Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Phoenix step up -”terrific tour” ends with 30,000 at Westpac Stadium

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Carlsberg Football United Tour finished on a high note with the Wellington Phoenix and English Premier League side Newcastle United producing a high-class encounter before over 30,000 people at Westpac Stadium on Saturday evening. Read more »

Football fever hits Wellington this weekend

Press Release – Wellington City Council
This weekend Wellington welcomes football fans from across the world and around the country when the Football United Tour rolls into town. Read more »

Phoenix make NZ football history by defeating West Ham United

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix pulled off one of the biggest results in New Zealand football history when they beat English Premier League club West Ham United 2-1 at Auckland’s Eden Park on Wednesday night in front of almost 20,000 fans. Read more »

Richter City final home game – Smash Malice vs Comic Slams

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league will host the final game of their 2014 home season round robin on Saturday 2 August at Kilbirnie Rec Centre to determine which teams head into the season final. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth open for registration

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Registrations for groups and individuals to take part in the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth are open and a toolkit has been developed to help support all fundraisers. This toolkit has been designed to help with planning and provides some useful tips to really maximise the fundraising experience when participating in Kapiti Run for Youth. Read more »

Upper Hutt City Football Club gets recognition for volunteering

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Upper Hutt City Football Club (UHCFC) has been recognised by Sport Wellington for showing good practice as they progress the alignment of their structure and culture to volunteering. Read more »

World Cup set $2billion betting record for TAB; $560,000 for NZ Football

News from NZ Racing Board
Betting on the Football World Cup 2014 tournament has smashed records for the TAB and pushed it over the $2 Billion revenue mark for the first time in history. Read more »

Topp Twins to entertain at Westpac Stadium before football double-header


News from Wellington Phoenix
English Premier League teams and fans will be treated to a show by The Topp Twins who are to host the Football United Tour’s double–header at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on July 26th. Read more »

Comic Slams to take on Brutal Pageant in start of roller derby contest

News from Richter City Roller Derby
Richter City Roller Derby league’s 2012 and 2013 home season champions Comic Slams will take on the 2014 season opener winners Brutal Pageant on Saturday 26 July. Read more »

Captain Katrina Grant returning to Haier Pulse for 2015 season

News from Haier Pulse
The Haier Pulse has secured the services of dynamic Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant who has re-signed for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. Read more »

Wellington, unbeaten, in semi-finals of under-17 netball championships

Press Release – Netball NZ
Forty teams have been whittled down to just four to contest the New Zealand Age Group Netball Championships Under 17 semi-finals at Netball North Harbour on Thursday. Read more »

Wellington unbeaten in day two of under-17 netball

Press Release – Netball NZ
Under sunny skies, day two of the NZ Age Group Netball Championships Under 17 event at Netball North Harbour got off to a buoyant start with some thrilling matches setting up the day ahead. Read more »

Germans and Argentinians watch tense football final in city’s bars

Report from Newswire
Wellington’s bars were busy this morning as football fans gathered all over the city to watch the World Cup final. After a long and tense match where both teams struggled to score, German fans were rewarded for their patience as the winning goal was scored in extra time. Read more »

Irene van Dyk supports daughter Bianca in Wellington under-17 team

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
The New Zealand Netball team made a surprise appearance at the New Zealand Age Group Championships Under 17 tournament at Netball North Harbour this afternoon ahead of their departure to the UK this evening. Read more »

St Mary’s Old Girls netballers recognised for good practice

Press Release – Sport Wellington
St Mary’s Old Girls (SMOG) Netball Club has been recognised by Sport Wellington for demonstrating good practice as they progress the alignment of their structure and culture to volunteering. Read more »

Special Olympics given cash from Hutt quiz night

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
New Zealand’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities is almost $10,000 better off following a Quiz Night organised by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Ballet-based workouts on offer in Petone

Press Release – Xtend Barre Petone
Xtend Barre Petone is holding its grand opening on 24 July at its 247 Jackson Street studio. Read more »

Young refugees learning about new sports, and socialising

Press Release – Ignite Sport
More than forty young people with a refugee background are experiencing new sports in Lower Hutt, Wellington and Porirua this week. Read more »

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