Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Wellington wins netball under-17 title

News from Netball New Zealand
The capital has, for the second week in a row, reigned supreme with Wellington A Black defeating Auckland 1, 27-21, in the final of the Netball NZ U17 Champs this afternoon. Read more »

Wellington’s Jake Whitaker an elite Romaniac

News from Bikesport NZ
It’s regarded as perhaps the toughest extreme enduro in the world, but Kiwi “rookie” Jake Whitaker was one of the hard men of the sport who proved himself up to the challenge this year. Read more »

Canes give city a boost, says John Milford

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Wellington’s hospitality and retail sector will be set for a big boost if the Hurricanes continue their late run in the Super Rugby competition, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

All Blacks’ test brought only a 3.1% increase in spending in Wellington

Press Release – Paymark EFTPOS
The fans came and went but did they spend more money? The spending effect of the All Blacks-Wales tests was mixed in the three regions that hosted a test. Read more »

Victoria Recreation launches flexible payment plans for membership

Press Release – DebitSuccess
Victoria Recreation is offering more flexible membership options, thanks to the support of leading payment solutions business Debitsuccess. Read more »

Putting one foot in front of the other; third season of group running programme

Press Release – Athletics Wellington
To help Wellington locals avoid the winter workout rut, the third season of group running programme TempoFit will kick off on August 1. Read more »

Nominations open for VUW Blues Awards

Press Release – VUWSA
Now open to receiving nominations, the Victoria University Blues Award is the highest recognition the university gives to people who have, by their sporting achievement or contribution to sport, brought credit to Victoria University. Read more »

Whibley back to his best form

Press Release – KartSport
Manawatu’s Paul Whibley is back doing what he does best, winning off-road motorcycle races. Read more »

‘Give back, shift forward’ money-raising campaign starts

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The first round of funding for the ‘Give Back, Shift Forward’ fund is now open until 5pm Monday 15th August. Read more »

Tennent Brown to lead ten-year $21m redevelopment of Basin Reserve

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Award-winning architects Tennent Brown have been chosen to lead a high quality team of designers, sporting experts and heritage advisors to help redevelop the Basin Reserve and bring it into the 21st Century. Read more »

Free workshop for sports volunteers

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Learning how to engage volunteers is the focus of a free workshop that Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are hosting for community groups and sports clubs. Read more »

Teenage Stewart sisters boost NZ entry at Aussie Kart Champs

Press Release – KartSport
Wellington karting siblings Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart have boosted Kiwi numbers entered in the fourth round of this year’s Australian Kart Championships at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend. Read more »

Crushing end to topflight netball career for Elias Scheres

Press Release – Central Pulse
A serious knee injury has brought an abrupt end to the top flight netball career of hard working and humble Pulse midcourter Elias Scheres. Read more »

14 players named for Wellington Firebirds contracts

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington has released its list of 14 contracted players for the 2016-17 season. Read more »

From Ireland and Japan to Wellington – 4500 contest marathon

News from Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon
Almost 4500 participants from 18 countries and all ends of New Zealand turned out for today’s Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, and the battle for line honours was an equally global and national affair. Read more »

Te Papa spends $140,000 buying Peter Snell’s Tokyo Olympics singlet

News from Te Papa
At an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland, Te Papa purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics Read more »

The council and the All Blacks

As we watched the All Blacks take on Wales on Saturday night for a thrilling 36-22 win, little did we know that we had the Wellington City Council to thank for the great game – at least, this is according to a breathless press release from Celia Wade-Brown and Jo Coughlan. We’re quite surprised that Steve Hansen didn’t thank them by name after the match. Read more »

Wellington’s pink dragons win paddling events in Queensland

Press Release – Can Survive
You may be impressed by the exceptional results of our local pink dragons in Australia over the weekend. As a fitting end to a hugely successful season, the breast cancer survivor Cansurvive Dragonboat Team are proudly bringing home the silverware again. Read more »

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