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Raising profile of women in sport – $100,000 sought to re-name Basin Reserve

Report by Zoë George from Fairplay via RNZ
A new name is being proposed for the Basin Reserve, with a strong push for the Wellington cricket ground to be renamed ‘Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve’. Read more »

Bumper Kiwi squad for Rok Cup superfinal in Italy

Report from KartSport
New Zealand looks set to send one of its biggest squads to date to this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal event in Italy in October after an all-action final round of the local ROK Cup New Zealand series in Wellington on Saturday. Read more »

Robertson sisters shine for Diamonds

News from Wellington United
It was a good weekend for the Robertsons, with Michaela marking her 100th appearance for Wellington United with her 98th goal and her sister, Jemma, taking her total for the season to 15 with a strike that is a definite contender for goal of the season, as Wellington United came from behind to see off Wairarapa United 2-1 in the W-League. Read more »

Brothers keep KartSport schools’ titles in the family

News from KartSport
Two sets of brothers, Fynn and Clay Osborne from Hamilton, and Sebastian and Marco Manson from Auckland, kept the major titles in the family at this year’s KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championships meeting in Wellington today. Read more »

Wellington crowned Netball NZ U19 champions

News from Netball New Zealand
In a repeat final of last year’s age-group tournament, Wellington met Auckland but turned the table on their fellow northerners to net a 44-31 win for the Netball NZ U19 title in Invercargill today. Read more »

Wellington hosting KartSport schools’ championships

News from KartSport NZ
For school-age karters from all over the country, KartSport New Zealand’s annual National Schools’ Championships meeting offers the ultimate opportunity to claim bragging rights for themselves and their schools. Read more »

Animal activists targeting Wellington Steeplechase Day

Press Release – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
Next Saturday, Wellington Steeplechase Day at the Wellington Racing Club will see anti-horseracing protesters demonstrating outside the main entrance at Trentham. Read more »

Superb Blackham strike sets up Diamonds win

Report from Wellington United
A superb strike from the edge of the penalty area, gave Nea Blackham her first goal for Wellington United and proved to be a turning point in what had been a tight game, setting up Diamonds for a 4-1 victory over Wairarapa United and seeing them progress to the Kate Sheppard Cup semi finals for the second year in a row. Read more »

Ruapehu’s Sky Gondola now open for tourists, and soon for skiers

gondola-on-ruapehu

News from Tourism NZ
New Zealand’s newest and most exciting mountain tourism experience opened to sightseers yesterday. Read more »

Strengthening starts on Museum Stand at Basin Reserve

Report from RNZ
The historic Museum Stand at Wellington’s Basin Reserve is finally being strengthened after it was deemed earthquake-prone and closed in 2012. Read more »

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