Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Police planning “to keep people safe” at sold-out All Blacks match

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Extra Police staff will be on duty to keep people safe when Wellington hosts the All Blacks v Wallabies in the second test of the Bledisloe Cup this Saturday. Read more »

Stadium sold out for All Blacks match – 35,000 ticket-holders told to arrive early

News from WCC
Westpac Stadium is sold out for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and the Australians. With a kick off at 7.35pm, the 35,000 ticket holders should arrive early – between 5.30-6pm. Read more »

Five signings for Pulse 2017 line-up

News from Netball New Zealand
The experience provided by stylish Silver Ferns shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells) will be a key component for the Central Pulse in next year’s ANZ Netball Elite League. Read more »

New Phoenix role for Sigmund

News from Wellington Phoenix
Fan favourite Ben Sigmund has been made a Wellington Phoenix ambassador. Sigmund, who retired from playing at the end of last season, will be mentoring players in the club’s Academy, supporting the younger professionals and helping the older pros carry out their corporate duties with the club’s partners. Read more »

Double header for Richter City Roller Derby

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
On September 3, Richter City (RCRD) will host two public games in one event at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre. The first game will be between RCRD’s All Stars, and Auckland Roller Derby League (ARDL) as part of the New Zealand Top Ten Roller Derby Champs round robin tournament – RCRD holds the #1 spot as NZ’s highest ranking roller derby team and will be hoping to maintain that spot against other national teams throughout this tournament and 2016. Read more »

Taniwha clash at Stadium before sold-out All Blacks vs Australia match

Press Release – Wellington City Council
All Blacks v Australia (27 August) is expected to be one of the biggest games of the year in Wellington. Read more »

Basin Reserve architects want suggestions for redevelopment

News from WCC
A website has been launched where ideas about the future of the Basin Reserve can be shared. Tell the team what you would like the redevelopment to achieve and help bring this space into the 21st Century. Read more »

Lifeguard team from Wellington wins national aquatic award

Press Release – NZRA
A lifeguard team from Wellington and an Auckland lifeguard have won two of this year’s top New Zealand aquatics awards. The third award, for innovation, went to an aquatic centre in Palmerston North that houses New Zealand’s largest hydroslide and aqua play area. Read more »

Wellington SportsFest returns

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington SportsFest is returning, with support from the Hurricanes and Olympic Ambassadors. Read more »

SCOOP PHOTOS: Victory parade for Hurricanes

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Wellington.Scoop photos by Lyndon Hood
The Hurricanes Super Rugby Street Parade was held today at midday.. Read more »

Losing a surf break: why surfers oppose the runway extension

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by Michael Gunson
Revelations have emerged that Wellington International Airport Ltd has been responsible for alterations to the Moa Point Road sea wall in Lyall Bay. Why has the airport been in charge of developing the sea wall, and not the Wellington City Council? Read more »

New-look cycleway programme includes “significant community engagement”

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council will consider recommendations for its refreshed cycling programme at next Thursday’s Transport and Urban Development (TUD) Committee. Read more »

Sports trusts get support to continue with volunteer initiative

Press Release – Lion Foundation
Sport Wellington today announced the ongoing support of the Lion Foundation in the pioneering Regional Sports Trust volunteer initiative. Read more »

Tasman United signs Paul Ifill

Press Release – Tasman United
Nelson Pine LVL Tasman United is delighted to announce the signing of marquee player Paul Ifill, described as “the best player to play in New Zealand.” Read more »

Tickets now being sold for next year’s “most iconic” Wellington Sevens

News from NZ Rugby
Wellington’s rugby community and loyal fans of the Wellington Sevens will be given first and exclusive access to discounted passes for next year’s big event, and an extra entry in the NZ Lions Series 2017 ballot. Read more »

Phoenix defeat Beijing in match marking sister cities’ tenth anniversary

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington and Beijing, the capital cities of New Zealand and China, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their sister city relationship with a match last night between the Wellington Phoenix F.C. and Beijing BG. Read more »

Sloan Frost to represent NZ in Queensland superbike series

News from Bikesport NZ
The Australians can expect a potent two-pronged attack when the FIM Oceania Road Race Championships kick off in Queensland next month. Wellington’s national superbike champion Sloan Frost and Christchurch-based fellow Kiwi international Ryan Hampton have been chosen to represent New Zealand in the two-round Oceania series. Read more »

Wellington wins netball under-17 title

News from Netball New Zealand
The capital has, for the second week in a row, reigned supreme with Wellington A Black defeating Auckland 1, 27-21, in the final of the Netball NZ U17 Champs this afternoon. Read more »

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