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Rugby and cricket clubs receive $1000 as good practice award Lotto Sports Makers

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Stokes Valley Rugby Club and Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club are the latest recipients of Sport Wellington’s good practice award. Read more »

Buggy walk in Upper Hutt

News from Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington Buggy Walks are a free event occurring every month. The walks take place at a different location every month and aim to provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout the Wellington region. Read more »

Melbourne Cup rides the cable car, and visits Weta Workshop

Press Release – Melbourne Cup
Residents of Wellington today celebrated the arrival of the ‘People’s Cup’ when the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour visited the capital as part of its New Zealand leg. Read more »

Bikesport winner steps aside to become event organiser

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
The inaugural NZXC cross-country series kicked off with a convincing victory to the man who created it last month, but it will definitely be a different winner at round two this weekend. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth launches fifth year

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce
Over the last five years more than $50,000 has been fed back in to Kapiti youth through Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth.
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Lions, Wales, Australia, All Blacks: four international tests scheduled for Stadium

News from WCC
Two matches of the New Zealand British & Irish Lions 2017 Series will be played in Wellington – and they’ll be back-to-back. Read more »

New young stars win at Wellington Marathon’s 30th anniversary

Press Release – MDJ Media
Almost 4500 runners and walkers from 16 countries turned out in perfect running conditions for the 30th anniversary Wellington Marathon. And while some celebrated three decades of Wellington’s premier marathon event, the main races were won by runners younger than the race itself. Read more »

Highlanders defeat Hurricanes 21-14 – watched by record 36,358 fans

Twitter photo from the Highlanders

News from the Highlanders
The Highlanders are the 2015 super rugby champions. The win was built on heroic defence and pure determination not to relent to a strong Hurricanes team who threw everything at the Men from the South.

crowd at super ruby final
Twitter photo by Jake Piper
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Extra trains and buses for super rugby final

News from Wellington City Council
Hurricanes fans are advised to minimise stress levels and take the train to the super rugby final at Westpac Stadium tomorrow night. This game is a sellout so get there early – you don’t want to miss a minute. Read more »

Sold out: capacity crowd at Stadium for Hurricanes final

News from Westpac Stadium
For the first time in history, the Hurricanes have secured a home final in the Investec Super Rugby competition! The match at Westpac Stadium will be the biggest game this year. All tickets have sold out. Read more »

Big screen to show sold-out final in Shed 6

News from WCC
Wellingtonians – and our friends from the south – who missed out on tickets to watch the Hurricanes take on the Highlanders in this weekend’s Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium will be able watch it on a big screen in Shed 6 on Queens Wharf this Saturday night. Read more »

Wellington Marathon – bigger and better – turns 30

Press Release – MDJ Media
Wellington three decades ago was a different city to the one you see now. The wharves were windblown commuter short cuts rather than weekend hangouts, the Museum Hotel still sat on the end of Taranaki Street, Te Papa was just a glint in the eye of a few politicians and Westpac Stadium was a wasteland with a few rail tracks winding through it. But one thing that remains 30 years later is the Wellington Marathon. Although like the city itself, this too is bigger and better than ever. Read more »

Shadrock and Souness commit to Mojo Pulse squad for 2016

Press Release – Mojo Pulse
Head Coach Tanya Dearns has added two more names to her Mojo Pulse squad for 2016 with the re-signing of midcourters Elias Shadrock and Whitney Souness. Read more »

Pop up ticket sales at Te Papa today – 2000 more seats for super rugby final

te papa queue 2
Queueing all night outside Te Papa – Twitter photo by Alex Johnson

News from Hurricanes
he Hurricanes are hoping to help out their Wellington fans when a further release of tickets for Saturday’s Super Rugby final go on sale tomorrow. Read more »

Air NZ adds extra flights from Auckland and Christchurch for super rugby final

News from AirNZ
Air New Zealand will operate more flights to the capital this weekend with additional services to and from both Auckland and Christchurch adding more than 250 seats for rugby fans. Read more »

Bruce Edgar appointed as new head coach for Wellington Firebirds

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington has appointed Bruce Edgar as the new Head Coach of the Wellington Firebirds. Read more »

Rebecca Heath to support Special Olympics Awareness Week

Press Release – Special Olympics
Special Olympics New Zealand is to kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of Hutt Valley athlete Rebecca Heath. Read more »

‘Good practice’ awards for Johnsonville and Poneke rugby clubs

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Johnsonville Rugby Club and Poneke Rugby Club are the latest recipients of Sport Wellington’s good practice award. The clubs will both receive $1000 worth of ‘Sport Makers’ sporting goods as part of the ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign. Sport Wellington acknowledges the clubs for demonstrating outstanding teamwork and companionship, on and off the field. Read more »

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