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Kukis learn 2025 World Cup fate

Cook Islands men’s side will take on the winner of the 2023 Middle East Africa Cup for a spot in the 2025 Rugby League World Cup to be held in France.

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.


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.


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.


Hosting opportunity for volleyball

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


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.


Paddling festival buzz begins

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


Learning experience for home team

Despite losing in their opening two matches, for the Cook Islands women’s pair Jackie Rongo and Amelia Moetaua, the Eastern and Central Zone Beach Volleyball Championship have been a learning experience.


Weekend Sports Draws

CRICKET The cricket competition continues today.


PNG will be ready for regional games

Members of the Pacific Games Council are satisfied with progress of construction of sporting venues in Papua New Guinea for the Pacific Games in July.


Baudinet serves up for national pride

Local tennis player Brett Baudinet is set to get acquainted with his tennis racquet again after being selected for the Pacific team to contest the Asia-Pacific Tennis League playoffs later this month.


Final farewell for sportsman

Dedicated sportsman and sports administrator Tony Hole was laid to rest yesterday with family and friends from around the globe gathering together to share the good times they spent with Tony.


Adopted countries feel the love

Saturday 8: Our children are paving the way by coming to the airport all hours to welcome our participants for the WYNC and it just adds that extra touch to all the hard work by all those involved in making these championships a success story from day one. Titikaveka College came out to meet their […]


St Jo's kids welcome the Aussies

Saturday 8: Over 40 ei were made by the parents and teachers of St Joseph’s School and not only were there enough for the Australian team but the children gladly shared them out with the New Zealand team as well. The children sang ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the Australian team members made their way out of […]


Wear your I.D.

Saturday 8: On the eve of the World Youth Netball Competition happening, WYNC and PMG09 Security Coordinator Tearoa Tini Snr is emphatic that only people with officially recognised identification will be allowed into or near the Telecom Sports Arena. Security will be supported by the Cook Islands Police headed by Inspector Tere Patia. Their role […]


A lot at stake!

Saturday 8: Kia Orana Tatou and welcome to what’s left of me after a very, very busy week indeed. The World Youth Netball Championships are two days away from the first whistle, where we will see our very own Cook Islands maidens take on the might of Wales. I hope you all have tickets for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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