Sport News

Young people stepping up as coaches, in place of teachers and parents

Press Release – Sport Wellington
The increasing difficulty faced by school sports teams when it comes to finding enough coaches comes as no surprise to Sport Wellington. Read more »

Blind athlete attempting 53km multi-sport event

Press Release – MDJ Media
Wellington’s Crazyman has been the region’s premier multisport race since 1991. But after almost three decades it will feature another first this year as ground breaking endurance athlete Neelusha Jennings attempts to be the first blind person to finish the gruelling 53k event. Read more »

Pulse 47 defeat Mystics 43

News from ANZ Premiership
A first-half blast ensured the home side Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse could repel a late charge from the SkyCity Mystics, winning 47-43 in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Grandmother running around the world

Press Release – Air NZ Hawke’s Bay Marathon
Auckland Grandmother Charlotte Nasey loves to run, so much so that this 66-year-old is approaching 200 marathons as she aims at completing at least one on each of the seven continents, with next month’s Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Marathon ranking high amongst her favourites. Read more »

Ken Allen recognised as ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Ken Allen, long-serving Wellington Phoenix volunteer and Sport Wellington’s Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor, was presented with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Phoenix end of season awards. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $12,257

News from Kapiti Business Projects
The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is delighted to announce total fundraising for the charity event to be $12,257.50. “We are delighted with this effort by everyone involved,” said Richard Calkin of Web Genius. Read more »

David Rowlands dominates masters cycling in Timaru classic

Report from Calder Stewart
Wellington’s David Rowlands (Christchurch Mitsubishi) restamped his authority on masters racing, in the third round of the Calder Stewart Cycling series, the Kiwi Style Bike Tours Timaru Classic held at Pleasant Point today. Rowlands dominated the day’s break and easily winning a sprint finish with Brent Allnut (Placemakers), winning the 109 kilometre race in two hours and forty minutes to move further ahead in the masters series 45 to 49 age group while Allnut’s effort saw him move into the 35 to 44 classification lead. The day’s winning team was Christchurch Mitsubishi. Read more »

Round the Bays sends money to Christchurch

Press Release – Sport Wellington
While thousands made their way round the bays in Wellington on Sunday 19 February, thousands of other would-be runners and walkers in Christchurch were left frustrated as the Port Hills fires put a stop to their own charity fun run. Read more »

Spark upgrading stadium’s technology with high-density wi-fi

News from Westpac
Spark has come on board with Westpac Stadium as official technology partner, and has been awarded the initial groundwork of a stadium-wide technology upgrade. Read more »

Peter Snell gives Olympic gold medals, and a running shoe, to Te Papa

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Te Papa

News from Te Papa
An emotional Sir Peter Snell said today that gifting objects to Te Papa was an “amazing” experience that helped “ease the guilt” the sporting legend has felt for basing himself overseas. Read more »

George Metuarau completes his cross-code conversion

News from Netball New Zealand
George Metuarau’s conversion from rugby player and coach to a much-valued member of Netball Central’s support staff is finally complete. Read more »

Wellington runner aiming for 10km marathon before kidney transplant

Press Release – Air NZ Hawke’s Bay Marathon
Wellington runner Matt Toole didn’t choose his condition, he didn’t choose the life-long struggle with chronic renal failure, but what this amazing 27-year-old has chosen is to be an inspiration to others by sharing his journey and celebrating the triumphs along the way. Read more »

Upper Hutt aquatic centre maintains its safe accreditation

Press Release – H2O Xstream
Upper Hutt’s H²O Xtream has again been recognised as aPoolSafe facility. Being PoolSafe means the complex has passed a series of tests and checks to ensure it is meeting industry standards for safety to limit serious harm in pools. Read more »

Honda’s Rees declared NZ superbike champion

News from Bikesport NZ
The verdict is out – Whakatane’s Tony Rees is New Zealand superbike champion for 2017. Read more »

Free classes for World Tai Chi Day

Press Release – Presbyterian Support
World Tai Chi Day is celebrated on Saturday 29 April this year, which is a day to both raise awareness and acknowledge the great health benefits that can result from regular Tai Chi. To celebrate, Enliven is inviting the community to try a modified Tai Chi sessions free of charge between 24 April and 2 May. Read more »

Pulse 48 defeat Tactix 37

News from ANZ Championship Netball
Te Wananga o Raukawa Pulse have rewarded a loud and uplifting Wellington crowd with a 48-37 victory over the Silvermoon Tactix to open Round 3 of the ANZ Premiership, but it was by no means a stress-free win. Read more »

Pulse keen for quick rebound on home turf

Report from Central Pulse
Captain Katrina Grant has welcomed the short turnaround for her Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse team when they meet Mainland Tactix in ANZ Premiership netball action in Wellington on Sunday. Read more »

Sporting greats to be inspirational for 250 students

Press Release – Ignite Sport
More than 250 senior sports students will hear inspirational messages from top athletes at Aspire conference next Tuesday. Read more »

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