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Josh Junior wins supreme sports award

Press Release – Sport Wellington
In a spectacular ceremony at TSB Arena, Emirates Team New Zealand cyclor and long-time member of Worser Bay Boating Club Josh Junior was named winner of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group ‘Supreme Sports Award’. Read more »

New VW on offer for one marathon competitor

Report from MDJ Media
The Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been an annual highlight on the Capital calendar for more than three decades. The race attracts some of the country’s best runners, but this year one lucky finisher among more than 4000 will drive away in a new Volkswagen car. Read more »

Players named for Ice Hockey Classic at the Stadium

Press Release – TLA Worldwide
The countdown is on, with only three more sleeps until the Ice Hockey Classic arrives in New Zealand. Read more »

Sodden sportsfields to be red-carded this weekend, after relentless rain

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington footballers and rugby players may have to find other things to do this weekend – it’s likely there’ll be large numbers of ground restrictions or closures following relentless rain in the past few weeks. Read more »

Volunteers tieing their ankles together for Wellington marathon

Press Release – Save The Children

L – R: Blair Williamson, Sean Bagnall, Chris Simcock, Nick Pope.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes but these come as a team of four joined together. Team Limit Zero, Chris Simcock, Blair Williamson, Nick Pope, Sean Bagnall, all from Christchurch, will be supporting Save the Children NZ by running the 42km Volkswagen Wellington Marathon on Sunday 1 July with their ankles tied together. Read more »

Cricket Wellington announce Firebirds’ contracts

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds’ squad for the coming season includes some new faces as three young local cricketers join the contract list for the first time. Read more »

Wellington divers in final of world championships

News from Diving NZ
Anton Down-Jenkins and Yu Qian Goh combined today at the World Cup in Wuhan China in the 3metre Mixed Synchronised diving event to finish in 12th place. In doing so, Yu Qian and Anton earned New Zealand a position in the final at the 2019 FINA World Championships in South Korea. Read more »

Capital Coast surf lifeguard award winners celebrated

Press Release – Surf Life Saving
The annual Capital Coast Surf Life Saving regional awards of excellence have seen over 10 awards presented to surf lifeguards and club members for their tireless efforts over the 2018-19 patrol season. Read more »

Kersten revelling in new Pulse role

News from Central Pulse
There’s no half-measures for Claire Kersten who has given ample evidence of her depth of talent during Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse’s record-breaking start to this year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

Mt Ruapehu’s early ski season opening a winner

Press Release – Mt Ruapehu
Mt Ruapehu’s early ski season opening is proving a winner all round. Read more »

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