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Nguyen’s finesse saves the game for V-Well

Press Release – SportZone
A frenetic finish between V-Well FC and Marauders saw both teams remain at the top of the Division Two table after a closely-fought 3-3 draw at Wellington College’s Sir Ron Brierly turf. Read more »

Firefighters to face the toughest two minutes in sport

Press Release – United Fire Brigades
The UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge, the ‘toughest two minutes in sport’, is coming to the Wellington waterfront on Friday and Saturday, drawing 125 firefighter competitors from throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Michael Papps retiring from cricket

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
After 20 seasons of First-Class cricket, Michael Papps has made the difficult decision to retire from the game he loves. Read more »

Sport Wellington seeks more extraordinary leaders

Press Release – Sport Wellington
At last year’s Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards, Sue Geale, General Manager of Wellington Netball, received the inaugural Trish McKelvey Leadership Award. Read more »

Final push for Fraser Park

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Members of the public have an opportunity to ‘leave a mark on Fraser Park’ by sponsoring an engraved brick or paver at the new sports centre due to open later this year. Read more »

Lazy 11 too fast for Fiji’s young football stars

Report from SportZone
Wellington’s Lazy 11 football team shot to the top of the Sunday Football League Division One table this weekend thanks to a 7-2 victory over Levuka FC – a team that includes three players who have represented Fiji at Under-20 level. Read more »

Marsden coach, and team, to row across Cook Strait for charity

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School staff and students send best wishes to their Director of Rowing Rachel Gamble-Flint and the team who will attempt to row the Cook Strait (100km) this weekend, to raise funds for the charity Through the Blue. Read more »

Senior Sergeant postpones her Cook Strait swim till next year

News from NZ Police
Rough seas and storms forecast for next week have foiled New Plymouth Police Senior Sergeant Karley Hunt’s plans to swim Cook Strait for charity this year. Read more »

Cyclists’ biggest concern: safety

News from Cycling Action Network
A new survey from the Cycling Action Network reveals the biggest concern among more than a thousand cyclists is safety. Read more »

Ideal weather makes weekend Waterbourne a success

Waterbourne Day 2-OceanClash-01 — Photo by Evan Davies

Wellington provided ideal conditions for extreme water-sports athletes last weekend, allowing them to showcase their abilities in a variety of challenging conditions. Read more »

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