Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Teenage Wellington driver wins Formula Junior in kartsport contest

Report from KartSport
The fast, flowing nature of the Holsters Trade Zone Raceway produced close racing across all kart series classes in Tokoroa today, with the big news in the Junior classes, Wellington teen Rianna O’Meara-Hunt’s breaththrough round win in Formula Junior. Read more »

21% increase in city cycling commuters in a year (up 200% in 10 years)

News from WCC
Recent surveys are showing that record numbers of Wellington people are commuting by bike. The Wellington City Council’s 2015 Transport Monitoring Survey shows that cycling commuter numbers continue to rise – up 21 percent from 2014, and 200 percent over the last 10 years. Read more »

Mojo Pulse keen to repay coach in milestone 100th match

Press Release – Mojo Pulse
The Mojo Pulse players would like nothing better than to deliver coach Robyn Broughton a much-needed win against ANZ Championship netball high-flyers the West Coast Feverin Wellington on Sunday. Read more »

New walking and biking path in Kilbirnie

News from WCC
An official opening ceremony is planned in Kilbirnie this Sunday at 3pm to celebrate and name the new walking and biking path which connects to local schools and retail centres across the suburb. The pathway will be named in memory of former councillor Leonie Gill. Read more »

Wellington Phoenix to compete at Soccer Sevens in Hong Kong

Press Release – Wellington Phoenix
On the back of their A-League form this year the Wellington Phoenix will make their debut at this year’s HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens tournament at Hong Kong Football Club from May 29-31. Read more »

Wellington businessman to manage NZ team at motocross in France

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
The first step has been taken in New Zealand’s bid to climb back among the world’s motocross elite. Successful Wellington motorcycle businessman Mike ‘Big Mac’ McLeod has been named manager for Team New Zealand for the upcoming annual Motocross of Nations (MXoN) – widely regarded as the “Olympic Games of motocross” – set this year for Ernee, in France, in September. Read more »

Students meet sporting legends

Press Release – Ignite Sport
More than 300 senior Wellington sports students heard inspirational messages from top athletes recently at Aspire conference. Organised by Ignite Sport Trust the one-day conference aimed to ‘shape sports leaders of tomorrow’. Read more »

300,000 swimmers – record summer numbers for Hutt City pools

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Almost 300,000 people swam at Hutt City’s three indoor and three outdoor pools this summer, an increase of 15 per cent on the year before. Read more »

Final races at Worser Bay find NZ Optimist champions

Press Release – Worser Bay Boating Club
In a dramatic last day in the Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, overnight leader Sam Bacon of Worser Bay got off to a shaky start with a 10th and a 9th place in the day’s first two races, then stormed back to score a first and a second. Read more »

Comic Slams v Smash Malice: roller derby kicks off home season

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Richter City Roller Derby league will host their 2015 home season opener on Saturday 18 April in their second year at Wellington’s roller sports hub in Kilbirnie. Read more »

Extra race in first day of Optimist Nationals at Worser Bay

Press Release – Worser Bay Boating Club

The 2015 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships got off to a flawless start with four races in champagne sailing conditions at Wellington’s Worser Bay Boating Club. Read more »

After two year closure, Spicer Forest reopens for walking and cycling

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Spicer Forest is again open for walking and cycling. The main entrances are either via Rangituhi (Porirua), the end of Ohariu Valley Road, or via Chastudon Place (Tawa). People may use the Te Araroa Trail and the road through the park, which enters and exits from Ohariu Valley Road and Chastudon Place in Tawa. Read more »

Crash may disrupt night football on Wakefield Park; power box destroyed

box broken

News from WCC
A two-vehicle crash on Adelaide Road yesterday afternoon is likely to lead to disruption of football matches and training on Wakefield Park – possibly for the next few weeks. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad for Plunket Shield round ten in Napier

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the tenth round of the Plunket Shield against the Central Stags at Maclean Park, Napier from April 1 to 4, 2015 is: Read more »

Mojo Pulse (49) defeat Kia Magic (38)

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
After a slow start to the season, Mojo Pulse finally found a consistent beat in shaking off Kia Magic, 49-38, in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Wellington’s Whitaker wins hard enduro in Taranaki

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
Jake Whitaker will be the first name to be inscribed on the Taranaki Hard Enduro trophy. The 23-year-old Husqvarna rider from Wellington won the inaugural Taranaki Hard Enduro at Mount Damper, north-east of New Plymouth, today, impressively finishing the gruelling event more than nine minutes ahead of Taupo’s Greg DeLautour (KTM 250XC), with a third Kiwi international, Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), more than 20 minutes further back in third place overall. Read more »

Sportsperson nominations delight Kapiti Lions president

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year
As always there was a last minute rush and a nail biting wait but the President of the Lions Club of Kapiti, Brian Daw is delighted with the number and quality of nominations received for this year’s Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards, including a good response for the newly introduced Club of the Year award. Read more »

Kearney continues as national coach

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will lead the men’s national side into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, after masterminding last year’s successful Four Nations campaign. Read more »

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