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Death of basketball stalwart

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has paid tribute to local basketball stalwart Justin Toebes following his death this week. Read more »

Wellington brothers in US mountain biking hall of fame

News from WCC
Wellington’s Kennett brothers, Paul, Simon and Jonathan, have become the first New Zealanders to be accepted into the United States’ Marin Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Read more »

Avalanche at Turoa closes ski areas and damages chairlift

News from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
A significant avalanche was triggered at Turoa this morning during routine avalanche control work. Read more »

Coastlands Aquatic Centre turning five

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council and Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu will be celebrating the centre’s fifth birthday all week from 6-11 August and they are inviting the community to join in on the fun. Read more »

Celebrating health and wellbeing at Coastlands Aquatic Centre

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Participants in the Coastlands Aquatic Centre bi-annual Health and Wellness Programme celebrated the end of their 10 week fitness journey this month. Read more »

Police objecting to bowling clubs´ liquor licensing applications

Report from RNZ
Bowling clubs across Wellington are confused about an objection by police to the renewal of their liquor licences. Up to 12 community bowling clubs applied to renew their licences recently, and all have been objected to. Read more »

Wellington team wins under-17 netball

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Wellington Black A has netted a third straight Netball NZ U17 Champs crown in commanding form, delighting coach Dion Te Whetu. Read more »

Te Wānanga o Raukawa and Pulse celebrate new on-court look

Press Release – Netball Central
The partnership between Te Wānanga o Raukawa and the Central Pulse netball team has been reinforced by the launch of an alternative playing strip for this season. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth wins Community Award

Press Release – Kapiti Run for Youth
Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y), along with other volunteer groups and individuals has been recognised for community dedication in the Kāpiti Coast Civic and Community Awards on 12 July. Read more »

World champions here for taekwon-do contest

Press Release – International Taekwon-Do New Zealand
Wellington hasn’t seen the likes of it since it hosted the world champs in 2011, but Taekwon-Do NZ is back in the capital and is stronger and bigger than ever. Read more »

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