Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Free breakfast, and a walk with Celia, on Walk-to-Work Day next week

News from WCC
A free breakfast and the ear of the Mayor are on offer next Wednesday as part of Walk2Work Day when Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown joins fellow Wellingtonians for a commute on foot. Read more »

Tennis tournament rallies Wellington’s junior talent, aged 5 to 12

Press Release – New Zealand Post
Tennis fans and their families are invited to join in the fun at this week’s ActivePost Tennis Hot Shots Tournament on Sunday at Wellington’s Renouf Tennis Centre. Read more »

Wellington athletes look for strong nationals performances

Press Release – Athletics Wellington

Wellington athletes will feature strongly in the Les Mills New Zealand Track & Field Champs in Wellington at Newtown Park this weekend, with qualifying times for world championship events and national champions up for grabs. Read more »

Karapoti Classic to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary

Press Release – Karapoti Classic
Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until Anzac weekend in 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast Paul Kennett sent 45 hardy souls into Upper Hutt’s Akatarawa Ranges. On March 7th he’ll do it again for the 30th edition of what is now the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event. Read more »

18,500 at the Stadium for cricket; police pleased with family participation

News from NZ Police
There were no arrests and only seven alcohol-related evictions at yesterday’s ICC World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka at the Westpac Stadium. Read more »

Jamie McNee wins final TR86 round at Hampton Downs

Press Release – Jamie McNee Racing
Wellington’s Jamie McNee wrapped up the 14/15 Toyota 86 championship with a round win at Hampton Downs this weekend. Read more »

McCarty gets first win in summer series

Press Release – Burkes Cycles Speed League
Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai today.
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1200 riders in Bike the Trail event

Press Release – Hutt City Council
More than 1200 people rode the Hutt River Trail as part of the free, annual Bike the Trail event. Read more »

Dave Rowlands wins masters race in Oxford

Press Release – Calder Stewart Cycling Series
Wellington cyclist Dave Rowlands (Christchurch Mitsubishi) won the 120 kilometre masters race in Oxford near Christchurch yesterday after the nine leaders split apart on the final climb out of Ashley Gorge. Rowlands was dominant throughout the race, and timed his sprint well to beat Brent Allnut (Team Thule Cycling) in the final kick to the line, winning in two hours and fifty five minutes. Read more »

Adventurous Wellingtonians wanted for round the world yacht race

Press Release – Clipper-Ventures
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is on the hunt for adventurous New Zealanders looking to take on the ‘Race of their Life’ in 2015 and beyond. Read more »

Jamie McNee 2nd at Hampton Downs

Press Release – Veritas Communications Ltd
He’s closing in on the title, but Bombay’s Tom Alexander still has plenty to do to win the 2014-2015 Toyota Finance 86 Championship after winning the first race of the final round today at Hampton Downs. The championship finale is part of the Toyota Festival for the first time. Read more »

More nominees needed for Kapiti sports award

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year
Nominations for the 2015 Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards are coming in but according to Judge and SPOY committee member Peter Ellis there should be a lot more. Read more »

Early success for netball Pathway to Pulse programme

Press Release – Netball Central
Netball Central Zone’s Pathway to Pulse programme has produced some good results in its first year, with three out the seven players chosen from the zone to trial for New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) involved in this new initiative. Read more »

New-look Pulse ready for 2015 champs

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
The Mojo Pulse embark on their 2015 ANZ Championship campaign with a new-look squad and high hopes as they begin their bid to secure a play-off spot for the first time. Read more »

Colleen Faleafaga named as NZ secondary school trialist

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Twenty four of the most exciting young netballers in New Zealand have been selected to trial for the New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) team to contest the Trans-Tasman U19 Netball Tournament in May. Read more »

Guests invited to test the water when Keith Spry pool re-opens on Saturday

Press Release – Wellington City Council
After ten months of major renovations, the Keith Spry Pool in Johnsonville will re-open on Saturday. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will officially open the facility at 11.30am, after which invited guests will be able to swim to test the water. The pool will open to the public the following day, on Sunday 1 March from 6am – 9pm. Read more »

Lyall Bay to celebrate 100 years of surfing

Press Release – Surfbreak Protection Society
Celebrations are to be held at Lyall Bay to commemorate 100 years since Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku first demonstrated his swimming and surfing prowess at public events in New Zealand. Read more »

Over 14,000 go round the bays

Press Release – Sport Wellington
14,022 participants gathered at Frank Kitts Park on Sunday morning to await the sound of the Cigna Round the Bays starting cannon. The iconic Wellington event again attracted crowds from across the Wellington region and further abroad for what has become the capital’s annual and biggest fun run. Read more »

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