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15,000 expected at Wellington Cup Day

News from Wellington City Council
Over 15,000 people are expected to attend Wellington Cup Day on Saturday. Read more »

Taking the fun out of the Sevens

by Ian Apperley
The Sevens organisers and the city council are bullish about the Sevens. They think that 15,000 seats being filled, if they can indeed be filled, is just fine and dandy. Despite the fact that means there are 20,000 seats left empty. Read more »

Sevens select an official broadcaster

Press Release – Te Upoko o Te Ika
Te Reo Irirangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika Trust is delighted to announce that it will be the Official Radio Broadcaster for Round 3 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to be played at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on 28 and 29 January. Read more »

Too late to save the Sevens?

by Ian Apperley
There are signs that the Sevens Wellington brand is dying. After last year’s dismal turnout, this year isn’t looking much better. It may be too late to save this event, and the city should be considering moving on rather than flogging a dead horse. Read more »

Cycle Classic field the best in event’s 30 year history

Press Release – Cycle Classic
New Zealand Cycle Classic race director Jorge Sandoval is a man of strong views, but not exaggeration. So when he talks about the field for this month’s UCI 2.2 five-stage event being held entirely in the Wairarapa, as the best he’s assembled … you know he is being sincere. Read more »

Firebirds named for Round 2 of Ford Trophy

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Central Stags at Napier’s McLean Park on Wednesday 18th of January has been named. Read more »

Judges including Hurricanes’ partners announced for Cup Day fashion contest

Press Release – NZ Racing Board
The scene is set for Wellington’s biggest annual celebration of fashion with the announcement of the judges for the Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field on Cup Day, Saturday 21 January. Read more »

Women’s World Floorball tournament coming to Wellington

Press Release – Floorball New Zealand
From the 31st January to the 5th February, Floorball New Zealand is hosting the Asia Pacific Women’s World Cup qualifier tournament in Wellington. Floorball is a type of indoor hockey gaining popularity around the globe as a fast-paced, tactical team sport. Read more »

Making the Sevens great again – Paul Eagle says the event needs to be improved

With ticket sales reported to be slow, Wellington city councillor Paul Eagle said today it’s time to find ways to improve the Wellington Sevens, which start in two weeks. Read more »

Wellington’s Sloan Frost falls to third in Superbike series

Report from Bikesport NZ
Blink and you’ll miss something … that could well be the advice to spectators at this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships after another topsy-turvy weekend of racing. Read more »

Hat-trick of wins: Phoenix defeat Mariners 1-0

News from Wellington Phoenix
On his return to the side after an injury layoff Michael McGlinchey scored in the opening 10 minutes to seal Wellington Phoenix a 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium tonight. Read more »

Karaka Million hopefuls chase last-minute stakes at Trentham

Press Release – Karaka Million Race Series
Two-year-old races at Ellerslie and Trentham this Saturday will give a number of Karaka Million hopefuls the chance to secure their place in the field for the $1 million feature at Ellerslie on January 29. Read more »

Taumaunu takes on high performance role with Netball Central

Press Release – Netball Central Zone
Widely respected as a player, coach and administrator, Wai Taumaunu brings a wealth of experience to her latest role as Director of High Performance for Netball Central. Read more »

Wellington dominate to make it two from two

News from Cricket Wellington
The CricHQ Provincial A team have backed up their successful T20 tournament in Taupo by winning the National Provincial A tournament in Lincoln. The team has now won two tournaments this season and in the process won an impressive nine white ball matches in a row against their Major Association counterparts. Read more »

Four friends walking 100km for Oxfam

Press Release – Operation Friends

Four friends are banding together to walk 100km together in under 30hrs this March, against the odds. Read more »

Sloan Frost leading the way

News from Bikesport NZ
It is a risky business, but if superbike racing was meant to be easy, then everyone would probably be doing it. Read more »

Inaugural mountain-bike rally next month

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt is to host a brand new mountain bike relay event in late February. The Tunnel Gully Relay will combine a portion of the Rimutaka Cycle Trail (part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail) and other mountain bike trails at Tunnel Gully. The event is designed for teams of up to 5 riders to enter either a 6-hour or 12- hour relay. There is also the option to compete as an individual. Read more »

Defending champion Sloan Frost aiming for top superbike honours

Report from Bikesport NZ
The racing could not be much closer than was witnessed at the weekend’s opening round of four in this season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships. Read more »

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