Sea Eagles beat the Sharks

In what was an intense tit for tat match, the Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles came out the soaring victors in Thursday's premier match game.

Rugby league

Bears to host Panthers

The Women’s Rugby League Competition, along with the men’s competition, will resume this week after a break over the Easter weekend.

Veteran NZ boxing expert lends a hand

Saturday 8: Veteran New Zealand boxing official Keith Walker will add another signpost in his long career as a technical officer at the Pacific Mini Games next month. His main role will be to monitor the performances of the referees. He arrives this weekend for meetings with Boxing Cook Islands who want him to bring […]


What's in the Telecom Sports Arena

Saturday 8: Seat extensions Indoor ‘outdoor’ seating at a sporting event is an experience that Cook Islanders and visitors will simply like or hate. However, the designers have tried their best to give the spectators a full visual of what will happen on court inside the Telecom Sports Arena. For the World Youth Netball Championship, […]


Team CIs - Pep TALK

Saturday 8: Team Cook Islands chef de mission General George George is on a mission. Give it 100% Because my reign as Team Cook Islands chef de mission is for a four-year period, my main role is to make sure our young athletes are being developed. So today I give 100 percent support to our […]


Games council turns down passport plea

Thursday 6: Rules are rules, argues PGC, and the time to object was September 2008 A group of athletes will miss out on competing for the Cook Islands at the Pacific Mini Games next month because they don’t hold NZ passports. Foreign affairs secretary Mike Mitchell says he was disappointed after a last ditch appeal […]


Local boxers bout in Tahiti

1 August: The Cook Islands boxing team, which includes Eddie Daniels, Matthew Titoa, Osalai Akai and Marcus Jack, are at a boxing competition in Tahiti. The tour manager, Tom Marsters, is accompanying the boys along with Emile Cowan. The Cook Islands Amateur Boxing Association organised a lunch before the team left, which was attended by […]


Bowls upgrade delights Mani

1 August: The speedy upgrade to the bowling club’s facilities is giving lawn bowls a new zest – despite the news that the new lawn bowls green will not be completed in time for the Pacific Mini Games. Club president Veia Mani is delighted with the changes being made to the Cook Islands bowling centre […]


Jasmine's all go for WYNC

1 August: 21-year old Jasmine Gifford will be arriving with the Cook Islands under 21 netball team on Tuesday. Jasmine and twin sister Frances were part of the team training squad that visited the island earlier this year. While Jasmine has made the under 21 side – twin Frances is in the New Zealand mixed […]


Athletics ready for Pacific Mini Games

1 August: Ina Marsters (pictured) is the competition manager for the Pacific Mini Games 2009 athletics programme. She is also the president for the Athletics Cook Islands and holds a vice president position in the Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee. Ina’s involvement in athletics began in 1995 when she started coaching school children […]


Beautification for the games

1 August: Ina Marsters from CISNOC took us on a journey around Rarotonga to visit sites that have been beautified in preparation for the Games. We visited the Nikao nursery that was established two years ago under the 2009 Mini Games beautification programme, which was funded by the International Olympic Committee. The joint project between […]


Show them the real deal

1 August: Kia Orana Cook Islands. Wow! What a whirlwind of events this week. There is a new games minister with the departure of Wilkie Rasmussen … the Telecom Sports Arena has officially been handed over to the Cook Islands people … the World Youth Netball Championships’ early bird tickets sales have been a hit […]


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