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Monday 3 October 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Sports

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Team Atiu wins Emo’anga Peu Tupuna Traditional Games
Mauke’s Teakatauvira Tamaka competes with Team Atiu in the popular Amo Manga (carrying coconuts) 50 metres x 4 relay race in which runners raced carrying six coconuts at each end of a large stick across their shoulders. Picture: MELINA ETCHES/22100206

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.

The Traditional Games held on Saturday morning at the Constitution Park was part of the 2022 Cook Islands Games.

The events contested on the day were: Rore (stilts), Peipei Tiporo (juggling with limes), Amo Manga (carrying coconuts), Ko Akari (husking coconut) and Rangaranga (kikau weaving).

Although only four island teams – Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke and Mitiaro – turned up to participate in the events, the lively competition and friendly rivalry between them kept the audience entertained. Mauke Enua placed third with 25 points followed by Mangaia with 19.