Sport News

Wellington climber, 20, wins national competition

Press Release – Climbing New Zealand
Zane Bray of Auckland first started climbing in national climbing competitions when he was 21. He’s still competing twenty years later, aged 41. But today he narrowly missed taking the gold medal in the men’s open at the Climbing New Zealand Lead Climbing Championships, losing to George Sanders, aged 20 from Wellington. Read more »

Firebirds name not one but three captains

News from Cricket Wellington
With the Burger King Super Smash schedule announced last week, the Wellington Firebirds continue their preparations for the 2017-18 season with the announcement of their captains for each domestic campaign. Read more »

3000 coming to Special Olympics event in Wellington

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are ramping up their training regimes, with just 100 days until their pinnacle sporting event in November. Read more »

Public meeting to discuss VUW’s plan to sell its Karori land and buildings

Wellington.Scoop
Three councillors have called a public meeting for tonight to discuss Victoria University’s plan to sell its Karori campus. The meeting will be from 7.30 until 9 pm at the Karori Normal School Hall. It aims to discuss concerns about how the community can have a greater say and influence on what happens to the campus. Read more »

Key cog Kersten back for Pulse

News from Netball Central
Armed with renewed purpose after an exceptional 2017, rock-solid midcourter Claire Kersten had no hesitation in re-signing with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse for next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

White Ferns join Cricket Wellington

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the appointment of White Fern and Wellington Blaze representative Liz Perry to the position of Special Projects Manager. Read more »

Contrasting fortunes for Wellington’s karting sisters in Australia

News from KartSport
There were contrasting fortunes for Wellington’s karting sisters Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart at the penultimate round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Puckapunyal in rural Victoria this weekend. Read more »

Porirua teenager qualifies for finals of Auckland Darts Masters

Press Release – Auckland Darts Masters
Porirua teenager Darren Herewine is one of three qualifiers for the finals of the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters. Read more »

New-look shooting combination for Pulse

News from Netball Central Zone
Ameliaranne Ekenasio and Aliyah Dunn will form part of a new-look shooting combination for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

America’s Cup champion from Worser Bay talks about his journeys

Press Release – Sport Wellington
70 invited guests, including Wellington’s Pathway to Podium athletes, attended a function at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Squadron on the 3rd of August to hear Josh Junior, cyclor for Emirates Team New Zealand speak. Organised by Sport Wellington, NewstalkZB’s Jason Pine interviewed Junior on his America’s Cup journey asking questions on the highs, the lows and the success, as well as tips that our up-coming Pathway to Podium (P2P) athletes can learn from his experiences. Read more »

Historic Auckland-Wellington route revived for rally in October

Press Release – Targa NZ
For close to 100 years the prospect of racing from Auckland to Wellington in record time has tempted keen drivers. This year the organisers of the annual Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally are giving entrants the chance to do it within the law. Read more »

SportsFest aims to celebrate fun, friendship and fair play

News from Wellington City Council
Thousands of Year 5-8 students from across the Wellington region will experience fun, friendship, and fair play at SportsFest this year – encouraged by a group of Kiwi sporting heroes. Read more »

Experienced defender and rookie midcourter team up with Pulse

News from Central Pulse
Well-travelled defender Sulu Fitzpatrick and talented young homegrown midcourter Mila Reuelu-Buchanan are the latest Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse signings for next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

Rooney back on Rotax Pro tour of duty this weekend

News from Kart Sport
Talented young Palmerston North karter Jackson Rooney returns to Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Puckapunyal in rural Victoria this weekend as part of a seven-strong Kiwi squad. Read more »

Roller Derby – four teams, two games, one night

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Richter City All Stars vs NZMRD Development Squad & Richter City Convicts vs Dunedin Derby Bonnie Brawlers
Wellington, Saturday 19th August
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Sodden sportsfields restricting play

News from WCC
Some of Wellington’s traditional grass sportsfields are being turned into sodden bogs this winter – and sportspeople face the prospect of further match restrictions as the Wellington City Council seeks to provide playable sportsfields for the remaining winter season. Read more »

Summit aims to get us walking again

Press Release – Living Streets
Pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotorea is aiming to push walking up the national agenda with the inaugural NZ Walking Summit. The event, which will take place this week in Wellington, aims to inspire Kiwis to get walking and help make New Zealand a leading global destination for urban walkers. Read more »

Cricket Wellington announce final Firebirds’ contract

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the 15th Wellington Firebirds’ contract for the 2017-18 season has been offered to Ollie Newton. Read more »

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