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City Mission creating connections to sport

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission has been facilitating conversations and creating connections in a bid to break down the barriers to sport, resulting in the opening of a new Community Sports Bank. Read more »

Final Pro Tour trip for Tasman-hopping Kiwi karters

Report from KartSport New Zealand
It’s the final trip across the Tasman this weekend for the resident Kiwis who have been contesting Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour this year, with recent Australian Karting Championship final round class winner Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North spear-heading a seven-strong group. Read more »

Students racing electric vehicles designed in local colleges

Press Release – EVolocity
The excitement is electrifying as race day nears for secondary school students participating in EVolocity’s programme this year. EVolocity is a programme where teams from secondary schools design, build and then race their own Electric Bikes, Carts and other inventions. Read more »

Wellington commuters offered sporting arena bus shelters

Press Release – oOh Media

Sporting fans in Wellington and also in Auckland and Christchurch will have the best seat in the stadium, with bus shelters across the city transformed into immersive mini arenas as part of a new oOh!media campaign for the Sky TV Network. Read more »

Wellington teenager leads new generation challenging established kartsport stars

Report from KartSport
Established Kiwi kart star Mat Kinsman wrapped up another Aarque Group KZ2 class title with a second win in as many meetings at the final round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at Hamilton on Sunday. Read more »

Porirua Sports Awards seeking nominations

Press Release – Porirua City Council

It’s time to get nominations in for the Porirua Sports Awards. This year’s version represents the 50th anniversary since Titahi Bay lifesaver Jim Campbell was handed the first Supreme Award at a ceremony at a Cannons Creek hotel in 1969. Read more »

World relay for women motorcyclists comes to Wellington


News from WRWR
The biggest women’s motorcycle event is coming to Wellington – the Women’s Riders World Relay (WRWR). Read more »

Wellington biking numbers continue to rise

News from Wellington City Council
The number of Wellingtonians biking is continuing to grow with count data showing more people than ever riding in to the central city from every direction during the busy morning peak. Read more »

Silver Ferns at Parliament to celebrate World Cup success


RNZ report by Bridget Tunnicliffe
More than a month after their audacious Netball World Cup triumph, the Silver Ferns finally got to share their success with the New Zealand public in Wellington today. Read more »

Ironman-bound Wellington paramedic won’t be defined by heart issues

News from Ironman
Wellington paramedic Laura Robertson is determined that her heart condition will not define her. One way of ensuring that is the case is to take on the Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand event, something the 28-year-old will do in March next year thanks in part to a Tony Jackson Scholarship. Read more »

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