Archive for the 'Sport' Category

1200 children to compete in Colgate Games at Newtown Park

Press Release – Athletics Wellington
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in Wellington’s Newtown Park next year, from 9-11 January. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds squad named for 3rd round of Plunket Shield

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the third round of the Plunket Shield against the Northern Knights at Seddon Park starting 18 December is: Read more »

1000 riders expected for Karapoti’s 30th anniversary event in the Akatarawas

Press Release – Karapoti Classic
Three decades ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands, and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until one day late in the summer of 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 as guest starter for the 30th anniversary of what is now the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike event. Read more »

Mojo gets naming rights to Pulse

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
“One of the most exciting partnerships in the history of the Pulse,” is how CEO Carolyn Young describes the announcement of Wellington coffee company Mojo as the team’s naming rights sponsor. Read more »

White water rafting for over-50s

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Activation’s ‘GOLD’ (Growing Old Living Dangerously) programme introduced an adventurous group of Upper Hutt residents to the swift white water in the Otaki Gorge last Thursday. Heavy rainfall the day before led to high water levels and made for some very speedy rafting and exciting rapids. Read more »

Children’s mountain bike track in Island Bay wins NZ recreation award

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington’s first mountain bike track for the city’s children has won the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) award for an outstanding recreation project. Read more »

Kapiti wants nominations from sports people

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Read more »

Grant Perry and Ione Johnson win cycling series at velodrome

News from Wellington Velodrome
Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring Series winners were named following round seven of the track cycling league which was held at Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai today. Grant Perry won the senior men’s/ under 19 category with Ione Johnson heading up the women’s, both categories supported by Coffee Supreme. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $20,702 for Kapiti youth

News from Kapiti Business Projects
Kapiti Run for Youth has wrapped up for another year after raising $20,702 for Kapiti youth. Read more »

Competition heating up at International Handball Challenge

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The International Handball Federation (IHF) Challenge Trophy kicked off on 8 December at the ASB Sports Centre Wellington, and the finals are being held tomorrow. Read more »

Local KiwiSport programme wins national excellence award

Press Release – Sport Wellington
A regional KiwiSport programme funded by Sport Wellington and led by the Hutt City Council has received a top recreation award. Read more »

Randell included as Mondiale Aces return to Plunket Shield at Basin

News from Auckland Cricket
Young 19 year old pace bowler Brett Randell has been named in the Mondiale Auckland Aces Plunket Shield squad to play the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve starting on Thursday. Read more »

Firebirds squad for second round of Plunket Shield

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the second round of the Plunket Shield against the Auckland Aces at the Basin Reserve, starting 11 December is: Read more »

Trust gives new sports equipment to Naenae Primary School

Press Release – Hat Trick Educational Trust
Naenae Primary School pupils love their sport, especially basketball and netball. The school has a big commitment to encouraging children to participate in sport as shown by their sports academy. For the past year, however, the school has had the challenge of having to practice with damaged hoops. Read more »

5000 tickets sold to Phoenix games in Hutt City, after one day of public sales

News from Hutt City Council
The Wellington Phoenix has pre-sold 5,000 tickets to its A-League matches in the Hutt in February and March. Read more »

Wellington man tackles ‘his own Everest’ in Coast to Coast mountain run

News from Speight’s Coast to Coast
Wellington man Richard Warwick faces his own personal ‘Everest’ – the Speight’s Coast to Coast mountain run – 34 years after suffering a brain bleed that paralysed the left side of his body. Read more »

Nineteen teams of Wellington students to mark 1914 Christmas Truce

Joint Media Release
A special schools’ football tournament will be held at the ASB Centre on December 10 to commemorate the famous “Christmas Football Truce” match of Christmas Day 1914. Read more »

One-off film-themed Hobbit jersey for Phoenix match at Eden Park

News from Wellington Phoenix
In a partnership between two franchises with strong ties to Wellington, December 13 will see the Wellington Phoenix take the field in a special one-off jersey. Read more »

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