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New young stars win at Wellington Marathon’s 30th anniversary

Press Release – MDJ Media
Almost 4500 runners and walkers from 16 countries turned out in perfect running conditions for the 30th anniversary Wellington Marathon. And while some celebrated three decades of Wellington’s premier marathon event, the main races were won by runners younger than the race itself. Read more »

Highlanders defeat Hurricanes 21-14 – watched by record 36,358 fans

Twitter photo from the Highlanders

News from the Highlanders
The Highlanders are the 2015 super rugby champions. The win was built on heroic defence and pure determination not to relent to a strong Hurricanes team who threw everything at the Men from the South.

crowd at super ruby final
Twitter photo by Jake Piper
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Extra trains and buses for super rugby final

News from Wellington City Council
Hurricanes fans are advised to minimise stress levels and take the train to the super rugby final at Westpac Stadium tomorrow night. This game is a sellout so get there early – you don’t want to miss a minute. Read more »

Sold out: capacity crowd at Stadium for Hurricanes final

News from Westpac Stadium
For the first time in history, the Hurricanes have secured a home final in the Investec Super Rugby competition! The match at Westpac Stadium will be the biggest game this year. All tickets have sold out. Read more »

Big screen to show sold-out final in Shed 6

News from WCC
Wellingtonians – and our friends from the south – who missed out on tickets to watch the Hurricanes take on the Highlanders in this weekend’s Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium will be able watch it on a big screen in Shed 6 on Queens Wharf this Saturday night. Read more »

Wellington Marathon – bigger and better – turns 30

Press Release – MDJ Media
Wellington three decades ago was a different city to the one you see now. The wharves were windblown commuter short cuts rather than weekend hangouts, the Museum Hotel still sat on the end of Taranaki Street, Te Papa was just a glint in the eye of a few politicians and Westpac Stadium was a wasteland with a few rail tracks winding through it. But one thing that remains 30 years later is the Wellington Marathon. Although like the city itself, this too is bigger and better than ever. Read more »

Shadrock and Souness commit to Mojo Pulse squad for 2016

Press Release – Mojo Pulse
Head Coach Tanya Dearns has added two more names to her Mojo Pulse squad for 2016 with the re-signing of midcourters Elias Shadrock and Whitney Souness. Read more »

Pop up ticket sales at Te Papa today – 2000 more seats for super rugby final

te papa queue 2
Queueing all night outside Te Papa – Twitter photo by Alex Johnson

News from Hurricanes
he Hurricanes are hoping to help out their Wellington fans when a further release of tickets for Saturday’s Super Rugby final go on sale tomorrow. Read more »

Air NZ adds extra flights from Auckland and Christchurch for super rugby final

News from AirNZ
Air New Zealand will operate more flights to the capital this weekend with additional services to and from both Auckland and Christchurch adding more than 250 seats for rugby fans. Read more »

Bruce Edgar appointed as new head coach for Wellington Firebirds

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington has appointed Bruce Edgar as the new Head Coach of the Wellington Firebirds. Read more »

Rebecca Heath to support Special Olympics Awareness Week

Press Release – Special Olympics
Special Olympics New Zealand is to kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of Hutt Valley athlete Rebecca Heath. Read more »

‘Good practice’ awards for Johnsonville and Poneke rugby clubs

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Johnsonville Rugby Club and Poneke Rugby Club are the latest recipients of Sport Wellington’s good practice award. The clubs will both receive $1000 worth of ‘Sport Makers’ sporting goods as part of the ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign. Sport Wellington acknowledges the clubs for demonstrating outstanding teamwork and companionship, on and off the field. Read more »

Paul Cameron on SportNZ Board

News from NZ Government
Wellington sport administrator Paul Cameron, and Auckland sports medicine specialist Dr Brendan O’Neill, have been appointed to the Sport NZ Board. Read more »

Students from 13 schools to sample different sports at ASB School Festival

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Nearly 400 school children will be given the opportunity to try a variety of sports at the ASB Sports Centre Schools Festival on Wednesday 1st July. Read more »

Roller Derby home teams fighting for place in Kilbirnie round robin event

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league will host the final game of their 2015 home season round robin on Saturday 4 July at Kilbirnie Rec Centre. Read more »

RIP Jerry Collins

Thousands attended a three-hour funeral in Porirua today to farewell All Black Jerry Collins, who was killed with his partner last week in a car crash in France. Read more »

Grant Elliott and Mary Fisher named as top Wellington sports persons

News from Sport Wellington
Grant Elliott and Mary Fisher won the top categories at this year’s annual Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Read more »

Mojo Pulse appoints sports strategist as new head coach

Press Release – Mojo Pulse
The next head coach of the Mojo Pulse will be the highly experienced Tanya Dearns, who has spent over 20 years coaching high performance netballers and is also an acclaimed sports administrator. Read more »

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