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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.


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.

Avarua, Nukutere win badminton titles

A handful of talented players reaped the rewards of the many weeks of hard work that led up to the Annual College Badminton Tournament held at the National Sports Arena on Thursday.


Talent galore at badminton comp

Secondary schools from around Rarotonga came together to battle it out in the sixth Annual College Badminton Tournament held yesterday.


Katoa elected to global swimming body

Cook Islander Romani Katoa was elected to the bureau of the International Swimming Federation executive board, also known as FINA, over the weekend.

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Amuri-Ureia Mamas reel in winning tuna

In a first, the mamas led the way in the inaugural Queen’s Birthday Mamas fishing tournament, with the winners netting a hefty yellowfin during the tournament which was held in Aitutaki earlier this week.

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Arorangi reclaim the ‘log of wood’

A determined Arorangi battled hard to reclaim the Kumete Cup after a brilliant performance in the annual competition at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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Netball queens

The highly competitive Rarotonga Netball Club Competition ended as expected on Saturday with a thrilling conclusion.


Dancing to the finish line

Bim Kiriau of Avatiu celebrates as he nears the finish line in the 4x100 metre father and son relay at the annual village competition (Kumete Games) on Monday.

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Happy Valley netters claim open titles

Takuvaine made a clean sweep in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition open division, winning the open 1 and 2 titles on Wednesday night.


Aitutaki on top after intense weekend races

Two days of picture-perfect weather allowed sailors to battle it out during the Aitutaki vs Rarotonga Electron Challenge, which was held over the weekend.

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Down to the wire

Arch-rivals Titikaveka will battle Avatiu in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition premier final this Saturday.


Rarotonga teens relish time in New Zealand

As the North Otago Rugby Union’s connection with the Cook Islands continues to grow, more players are taking up opportunities in Oamaru. Kayla Hodge catches up with Alistair Newbigging and Olive Willie who have joined the Waitaki Boys’ High School First XV.

Rugby Union

Kumete sports on Queen’s Birthday holiday

The annual village competition for the Kumete is to be held once again at the National Stadium, and as always on the Queen’s Birthday annual holiday, in nine days’ time.

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Year 10IK claims Tereora College Sevens title

Year 10IK claimed the Tereora College Year 10 Rugby Sevens Competition at Nikao field this week.

Rugby Union

Clean sweep dream ends

Avatiu’s dream of a clean sweep in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition was shattered after their Open 2 team lost in the semi-final this week.


Making a racquet: A quest to help Pacific tennis thrive

Twenty-one years on from his Davis Cup debut, tennis veteran Brett Baudinet says being able to represent the Cook Islands and the Pacific on the world stage remains a huge honour.

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All eyes on impressive Avatiu

An intense knockout round over the weekend has set the platform for another exciting week of the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition this weekend.


Local kayakers impress

The Canoe and Kayak Cook Islands team of four, Jade and Lily Tierney, Kohl Tamarua – Horton, and Ollie Dearlove, recently returned from the NZCT New Zealand National Sprint Championships with some very pleasing results.


Roaring Panthers claim league title

Avatiu Nikao Eels players and fans were left fuming after Tupapa Panthers scored the winning try on the hooter to claim the Raro Cars Rugby League Competition premier title.

Rugby league

Nicholas impresses at North Island Champs

Kawerau in the North Island of New Zealand yesterday turned on a spectacular winter’s day for the North Island Championships ensuring some great racing from Cook Islands’ Olympic boat Jane Nicholas and the New Zealand Olympic team.


Basketball federation to focus on local youth

A bright future awaits the Cook Islands following a successful Cook Islands Youth Games that showed a glimpse of the country’s next basketball standouts.


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