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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.

Piakura brings Broncos mates to experience the beauty of Cooks

Brendan Piakura, a Cook Islands international rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League (NRL), is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation on Rarotonga with his family. He also attended the unveiling ceremony of his late grandfather, Piakura.


Pacific Games opening ceremony tickets ‘expected to run out soon’

Tickets for the opening ceremonies of the 2023 Pacific Games are selling fast, with the Games Organising Committee expecting a sell-out crowd on 19 November.

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2023 Pacific Games: Go for Gold, Cook Islands!

Cook Islands News is proud to launch its special “Go for Gold, Cook Islands!” campaign to support our teams and athletes competing at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from November 19 to December 2.

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Team Cook Islands to unveil 2023 Pacific Games uniform and take part in special parade

Team Cook Islands to the 2023 Pacific Games will hold its uniform blessing and flagbearer announcement on Friday, as it counts down to the regional event in the Solomon Islands, starting later this month.

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Netball shifts focus to Pacific Games

The Cook Islands netball team returned home with a bronze medal from the Mirxes Nations Cup competition in Singapore, and their eyes are now set on retaining their gold medal at the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands next month.


Avatiu FC and Puaikura FC draw in thrilling senior women’s match

Avatiu FC battled Puaikura FC in an exciting Senior Women’s match of the week for round 12 over the weekend.


A reel deal: Participants get hooked on fun at Annual Reef Fishing Competition

Despite unfavourable weather conditions, 74 participants took part in the popular Mama Reef Annual Bamboo Rod Fishing Competition held a week ago on Saturday, October 21.


Young and experienced players shine in round 12 football

The latest round of football matches saw exhilarating games across various age groups. Young and experienced players alike demonstrated their skills on the field, creating memorable moments for both the teams and the spectators.


Mother and daughter head to Pacific Games

Not many parents get to compete alongside their children at an international tournament, but for Julieanne Westrupp, it is a privilege to have her 15- year- old daughter Tashi Kopu joining her to the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Cook Islands claims third place

The Cook Islands netball team clinched a last-minute winner against Canada on Friday night to secure third place in their final match at the Mirxes Nations Cup in Singapore.


Tupapa Young Rookies face Redbacks

The high flying Tupapa Young Rookies will face the Arorangi Redbacks at Raemaru Park in round six men’s cricket competition.


Rarotonga football season heats up with nail-biting matches today

The football season is about to heat up as a series of nail-biting matches are scheduled to take place today. The first set of matches will be held at the CIFA Complex, with the second set unfolding at the Avatiu Field.


Men’s Touch team puts faith in youth for Pacific Game

The Cook Islands open men’s touch team is gearing up for next month’s Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands with a squad dominated by youth.


Cooks secure biggest winning margin

After successive defeats, the Cook Islands netball team bounced back to beat Canada on day four of the Mirxes Nations Cup in Singapore this week.


Athletics coach takes on pentathlon in effort to promote sport in the Cook Is

Cook Islands News columnist Ruth Mave is keen to bring modern pentathlon to the nation and has set about competing in the sport to get a first-hand taste of what it’s like.


Cooks netball team still in high spirits

Cook Islands netball team is still in high spirits despite being defeated by Sri Lanka 63-52 on Day 3 of the Mirxes Nations Cup in Singapore.


Nikao Sokattak claims commanding victory over Avatiu in premier men’s clash

The eleventh round of the Rarotonga Football Season concluded on Saturday, leaving fans and football enthusiasts buzzing with excitement.


Cook Islands suffer upset loss

The Cook Islands lost their first match at the 2023 Mirxes Nations Cup in Singapore to the home team early yesterday morning (Cook Islands time).


Cooks eager to develop game locally

Rugby league is also a national sport in the Cook Islands but it needs more exposure to grow the game and make it better, former Wests Tiger and Aitu centre Esan Marsters says.


Cricket World Cup: Black Caps experience Indian speed breaker

If you have travelled on Indian roads, you must have encountered speed breakers. Also known as speed bumps they are raised areas on the road that are designed to slow down vehicles as they pass over them. In New Zealand we know them as judder bars, writes Rahul Patil.


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