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Nine-hour swim across Cook Strait underwater – for dolphins

Report from RNZ
Free-diver William Trubridge has swum Cook Strait underwater to raise awareness of critically endangered Hector’s and Māui dolphins. Yesterday’s 22 km crossing – the first of its kind – consisted of a series of 930 dives, interspersed with horizontal underwater swimming while holding the breath, before coming up for air like a dolphin. Read more »

Westpac ending its ¨proud¨naming rights for Stadium, after 20 years

Press Release – Westpac
Westpac NZ and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust have announced they will conclude their naming rights sponsor ship at the end of 2019, bringing to an end one of the longest partnerships in New Zealand sport. Read more »

Phoenix win will deliver record pizza giveaway

Press Release – Hell Pizza
The crowd at the Phoenix game in Auckland tonight is predicted to surpass records set in 2011 – and if the team keeps up its winning streak at Eden Park, more than 20,000 people expected at the game will be celebrating with a free HELL pizza. Read more »

Te Ara Piko pathway takes a big step towards completion

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The opening of the latest section of Te Ara Piko pathway brings the project ever closer to a significant milestone of a safe path around the north side of the Pāuatahanui Inlet. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth open for entries

Press Release – Kapiti Run for Youth
The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is taking place on Sunday 31st March and is open for registration with a brand-new website. “Last year we raised nearly $20K so we are hoping to match or exceed that this year – I usually run, yet this year I will be walking as I am still recovering from a hip op,” says Richard Calkin, Founder, Web Genius. Read more »

Wellington karter joining top NZ group in Queensland

Report from KartSport
This year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) has again attracted a number of top Kiwi karters, with four set to contest the opening round at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend. Read more »

Drifting Championship at Te Marua speedway

Press Release – Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship
Round two of the 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship slides into Wellington’s Max Motors Family Speedway this Friday and Saturday, where more than sixty of New Zealand’s top teams will compete for national titles. Read more »

Tenth annual Bike The Trail on 3 March

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Get family and friends on their bikes and enjoy a scenic ride along the Hutt River, for the tenth year running of Bike the Trail. Read more »

Surf Boat Series round 5 hits big waves at championships

Report from Surf Life Saving New Zealand
The North Island Surf Boat Championship – the fifth round of the six-round NZ Surf Boat Series – was raced in big waves on Saturday, with the points for the overall championship close, heading toward the final round of the series. Read more »

Go by bike day will celebrate growing pedal power

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Go by bike day next Wednesday will celebrate the growing number of Wellingtonians who are choosing to make some trips by bike. Read more »

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