Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Mojo Pulse 2015 pre-season games

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
With only 30 days till the start of the 2015 ANZ Championship, excitement continues to build in the Mojo Pulse camp with the announcement of the team’s pre-season games. Read more »

Cigna Round the Bays expects biggest ever event

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Registrations for Wellington’s Cigna Round the Bays are selling faster than ever. Read more »

Back on line – Kapiti sportsperson of year website

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year
Due to a virus and repeat attacks, the Pak’n Save Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards website has only been sporadically available throughout January. Read more »

Special Olympics athletes gear up for sports camps

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
The Special Olympics New Zealand athletes competing at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles will benefit from specialised sports camps across the country, including two in Wellington. Read more »

7-day Wellington to Auckland cycle challenge next month

Press Release – BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge
The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge is now very much established on the cycling calendar as one of the ‘must do’ cycling events for riders of all abilities, a 7-day stage tour that engages with the competitor in everyone, whether it is a competition just to get to the finish as fast as possible near the front of the field, or to finish high amongst a riding category, or simply to finish each day and enjoy a beer or orange juice amongst friends. Read more »

Three records fall at Velodrome’s speed league summer series

News from Wellington Velodrome
Three records fell in perfect conditions at the Wellington Velodrome at the first round of the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series which also incorporated the regional Sprint Championships. Read more »

Chance to impress for netball youngsters

Press Release – Netball Central
The journey to being a New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) player continued this weekend at a Talent Development Camp held at Te Wananga-O-Raukawa in Otaki for 29 talented young players from Netball Central Zone. Read more »

Surfers concerned that longer runway will threaten Wellington waves

Press Release – Surfbreak Protection Society
The Wellington Boardriders Club (WBC ) and the Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) are both concerned about the loss of “Airport Rights,” a heavy wave at the end of the airport runway that will disappear if the airport extension goes ahead. Read more »

Sports helping young Wellingtonians with psychosis get back on track

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Weekly sport sessions are helping young Wellingtonians who access mental health support to connect with each other and reduce their risk of preventable illness. Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Register online for Bike the Trail 2015 at Read more »

Kia backs Phoenix with unique arena plan at Hutt Rec

Press Release – Kia Motors
Kia Motors and its Wellington dealership, Brendan Foot Kia are helping to create a temporary arena for the Wellington Phoenix. Read more »

Wellington Blaze squad announced for Dunedin

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Blaze squad to play in the Final of the Women’s Domestic Twenty20 Competition against the Otago Sparks at University Oval in Dunedin, on January 24 is: Read more »

Seven heart attacks, but Petone man is competing in the Coast to Coast

Press Release – Speight’s Coast to Coast
Wellington man Menno van der Laan knows he lucky to be here, let alone be on the start line of next month’s Speight’s Coast to Coast one day event. Read more »

Valerie Adams at a day of throwing talent in Lower Hutt on Saturday

Press Release – Hutt City Council
This Saturday, world champion and Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams will join other well-known shot put, discus and hammer throwers at a day-long public event in Lower Hutt on Saturday. Read more »

Buggy Walk heads to Paekakariki

Press Release – Sport Wellington
The Kapiti Coast is the venue for Sport Wellington’s next monthly Buggy Walk. The walk will take place on Thursday, 5th February at Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekakariki. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad for final round of Ford Trophy at the Basin

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the final round of the Ford Trophy against the Central Stags at the Basin Reserve on 21 January is: Read more »

Firebirds squad for 7th round of Ford Trophy

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the seventh round of the Ford Trophy against Canterbury at the Basin Reserve on 18 January is: Read more »

“Name your price” entry deal for cricket at the Basin Reserve

News from Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington will implement a ‘name your price’ initiative for fans coming to the Firebirds’ final two Ford Trophy matches, at the Basin Reserve on Sunday and Wednesday. Read more »

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