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Ocean swimming for all ages at Oriental Bay

News from OceanFit
An ocean swim hugging the Oriental Bay beaches, with some of the best spectator vantage points around the Harbour, the Capital Classic event on Sunday morning is the third of seven events in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Read more »

Basin Reserve a key venue for women’s world cup cricket next year

News from WREDA
Wellington is amongst six host cities named by the ICC this afternoon for the Women’s ODI World Cup cricket tournament which runs from 6 February to 7 March 2021. Read more »

Wellington United announce signing of Argentinian

Press Release – Wellington United
Wellington United have signed Argentinian midfielder Leo Villa for their 2020 Capital Premier Division season. Read more »

TJ Perenara joins Under Armour Athlete roster

Press Release – Under Armour
As we announce TJ Perenara as an Under Armour athlete, we honour the values, the journey and the community our athletes represent – on and off the field. “It’s about being an athlete who is clear about what you represent, what you stand for and what you won’t put up with”. Read more »

Wellington all-rounder named as White Ferns captain

News from NZC
Wellington Blaze all-rounder Sophie Devine has been named White Ferns captain, taking over from Amy Satterthwaite who has recently given birth to her first child. The 30-year-old Devine has been confirmed to lead the side in both formats indefinitely, starting with the upcoming One-Day and T20 series against South Africa this month. Read more »

Protest at Wellington Cup Day

Press Release – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
What: Protest at the Wellington Cup
When: Saturday 18th January 10:30am
Where: Wellington Racing Club, 10 Racecourse Road, Trentham
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Police win Newlands Mosque invitational football tournament

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police football team talked with their feet and played with their hearts just before Christmas when the Police team and members of the Newlands Mosque along with other local teams competed at Alex Moore Park in Johnsonville. Read more »

Phoenix extends contracts for captain and vice-captain

Photo from Wellington Phoenix

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix are delighted to announce they have extended the contracts for both its Captain Steven Taylor, and Vice-Captain Alex Rufer. Read more »

Alfo Romeo and Black Falcons at Taupō Historic Grand Prix

Press Release – Fast Company
At the suggestion and with the enthusiastic organisational support of Jim Barclay and Tony Roberts, former directors of the successful NZ Festival of Motor Racing that ran at Hampton Downs from 2010 to 2016, the scope of the fourth Taupō Historic GP over the January 18/19 weekend has been expanded to include the celebration of a dedicated marque of car – Alfa Romeo – and a special aerobatic display by the RNZAF’s Black Falcons squad. Read more »

Zero waste: no plastic bottles at Round the Bays in February

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington has received seed funding from the Wellington City Council in support of waste minimisation efforts for the Round the Bays event on 16 February. Read more »

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