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Swimming pool in pipeline for Raro

The assumption is made that in the Pacific Islands, the people know how to swim, but most don’t, they grow up collecting seafood in the sea and just hanging out in the water.

Cook Islands Games off to ‘rough’ start

The Cook Islands Games day one competition on Saturday saw Athletics, Aquatics, Handball, Oe Vaka and the Emo’anga Peu Tupuna (Traditional Games) events taking place at various venues around Rarotonga.


Pacific Pacers win Round the Rocky Relay

To finish off this year’s Round Rarotonga event, the Round the Rocky Relay on Wednesday almost saw the current course record broken.


Team Atiu wins Emo’anga Peu Tupuna Traditional Games

Atiu/Enuamanu has done it again, winning the overall Traditional Games title by just two points. Atiu amassed 36 points to pip Mitiaro who trailed closely behind with 34 points.


Team Aitutaki ready to shine

Cook Islands athletes from overseas have started arriving to participate in the 2022 Cook Islands Games which started yesterday with the official ceremony.


Nukuroa youngsters eyeing gold

Team Nukuroa/Mitiaro selected Tereapii Akavi and Darius Allsworth, both aged 15, to carry the island’s flag at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Cook Islands Games last night at the National Stadium in Nikao.


Four stitches, three wins and two trophies

The Cook Islands national men’s cricket team recently toured New Zealand and Vanuatu to participate in the East Asia Pacific Sub-regional qualifier in an attempt to qualify for the 2024 T20 World Cup to be played in the West Indies and USA. Team manager Rahul Patil gives us a first-hand report of all that happened on this historic tour.


Let the Cook Islands Games begin!

The National Stadium came alive with cheer, colour and culture for the opening ceremony of the Cook Islands Games 2022 last night.


Paddlers ready to dig deep in Cook Islands Games Oe Vaka sprint races

All participating island teams (10) will be digging in deep and fast with their paddles in the Oe Vaka sprint races for the 2022 Cook Islands Games on Saturday at Muri Beach.


Family affair in Nutters Run

It was a family affair in the Nutters Cross Island Run held on Tuesday after the Skurosz–Postrzygacz family made a clean sweep in the women’s division.


Lawn Bowls get the 2022 Cook Islands Games rolling

The 2022 Cook Islands Games got underway yesterday afternoon with the Lawn Bowls teams dressed proudly in their respective islands’ uniforms starting off the first round of the competition.


Island teams ready for 2022 Cook Islands Games

Three thousand people including athletes, managers and coaches have signed up to participate in the 2022 Cook Islands Games which kicked off yesterday afternoon with the bowling competition.

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Runners gear up for Nutters and Rock Relay races

The last two events of this year’s Round Rarotonga Running Festival starts this afternoon with the Nutters Run.


Stage set for traditional games

The revival of traditional games like rore (stilt) races and peipei tiporo (juggling with limes) were among the highlights of the 2020 Cook Islands Games. The Emo’anga Peu Tupuna or the Traditional Sports events are set to return in the 2022 Games which will get underway this Friday.

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Rarotonga runners impress

Seasoned Rarotonga-based runners gave international participants a good run for their money in the 45th Round Rarotonga Road Race on Saturday.


Games preparation in ‘final stage’

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) is in its ‘final stage’ of preparation for the 2022 Cook Islands Games.


Rarotonga football competition intensifies

Tupapa Maraerenga football side continued its unbeaten run in the premier men’s competition beating Matavera 3-0 on Friday.


Kiwis dominate Round Rarotonga Road Race

New Zealand’s Graeme Henderson claimed the 31-kilometre Round Rarotonga Road Race on Saturday.


All eyes on annual race

About 270 runners are taking part in the 45th Round Rarotonga Road Race which started early this morning from the National Auditorium Domes.


Avatiu faces winless Titikaveka

Avatiu FC has hosted many extreme encounters at their home base, today they will take on minnows Titikaveka FC in what is expected to be an exciting encounter at Aretere Park.


ICC rankings for Cook Islands

Cook Islands have managed to break into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 International (T20I) rankings following a strong show at the regional tournament earlier this month.


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