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Air New Zealand offers extra flights for World Cup football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is deploying additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff at Westpac Stadium. Read more »

Greats of Rugby League given place in World Cup events

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
A special group of New Zealand Rugby League’s greats are to be honoured during the Rugby League World Cup. Read more »

From professional rower to Director of Rowing at Marsden

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
When rowing professionally in the UK, including with the Olympics team, Rachel Gamble-Flint suffered an injury, which cut her sporting career short. “It was a very sudden finish”, said Gamble-Flint. The keen sportswoman wanted to stay involved in rowing in some form so she decided to become a rowing coach. Read more »

World Cup date set for Westpac Stadium – NZ vs Peru on November 11


News from NZ Football
The news All Whites fans have been waiting to hear has arrived. New Zealand will face Peru in the Intercontinental Playoff and FIFA has confirmed the home leg will be staged at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday 11 November with kick-off at 4.15pm. Read more »

Levin’s Manson top NZer at Rok Cup international finals in Italy

News from KartSport
Levin’s Logan Manson ended up top Kiwi at this year’s ROK Cup International final meeting in Italy over the weekend, finishing eighth overall in the Mini ROK class’ Vortex Trophy (B Main) Final. Read more »

Wellington’s synchronised swimmers win seven national medals

News from Wellington Synchronised Swimming
Wellington Synchronised Swimming won seven medals, including four golds, at the recently concluded New Zealand Synchronised Swimming Championships in Invercargill. Read more »

St Mary’s mid-courter named NZ Player of the Year

News from Netball NZ
New Zealand Secondary Schools player of the year Ainsleyana Puleiata pointed to her “support crew” when she ponders her successful season. The St Mary’s College of Wellington mid-courter was named the national secondary schools player of the year at New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in Rotorua this week. Read more »

Integrated network of off-road tracks and trails planned as “unique” experience

News from WCC
An ambitious plan to combine the region’s off-road tracks and trails under a single framework and create a uniquely Wellington region experience that enhances regional lifestyle and attract tourists has been unveiled. Read more »

World-class skills at Moto Trials Championships

News from Bikesport NZ
It may again take world-class skills to claim the various trophies at this year’s edition of the New Zealand Moto Trials Championships near Wellington over Labour Weekend (October 21-23). Read more »

Stewart sisters heading to Gold Coast in Kiwi Kart Squad

News from Kart Sport
Reigning New Zealand KZ2 class Sprint champion Dylan Drysdale heads an eight-strong Kiwi contingent which will compete at Australia’s annual Race of Stars meeting on the Gold Coast this weekend. Joining the 18-year-old in the premier 6-speed/125cc KZ2 class are top female driver Madeline Stewart from Wellington and fellow teen Taylor Harte from Tauranga, while Madeline’s sister Ashleigh is running in the direct drive TaG 125 class. Read more »

Civic Square event celebrates success of Black Ferns

News from WCC
Wellington today celebrated the success of the world champion Black Ferns with a public event in Civic Square. Read more »

Trail-running legends coming to Labour Weekend’s RunFest

Press Release – Run Fest
A local running group is bringing a unique trail running event to Wellington for the third time this spring. After successful events in 2014 and 2016, RunFest is coming back this Labour weekend, 21st-22nd October. Read more »

Lions leave gift for Porirua children

News from Porirua City Council
When the British and Irish Lions rugby team roared into town, they left behind a gift for our city’s young people. Read more »

Ngāti Toa Domain upgrade will be a boost for sports

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A major upgrade of sports facilities at Ngāti Toa Domain will be a huge boost for Porirua’s young sports players. Read more »

Twice in a year: Crazyman race moving to December

Press Release – Crazyman Event
Endurance junkies are going twice as crazy this year with Wellington’s premier multisport event – the Fine Signs Crazyman – being held twice in 2017. Read more »

Welcome spring with a buggy walk

Press Release – Sport Wellington
The forecast is looking good for the Mitre 10 Mega Buggy Walk being held this Thursday at the Wellington Botanic Garden. Read more »

Councillor wants free swimming for under 5s in Hutt’s six pools

News from Campbell Barry
Hutt City Councillor Campbell Barry is calling on the Council to introduce free entry for Under 5s to all of Lower Hutt’s six swimming pools. Read more »

Firebirds’ coaches extend contracts

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that Bruce Edgar and Glenn Pocknall, Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Wellington Firebirds, have extended their contracts to take the team through the 2018-19 summer. Read more »

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