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Firebirds squad for eighth super smash game

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad to play in their eighth game of the Georgie Pie Super Smash against the Canterbury Kings at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday December 2nd is: Read more »

Brock Cooley wins round 3 of touring car series at Hampton Downs

Report from Lindsay Beer
Wellington racing driver Brock Cooley has taken his first round win in the BNT NZ Touring Car Series at Round 3 at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in North Waikato at the weekend. Cooley made a real statement, winning two of the three races over the course of the round, in what is fast becoming a season of milestones. Read more »

Gentiane Lupi to make NZ boxing history, with world title fight

Press Release – Benjamin Watt
For the first time in New Zealand history, one of the four major boxing world titles will be fought in New Zealand. Wellington’s Gentiane Lupi will be going against American Ronica Jeffrey for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) World Featherweight title at Auckland’s Trusts Arena in April. Read more »

Four in a row for Wellington’s Somalia, with communities football success

News from NZ Police
Wellington’s Team Somalia has won the New Zealand Communities Football Cup for the fourth time in the tournament’s history. The score was 4-0 against Poland when the whistle blew after a fast-paced final match in sunny, hot conditions. Read more »

North-westerly winds blow skylight off roof of Upper Hutt pool

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Swimmers and staff at Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream were stunned when the skylight within the roof lifted today in high winds. Read more »

36 surf boat crews competing at Lyall Bay this weekend

News from Surf Lifesaving NZ
Around 36 crews and 188 competitors are coming to Lyall Bay this weekend for the first round of the New Zealand Surf Boat Series. Read more »

Refugees and police competing in annual Communities Football Cup

News from NZ Police
Somalia Wellington will this weekend defend its title at the New Zealand Communities Football Cup (NZCFC). Read more »

Hundreds expected at children’s waterfront fun run

Press Release – Athletics Wellington
Hundreds of children are expected at a fun run on the waterfront in December, with the chance for competitors to receive a personalised race bib and certificate on the day and be in with the chance to win spot prizes. Read more »

Wellington Blaze to play Northern Spirit

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Blaze squad to play in their first Twenty20 match against the Northern Spirit at Karori Park on November 27 is: Read more »

Firebirds squad to play Otago

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad to play in their sixth game of the Georgie Pie Super Smash against the SBS Otago Volts at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday, November 25 is: Read more »

Mountaineer Don French elected as life member of NZ Alpine Club

Press Release – NZ Alpine Club
Don French of Wellington is one of three people elected as Life Members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Read more »

Many more swimmers at upgraded Johnsonville pool

Press Release – Justin Lester
Keith Spry Pool has experienced a huge spike in swimmers since its upgrade was completed in March 2015. The new children’s pool and learn-to-swim pool have seen the number of children and young family attendees swell. Read more »

VUW team win Ultimate champs

Press Release – New Zealand Ultimate
Victoria University’s #wildcats have won the New Zealand Mixed Ultimate Championships, over Christchurch team Credo after a weekend of Ultimate played in tough, windy conditions. Read more »

Lyall Bay Surf Club asks for help

News from Lyall Bay Surf Club
The surf club needs help right now. Our surf life saving club facilities are no longer fit for purpose and need to be replaced. Read more »

Coastlands aquatic centre named as NZ’s outstanding, innovative pool

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Coastlands Aquatic Centre is an outstanding facility – and that’s official. The pool has been awarded this year’s New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Outstanding Pool Award. The award recognises the excellence, innovation and effectiveness of pools throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Richie McCaw hanging up his boots

News from NZ Rugby Union
The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. McCaw announced his decision at a media conference in Wellington today at the New Zealand Rugby offices. Read more »

Fuel injection at interisland terminals for Burt Munro bikers

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
In the lead up to the Burt Munro motorcycle challenge at the end of November Councils in the Wellington region are urging riders attending this event to take their time during their travels south. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad announced to play Central Stags

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad to play in their fourth game of the Georgie Pie Super Smash against the Devon Hotel Central Stags at Saxton Oval on Thursday, November 19 is: Read more »

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