Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Upset winners roll NZ’s premier mountain bike race

News from Karapoti Classic
Celebrating 32 years today, Upper Hutt’s Cactus Karapoti Classic continued its renown as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. But defending championship among both men and women played second fiddle to standout rides from the other side of the Tasman. Read more »

It’s sold out, but you can run for Christchurch at Round the Bays

Press Release – Round the Bays
Wellington’s sold out Cigna Round the Bays has opened up a number of charity entries to help fundraise for the Christchurch Disaster Relief Fund. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds named for Ford Trophy Final

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury in the Ford Trophy final at Rangiora’s Mainpower Oval on Saturday has been named, with Stephen Murdoch added to the twelve that faced Central Districts in the elimination final. Read more »

Eight sports chosen by the council for “fantastic, dynamic” talent development

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington is excited to announce the eight sports that have been accepted as part of the Wellington City Council funded Sports Talent Development Programme. The successful sports for 2017 are: athletics, fencing, golf, hockey, kayaking, netball, rowing and swimming.
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Kartsport at Its best in Palmerston North

Press Release – KartSport
KartSport at its best will be on show in Palmerston North this weekend as two of New Zealand’s premier multi-round series headline the KartSport Manawatu club’s two-day Professionals Unique Real Estate Trans-Tasman Challenge meeting. Read more »

Mountain-biking champions returning to Akatarawas for Karapoti Classic

News from Karapoti Classic
A who’s-who of New Zealand mountain biking will go head to head on Saturday in Upper Hutt as more than 600 riders from eight countries line up for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. Read more »

Self-defence course giving its fees to Women’s Refuge

Press Release – Darren Luke
A Wellington selfdefence instructor is launching a course aimed at combating the rise in public and domestic violence, with all the proceeds being donated to the Wellington Women’s Refuge. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds named for Ford Trophy elimination final

Press Release – Wellington Firebirds
The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Central Stags in the Ford Trophy elimination final at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Wednesday has been named. Read more »

Swifts Talent Centre and Marsden School announce partnership

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
A partnership between the Waterside Karori Swifts Talent Centre and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is an exciting development for the advancement of girls’ football in Wellington. The initiative will provide girls with a clear, consistent development pathway through school and club football. Read more »

Swim school boosted by Water Safety money

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Around 1,500 Porirua children will be taught essential water safety skills by Dash Swim School thanks to funding from Water Safety New Zealand. Read more »

Te Wānanga o Raukawa primed for netball premiership

Press Release – Te Wananga o Raukawa
Showcasing its top-class facilities with high-quality netballing talent, Te Wānanga o Raukawa is excited to be hosting the pre-season ANZ Premiership spectacle on March 10-12. Read more »

Firebirds to play Canterbury

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds’ team to play Canterbury at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval on Wednesday has been named. Read more »

Free event to celebrate Hutt cycling

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Simon Gilbert from Biketecnz ready to help cyclists on Go By Bike Day

This year’s Hutt City Go by Bike Day Breakfast will be bigger and brighter than ever. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds named for Basin

Press Release – Wellington Firebirds
The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Otago Volts at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Saturday 4th of February has been named. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds named for Ford Trophy semi-final

Press Release – Wellington Firebirds
The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury in the Ford Trophy semi-final at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval on Saturday has been named. The 13-man squad sees Anurag Verma return from injury. Read more »

Secondary Schools netball squad announced

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to confirm the 21 athletes selected in the NZ Secondary Schools (NZSS) squad. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth open for registration

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is open for registration and individuals and groups are encouraged to go online and register for free. Read more »

Death of Bernie Portenski

Press Release – Wellington City Council
All of Wellington will be mourning the loss of local hero and notable Wellingtonian Bernie Portenski, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. Read more »

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