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21 September 2021

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Records fall at Round the Rock Relay

Fourteen teams took part in the annual Round the Rock Relay on Tuesday, in preparation for the 44th Round Rarotonga Road Race this Saturday.

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Matavera faces uphill battle against table toppers Tupapa

Matavera-Ngatangiia will host Tupapa Maraerenga in the Islander senior women’s competition this afternoon at Takitumu School field.

Festive fun at Boxing Day touch

After a successful year of international and regional achievements for Cook Islands touch rugby players – the annual Boxing Day Touch Tournament on December 26 will be a festive family affair with much to celebrate. Registrations for the highly popular family-oriented touch rugby day, now in its 23rd year of running, are now open. The tournament will include a division for the more social players in the social mixed division, while those die-hard serious touch players can display their skills in the mixed open division. At this stage, the Cook Islands Touch Rugby Association are planning a 16-team tournament and teams planning to be part of this action-packed day of touch rugby are encouraged to contact Daphne Brown on 54171 to avoid the disappointment of missing out. The fun day-long tournament is a great way for family groups to bond and burn off the Christmas umukai. For sports teams such as the rugby league clubs preparing for the New Year Bluesky 9s Tournament, it’s also an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and for groups of friends and work colleagues it’s simply a chance to enjoy a social day out. As the tournament is right in the middle of the festive season, teams are encouraged to get funky with their team uniform and dress up for a great social day out. Registrations are $120 per team and all teams must provide a referee. Fantastic prizes from touch rugby sponsors are up for grabs for the top teams and a whole day of skilful action is on the cards for all. Touch rugby successes in 2015 include a World Cup medal where the over 30 men’s team won bronze, and a raft of medals from the Pacific Games in PNG, will be celebrated at the touch rugby carnival with some of the stars from both events sure to shine on the field. This year’s tournament will be held at Aretere Park, commonly known at the Avatiu Swamp, with games kicking off at 9am on December 26. The tournament also marks the end of the year-long celebration marking 50 years of self-government, so gather up the family, church group or your mates and get along to the Swamp for the Boxing Day tournament. Anyone keen to be part of the tournament and to take up the whistle to officiate games, should call Edith Nicholas on 50130. - MW/Mana Media

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Youngsters do well at NZ athletics meet

Team Cook Island has put on an impressive show at the 2015 New Zealand Secondary Athletics Championships in Timaru, New Zealand over the weekend.

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CIRU to hold season review meeting

The 2016-2019 strategic plan will be one of the major topics of discussion during the Cook Islands Rugby Union’s season review meeting tomorrow.

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FOOTBALL

The knockout matches continues today at Raemaru Park and Takitumu School ground.

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Jittery start for All Blacks 7s

The United States beat New Zealand for the first time in the World Rugby Sevens series, winning 14-12 Friday to reach the quarterfinals in Dubai on points difference.

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Overseas teams dominate play

The Netball in Paradise tournament hosted its second round of matches yesterday afternoon at the National Sports Arena in Nikao.

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Be in now for touch tournament

The Cook Islands Touch Association is holding a tournament later in the month to prepare for their upcoming season.

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Young athletes to compete in NZ

A group of young athletes left the country on Tuesday night for the 2015 New Zealand Secondary Athletics Championships to be held in Timaru, New Zealand this weekend.

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Public memorial service for Lomu

Cook Islanders residing in Auckland will have a chance to attend a public memorial service for Jonah Lomu on Monday next week.

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Puaikura goes all out for much-needed win

Puaikura face a “must win” situation when they host Takuvaine in the round 13 feature match in the Van’s premier men’s competition at home today.

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CIRU suspends players, spectators

The Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) has dished out harsher penalties on intruders involved in the brawl during the Cook Islands International 7s final at the BCI Stadium earlier this month, than they have on the players implicated.

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Every child has a right to play

The popular and exciting Just Play Village Festival to be held tomorrow at Victoria Park from 2.30pm onwards will celebrate Every Child’s Right to Play for International Children’s Day.

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Rugby mourns shock loss of Lomu

The rugby world is mourning the shock loss of All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu, who passed away unexpectedly in Auckland early yesterday, aged 40.

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Nikao youngsters shine in upset win

As a rainbow appeared after a slight drizzle on a dull Saturday afternoon, Nikao youngsters breathed new life into the Sokattak side after an impressive show to post a dazzling 2-1 win over Tupapa Maraerenga.

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Fun day enjoyed at the golf course

Local photographer and island personality Ronnie Siulepa was out and about with his camera on Saturday, busy taking photos at a variety of locations including the Rotary Bob Boyd Memorial Golf Ambrose Tournament. He also found time to see who was out and about at the Hula Bar and the always popular Punanga Nui Market. Meitaki maata to Ronnie for generously sharing his photos of a great weekend on The Rock.

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Rugby World Cup played out on Aitutaki

Aitutaki’s Araura College got into the Rugby World Cup spirit by wearing their support on their sleeves getting behind their favourite teams by dressing in their colours in the week of the Rugby World Cup final.

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It's do or die for cricketers

It’s do or die for teams in the running for the title in The Computer Man men and women’s competitions this weekend.

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Hosting opportunity for volleyball

The Cook Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) is considering hosting the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Phase III Olympic Qualifiers.

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CIRU awaits rugby brawl decision

The Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) has reiterated it does not condone violence on the field following the incident during the Cook Islands International 7s final last week.

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Paddling festival buzz begins

Expect stronger cultural connections and a distinct carnival feel at this year’s Matson Shipping-sponsored Vaka Eiva Festival.

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