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Plenty of young nominees for Porirua Sports Awards

Press Release – Porirua City Council
The number of young people nominated for this year’s Porirua City Sports Awards has made the judges’ task that much more difficult. Read more »

Melissa Moon leading the Neon Night Walk

Press Release – Neon Night Walk
A new event for the region and one where people can opt to make a difference will be led by our very own two time world mountain running champ and 2 times winner of the Empire State Building race, Melissa Moon. Read more »

Langman breaks new ground in spirited Silver Ferns effort

Report from Netball NZ
An improved effort from the Silver Ferns was not enough to deny Australia a 56-47 win in the second Constellation Cup test played in front of a sold-out crowd in Townsville tonight. Read more »

Thomas Watkins fastest in heats at swimming championships

Report from Swimming NZ
Thomas Watkins has been in record breaking form this week. Fresh off setting a new 18 years national age-group record in the 400m individual medley two days ago, Watkins bettered Gareth Kean’s 200m backstroke age-group record in this morning’s heats of the NZ short course championships, with a time of 1:55.88s. Read more »

Round the Bays finds a new naming-rights sponsor

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Brendan Foot Supersite is the naming rights sponsor for the 2019 Wellington Round the Bays. In its 42nd year, Round the Bays is an iconic Wellington event, benefiting both the participants and the city. Read more »

Two tests on Basin Reserve this summer

News from WCC
Much of Wellington’s Basin Reserve may currently look like a construction site, but the city won’t miss out on any top flight cricket over the summer season. Read more »

Netball’s domestic calendar

Press Release – Netball NZ
New Zealand’s age-group and secondary school netballers will battle for supremacy from one end of the country to the other next year. Read more »

Lower Hutt woman healing through sport at Invictus Games

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Lower Hutt woman Kiely Pepper will be flying the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) flag in Australia next month, when she competes in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Read more »

The test match – an out of the blue result

Review from RNZ by Jamie Wall
To think, when the media made our way into the bowels of Westpac Stadium last night, the attention was more on the latest crushing Silver Ferns loss than the impending test match. It was supposed to be another business as usual performance, a comfortable win, a piece of cake. Read more »

Fans invited to play coin rugby with the All Blacks

News from ASB
As part of its All Black sponsorship, ASB is inviting Wellington fans to take on the boys in black in a game of coin rugby this Friday. Read more »

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