Is it too difficult for national federations/CISNOC (Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee) to name teams/managers/coaches/entertainers etc who are representing the country at this month’s Pacific Games in Solomon Islands?
We’ve been attending (South) Pacific Games since 1963
but I feel that our sports officials really haven’t learned anything about how
to communicate effectively to the public (who basically help to fund our
Back in 1971, the country was connected together by an
AM radio network. But when the two boats carrying athletes left in early
September for the SPG in Tahiti, hundreds of people were at Avatiu wharf to see
the sports representatives off.
The very least that I would expect from the National
Federations/CISNOC would be to name the team members/individuals to Honiara,
and while over there, provide regular updates/scores, and standings at the end
My frustration got the better of me over the past
weekend with the country being represented at the Oceania rugby sevens in
Brisbane. There was nothing on the teams from CIRU (Cook Islands Rugby Union)
and because the men’s team fared better than the women, there was no ‘news’ on
the latter’s participation at the tournament. I’m not too sure if the players
in Brisbane are the same players going to Honiara.
It is about time that the codes file full reports on
their participation at overseas events.
One code – when it sends teams overseas – is notorious
for posting ‘we’re doing very well’ updates but provide no results especially
when it is not doing very well!
It is 2023 now – not 1971. We have the technology and
means to communicate news and results to those in the homeland. Why not start
Team Cook Islands uniform
The unveiling of Pacific Games uniform shows a nice
design, if this is a national uniform why isn’t it darker green and white? It
looks Australia or South African. Tonga is red and white Fiji has a light blue,
Samoa navy blue and white – they always use the same colours. Australia green
and yellow, NZ is always black with a silver fern. They don’t keep changing
colours so now the world recognises them.
Our colours are darker green and white, let’s keep it
green and white. We don’t have yellow stars; we have white ones. Change the
motif patterns but not our national colours.