Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Ticket prices reduced, and prizes offered, for February’s Wellington Sevens

Ticket prices have been cut for the Wellington Sevens in February. Tickets that were $199 are now on sale for $149. Premium zone seats can now be bought for $195 instead of $235. Read more »

Free parking, food and drinks on offer for Black Sticks’ Wellington tests

News from WCC
The Black Sticks Men and Women are bringing top international hockey action to Wellington and the Kapiti Coast from 15-22 November – and for the first time, corporate hospitality will be available at both venues for fans prepared to pay a little more than the bargain entry prices for the seven-match test series. Read more »

Awards presented to walking and cycling champions

Press Release – 2WALKandCYCLE
Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown tonight recognised New Zealand’s top champions for walking and cycling, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards were announced at the 2walkandcycle Conference in Nelson. Read more »

Jake Whitaker’s winning streak ends at Nelson championships

Report by Andy McGechan for Bikesport NZ
A gripping see-saw battle between two international superstars was the main talking point of the New Zealand Moto Trials Championships near Nelson over Labour Weekend. Read more »

Regional Youth Triathlon Academy attracts 17 teenagers

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as well as invited specialists. Read more »

Round the Bays gets an official charity

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd (Cigna) announced today its partnership with Achilles International New Zealand. Achilles provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon. Read more »

Leslie Slieker named as manager for new Taita Sport & Recreation Centre

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Community Facilities Trust (CFT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Lesley Slieker as Manager of the Taita Sport & Recreation Centre. Read more »

Check your lifejackets this weekend – it’s Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council is working with Maritime NZ, Coastguard and others to promote some key safety messages during Safer Boating Week which runs 17-24 October. Read more »

Seven countries coming to Indoor Cricket World Cup this weekend

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt Indoor Sports Centre at Hutt Park is ready to host around 350 players from seven countries for the 2014 Indoor Cricket World Cup. Read more »

Wellington Orcas beaten 76-10 by Counties Manakau Stingrays

News from NZ Rugby League
The 2014 Pirtek NZRL National Premiership final shapes as a rematch of last year’s combatants, Akarana Falcons and Counties Manukau Stingrays. Read more »

Orcas or Stingrays? Which one will make the NZRL national final?

News from NZ Rugby League
Defending champions Akarana Falcons have secured their spot in next week’s Pirtek NZRL National Premiership final with a comprehensive 70-12 win over Central Vipers in New Plymouth. Read more »

Wellington East Girls fourth in school netball championships

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School are New Zealand Secondary School national champions for the third consecutive year, defeating first time finalist St Margaret’s College team 41-26. Read more »

Stakes raised for third season of speed league at Hataitai velodrome

Press Release – Nick Warren
With an influx of quality riders targeting track cycling and fresh new sponsors, the Burkes Cycles Speed League, which begins on November 2 at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai, is preparing for its biggest season yet. Read more »

Wellington Phoenix get a new front of shorts sponsor

Press Release – Ricoh
Ahead of the Phoenix’s first game of the new Hyundai A-League season on Sunday, Ricoh New Zealand is pleased to announce that it’s increasing its support and joining the Club’s Family of Five as front of shorts partner. Read more »

Phoenix get record 3600 members – season starts on Sunday

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix have achieved the highest ever season ticket and Club membership total in their history. Read more »

Wellington East win, St Mary’s defeated, in schools netball

Press Release – netball new zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School will contest their seventh consecutive New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships final on Friday against Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College after sauntering through post-pool play. Read more »

VUWSA awards 30 Blues for top sporting achievements

News from VUW
Victoria’s supreme athletes and administrators from a variety of sports have been honoured at the 2014 Victoria University Blues Awards. Read more »

Rarely active? Upper Hutt has a programme for you

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Activation’s Alive programme is ready to have two new programmes kick off in mid-October. Following the ‘Have-A-Go’ programme held earlier in the year, these programmes are directed at specific user groups, with focus groups advising preferred times, days and activities. The Alive programme objective is to break down barriers for people who are rarely active, enabling them to participate in some form of ongoing active recreation. Read more »

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