and Trade to help them further their development programmes to schools around Rarotonga as well as the Pa Enua.

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Local players eyeing NZ provincial debut

Two Cook Islands players playing for an Otago-based club are a step closer to their dream of playing in New Zealand’s top domestic women’s rugby union competition.

Fun Run to kick off today

The Olympic Day Fun Run organised by the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee kicks off today at the Nikao Golf Course.

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Titikaveka win Village Tennis title

Tennis Cook Islands relished the excitement of reviving the Village Tennis back on Rarotonga after being inactive for more than two decades.

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Young netball star eliminating barriers for Māori and Pasifika

Having to navigate her way in a place where Te Ao Māori wasn’t at the forefront of her every day life was difficult for New Zealand netball representative Tiana Metuarau.


‘Freshmen’ tourney for new squash enthusiasts

Sweat and heat on the squash courts from the recently completed BSP Business House Tournament has barely evaporated as the local squash club rolls out another tournament starting on Monday, June 21 in the Cook Islands Squash Freshmen Tournament.

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Kayakers eye Olympic debut

Cook Islands kayakers Jade Tierney and Kohl Tamarua-Horton face a month of intensive training in New Zealand ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Wesley Roberts breaks national record, heads to Olympics

Cook Islands swimmer Wesley Roberts has broken a national record and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Moeroa returns to rugby league

Cook Islands Rugby League has welcomed Tepai Moeroa’s return to rugby league after a stint with rugby union.

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Avarua, Nukutere win badminton titles

A handful of talented players reaped the rewards of the many weeks of hard work that led up to the Annual College Badminton Tournament held at the National Sports Arena on Thursday.


Shooting star of the Pacific

An unsuccessful attempt at becoming a professional tennis player was probably one of the best things that happened to former Silver Ferns’ legend Margharet Matenga. By Bridget Tunnicliffe of RNZ.


Talent galore at badminton comp

Secondary schools from around Rarotonga came together to battle it out in the sixth Annual College Badminton Tournament held yesterday.


Katoa elected to global swimming body

Cook Islander Romani Katoa was elected to the bureau of the International Swimming Federation executive board, also known as FINA, over the weekend.

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Amuri-Ureia Mamas reel in winning tuna

In a first, the mamas led the way in the inaugural Queen’s Birthday Mamas fishing tournament, with the winners netting a hefty yellowfin during the tournament which was held in Aitutaki earlier this week.

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Arorangi reclaim the ‘log of wood’

A determined Arorangi battled hard to reclaim the Kumete Cup after a brilliant performance in the annual competition at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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Netball queens

The highly competitive Rarotonga Netball Club Competition ended as expected on Saturday with a thrilling conclusion.


Dancing to the finish line

Bim Kiriau of Avatiu celebrates as he nears the finish line in the 4x100 metre father and son relay at the annual village competition (Kumete Games) on Monday.

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Happy Valley netters claim open titles

Takuvaine made a clean sweep in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition open division, winning the open 1 and 2 titles on Wednesday night.


Aitutaki on top after intense weekend races

Two days of picture-perfect weather allowed sailors to battle it out during the Aitutaki vs Rarotonga Electron Challenge, which was held over the weekend.

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Down to the wire

Arch-rivals Titikaveka will battle Avatiu in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition premier final this Saturday.


Rarotonga teens relish time in New Zealand

As the North Otago Rugby Union’s connection with the Cook Islands continues to grow, more players are taking up opportunities in Oamaru. Kayla Hodge catches up with Alistair Newbigging and Olive Willie who have joined the Waitaki Boys’ High School First XV.

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Kumete sports on Queen’s Birthday holiday

The annual village competition for the Kumete is to be held once again at the National Stadium, and as always on the Queen’s Birthday annual holiday, in nine days’ time.

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