Constable (1)

Constable (1) wins Peter O’Neill Cup canoe race

A total of 37 canoes took to the beach at Pelagai village for a 12pm start and were greeted with perfect conditions in their quest to share in the spoils of the K100,000 that was up for grabs.

Flying in on a helicopter in the morning, Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari officially opened the race.

The crew of brothers from Maopa- Mari Kapa and Wari Kapa steered Constable (1) into the front after the fifth lap and maintained this lead until the finish to walk away K10,000 richer.