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Sports bank to break down barriers

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A community sports bank is to open in Porirua, giving the community access to free sporting equipment. The initiative, established by the Wellington City Mission, will have its Porirua base at Te Rauparaha Arena. Read more »

Mana coach Alan Taylor wins Porirua’s top sports award

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Alan Taylor has the Porirua Sports Awards premier trophy to add to his list of achievements. The Mana Amateur Athletics Club coach was handed the Michael Campbell Trophy at Te Rauparaha Arena tonight, heading off a number of other worthy category winners. Read more »

Wellington’s Bike Fest offered 80 events, all free

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
With over 80 free events held across the Wellington region, the inaugural month-long Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest went off with a bang. Read more »

Aces add Ferguson fire for Basin battle

News from Auckland Cricket
The ACES’ Plunket Shield attack will have some added spice for their trip to the Basin Reserve to take on the Wellington Firebirds starting on Friday. Read more »

More games at home for Pulse in 2020

News from Central Pulse
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse will have an increased presence at home next season following changes to the ANZ Premiership netball draw for 2020. Read more »

Go by bike day celebrates growing pedal power

News from WCC
Go by bike day today celebrated the growing number of Wellingtonians of all ages and abilities who are choosing to make some trips by bike. Read more »

Mt Ruapehu gondolas to operate through the summer

News from Mt Ruapehu
It’s been a season of challenges, changes and new beginnings on Mt Ruapehu with an exciting summer ahead. The highlight of the season was the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa, which to date has welcomed 31,884 people on board, taking them from the Top of the Bruce directly to Knoll Ridge café in as little as 6 minutes. Read more »

Excitement builds ahead of first Kartsport Endurance Title

Report from KartSport
Teams-based Endurance racing plays a major part in KartSport competition elsewhere in the world. So excitement is building for the first such event here, the 2019 KartSport New Zealand Briggs National Endurance Championships meeting in Wellington on Saturday November 30. Read more »

Wellington father and son improving position in Targa rally

Report from Fast Company
Runaway early event leader Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) finally conceded a stage win at the end of the second day of this year’s Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally in Taranaki this afternoon. Read more »

Newtown prepares to host blazing-fast 10,000m races

News from Wellington Scottish Athletics Club
Kapiti’s Olympian miler Hamish Carson is hoping to become one of New Zealand’s fastest 10,000m runners. Read more »

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