Archive for the 'Sport' Category

After two year closure, Spicer Forest reopens for walking and cycling

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Spicer Forest is again open for walking and cycling. The main entrances are either via Rangituhi (Porirua), the end of Ohariu Valley Road, or via Chastudon Place (Tawa). People may use the Te Araroa Trail and the road through the park, which enters and exits from Ohariu Valley Road and Chastudon Place in Tawa. Read more »

Crash may disrupt night football on Wakefield Park; power box destroyed

box broken

News from WCC
A two-vehicle crash on Adelaide Road yesterday afternoon is likely to lead to disruption of football matches and training on Wakefield Park – possibly for the next few weeks. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad for Plunket Shield round ten in Napier

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the tenth round of the Plunket Shield against the Central Stags at Maclean Park, Napier from April 1 to 4, 2015 is: Read more »

Mojo Pulse (49) defeat Kia Magic (38)

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
After a slow start to the season, Mojo Pulse finally found a consistent beat in shaking off Kia Magic, 49-38, in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Wellington’s Whitaker wins hard enduro in Taranaki

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
Jake Whitaker will be the first name to be inscribed on the Taranaki Hard Enduro trophy. The 23-year-old Husqvarna rider from Wellington won the inaugural Taranaki Hard Enduro at Mount Damper, north-east of New Plymouth, today, impressively finishing the gruelling event more than nine minutes ahead of Taupo’s Greg DeLautour (KTM 250XC), with a third Kiwi international, Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), more than 20 minutes further back in third place overall. Read more »

Sportsperson nominations delight Kapiti Lions president

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year
As always there was a last minute rush and a nail biting wait but the President of the Lions Club of Kapiti, Brian Daw is delighted with the number and quality of nominations received for this year’s Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards, including a good response for the newly introduced Club of the Year award. Read more »

Kearney continues as national coach

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will lead the men’s national side into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, after masterminding last year’s successful Four Nations campaign. Read more »

Netball Central Zone makes surplus

Press Release – Netball Central
Netball Central Zone has announced a surplus of $92,000 for the year ending 30 November 2014, in its second year of operation. Read more »

Not only Cuba Dupa, but also parking restrictions and road closures

Press Release – Wellington City Council
It’s the final party of the summer; CubaDupa in Wellington’s Cuba Precinct this weekend will transform Cuba Street into a playground of adventure, light, sound and taste. Read more »

Encouraging more primary school children to ride bikes – with council money

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is aiming to encourage primary school children to ride bikes by becoming the first local body to fully fund and manage Bikes in Schools projects at three Wellington schools. Read more »

Nominations sought for Wellington’s Sportsperson of Year

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Nominations are now open for the annual Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Organised by Sport Wellington, the awards are now in their 46th year and aim to celebrate sporting excellence in the region. Read more »

Mojo Pulse to play Waikato Magic at TSB Bank Arena on Monday

Press Release – Haier Pulse
A wobbly start has not diminished coach Robyn Broughton’s faith in Mojo Pulse as they prepare to resurrect their ANZ Championship netball campaign against Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Wellington on Monday. Read more »

Napier holds its place as NZ’s top town for watching cricket (Wellington second)

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand
Neither the biggest, last, and probably happiest New Zealand Cricket World Cup crowd in Auckland, nor a capacity Wellington crowd, could unseat Napier as New Zealand’s top cricket-watching town. Read more »

Max Uivel (last season’s rookie) wins senior speed league title

Press Release – Burkes Cycles Speed League
With the final points-scoring round unfortunately cancelled due to rain, the overall champions of the 2015 Burkes Cycles Speed League have been named. Read more »

Mar-Tin! Gup-Till! Mar-Tin! Gup-till! New Zealand into the semi-final

Man of the match – Martin Guptill

Report from ICC Cricket World Cup by Anand Vasu
The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around the Wellington Regional Stadium this afternoon, with the kind of exuberant reverence usually reserved for the All Blacks. Read more »

Spectacular victory for Black Caps in world cup quarter-final

News from NZ Police
A near capacity crowd enjoyed a spectacular game of cricket at Wellington Regional Stadium tonight, as New Zealand defeated the West Indies in the last of the quarter finals. Read more »

Police issue alcohol and streaking warnings for last phase of Cricket World Cup

News from NZ Police
The eyes of the cricketing world will be on New Zealand over the next five days and Police are working to ensure spectators at Wellington Regional Stadium remember the action for all the right reasons. Read more »

Music and free sausages as build-up for cricket quarter-final

News from WCC
With the Blackcaps taking on West Indies in the quarter final of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Westpac Stadium this Saturday, Wellington city is preparing for another big week. Read more »

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