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Young ref makes international debut

Sixteen-year-old dynamic referee George George, hailing from the picturesque Cook Islands, has taken a giant leap onto the global arena, officiating the fiercely contested matches at the prestigious Western Springs U17 Youth Football Tournament in New Zealand.


Just Kruizin’ towards netball victory

The Just Kruizin’ Mātatahi team, representing the Just Kruizin’ Netball Club from West Auckland, is on track to retain the open ladies title at the Netball in Paradise Competition, currently underway at the National Sports Arena in Nikao.

Back in the paddle: Vaka Eiva returns after four-year pandemic pause

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the highly anticipated Vaka Eiva ‘oe vaka’ outrigger canoeing competition, the country’s biggest ocean sporting event which guarantees a display of world class skill and endurance.


Connolly turns focus to Olympics

Swimmer Lanihei Connolly has now set her sights on representing the Cook Islands at the next Olympic Games, reports Losirene Lacanivalu in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Unmatchable feeling, says Kiria-Ratu

Titans star Chantay Kiria-Ratu described standing on the podium with a gold medal as an unmatchable feeling after helping Cook Islands to victory in the Pacific Games women’s Rugby League 9s final.


1000 expected for Te Kara Run

In support of Autism Cook Islands’ biggest fundraising event, 1000 participants are expected to join the 2023 Air New Zealand Te Kara Run, kicking off this afternoon.


Atiu rocket Roberts soars to Pacific Games record and another gold

Cook Islands golden swimmer Wesley Roberts has shattered the Pacific Games 100-metre freestyle record for men, which was set in 2015.

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Cook Islands Rugby League Nines teams win medals at Pacific Games

The Cook Islands rugby league 9s teams that were stranded in New Zealand and Fiji on their way to the Solomon Islands due to flight cancellations had their perseverance rewarded when they won medals at the Pacific Games, reports Losirene Lacanivalu in Honiara.


Developing football mentors

The beautiful island of Atiu was abuzz with excitement as 17 enthusiastic participants gathered for a three-day Junior Coaching Course, delivered by Jess Ibrom, the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) national academy director, last week.


Building the future of national talent

The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) U13 Boys National Academy has officially commenced its journey this Monday at the CIFA Complex.


Connolly swims for first gold medal

Lanihei Connolly has clinched her first gold medal after swimming to the finish line leaving Fiji with silver and Papua New Guinea with bronze.

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Netball Cook Islands focused, ready for Pac Games

Netball Cook Islands are focused on overcoming any hurdles that may come their way as they turn their focus on the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.


Roberts grabs another medal, aims for more

Wesley Roberts, Cook Islands golden swimmer is not just celebrating the number of medals he won so far, but the fact that he will be graduating soon. Losirene Lacanivalu reports from the Pacific Games in Honiara.

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Napa finishes fifth in Pacific Games debut

Cook Islands weightlifter Tehei Napa finished in fifth place in the 55-kilogram division at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Kiria-Ratu stars for Cook Islands

Titans playmaker Chantay Kiria-Ratu led Cook Islands to the top of the points table as Fiji’s men’s and women’s teams suffered shock losses on the opening day of the Pacific Games Rugby League 9s in Honiara on Sunday (Cook Islands time).


Swimmer Roberts makes a splash with gold medal win

Team Cook Islands’ golden swimmer Wesley Roberts has once again made his mark, securing the country’s first gold medal at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands on Sunday night.

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Football enters knockout rounds

The Rarotonga Football Season concluded its thrilling Round Cup competition over the weekend, resulting in a spectacular display of athletic prowess and sportsmanship from all the participating teams.


‘We and us’: Pacific Games battle begins as opening ceremony lights up Honiara

The Pacific turned up on Sunday night (local time) at the newly built National Stadium in Honiara as the 2023 Pacific Games was officially opened in a ceremony befitting the region's premier sports event.

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Team Cook Islands impresses at Pacific Games opening ceremony

Team Cook Islands delivered a captivating performance at the official opening ceremony of the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday night (Cook Islands time).

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Nail-biting clashes loom in final round

The final round matches of the Rarotonga Football Season are set to take place today. Matches for Round 15 began last week ahead of the departure of the national players who will represent the Cook Islands at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara.


Beddoes embraces pressure, targets Pacific Games glory

Cook Islands’ middle-distance champion and country’s top Pacific Games medal prospect Alex Beddoes thrives on pressure.


Pacific Games: From 1963 to 2023 - a brief history

What are the Pacific Games? Which team has won most medals in the Pacific Games? How have Australia and New Zealand performed at the Pacific Games? These questions and more answered in this brief history of the Pacific Games.

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