Look out for the Cook Islands Olympian golden boy Alex Beddoes: he’s pumped up and ready to race the annual 10km in this year’s Round Raro festival.
Richard Vinsen first competed in the round the island race in 1998, and has attempted to take part every year – but thanks to a motorbike injury, the Island Car director has had to take some time off.
Makayla Ibbetson recalls having to get up begrudgingly at 4.30am as a young Girl Guide, to prepare and staff the crucial water stations on the Round Raro course. But as the day went by she found herself enjoying the company of her fellow guides and the role of supporting the runners.
The legacy of boxing in the Cook Islands will live on with more young men now training in the sport and hoping to make to the Commonwealth and Pacific Games.
Fresh off the plane back from the Middle East, Cook Islands tennis star Brett Baudinet was off to the office to get back to work on his local businesses.
Brett Baudinet and the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup team have been promoted to Group III following a decisive 2-0 win over United Arab Emirates.
Nukutere College claimed a second medal in the last hours of the AIMS Game: this time, it was doubles pair Tereapii Akavi and Tehani Matapo.