Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Central Pulse to host pre-season tournament in Otaki

Press Release – Central Pulse
All six teams involved in next year’s inaugural ANZ Premiership netball competition will attend a pre-season tournament on March 10-12 at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki. Read more »

Bunks in the bush: DoC opening new cabin for visitors to Rimutaka Forest Park

Press Release – Department of Conservation
A new all-mod-cons cabin at the gateway to the Department of Conservation’s most popular Wellington recreation area will be open in time for summer. Read more »

Wellington karting sisters competing in Macau this weekend

News from KartSport New Zealand
Wellington karting sisters Madeline and Ashleigh Stewart are in Macau this week, preparing to compete at the annual CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific KZ Championship meeting this weekend. Read more »

Ernie Merrick leaving Wellington Phoenix; “I have not performed well enough”

News from Wellington Phoenix
Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. Read more »

Whibley wins final round of his own series

News from Bikesport NZ


Manawatu’s Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), who won the final round of the NZXC cross-country series on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

The temptation to ride the final round of his own series was just too great for Manawatu’s Paul Whibley and the Yamaha star comfortably won the day as the NZXC cross-country series wrapped up on Sunday. Read more »

Wellington’s defending champion Sloan Frost beaten by Tony Rees

Report by Andy McGechan for Bikesport NZ


Whakatane’s Tony Rees (Honda CBR1000RR), with the early advantage on the race track this season. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

Like father, like son … 49-year-old Tony Rees and his 21-year-old son Damon gave Honda a winning double whammy as this season’s pre-nationals Suzuki Series kicked into life at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park this weekend. Read more »

Biarritz bags second World Cup win

News from Equestrian Sports New Zealand
A little pep talk from trainer Jeff McVean proved just the ticket for Sam Morrison in the Country TV World Cup round at the Feilding A and P Show tonight. Read more »

Wellington runner steps it up with Cigna

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna New Zealand has launched a campaign to encourage runners and participants to #STEPITUPNZ for Cigna Round the Bays 2017. And today Cigna has revealed the face of the activity, high profile Wellington athlete – Katie Kemp. Read more »

Sally Morrison is new chair of Cricket Wellington

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
Sally Morrison is the new Chair of Cricket Wellington (CW). Sally was elected at the Board’s monthly meeting yesterday, following the resignation last week of Bruce Pepperell. Read more »

Charity Fishing Contest on Waitangi weekend

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation

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Welcome to the Inaugural $25,000 Charity Fishing Contest in support of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Wellington, this event will be held on Waitangi Weekend 2017 – 3rd to 5th of February, fishing will be on the 4th and 5th while a briefing will be held on the 3rd. Read more »

Council money helping people on to bikes

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Summer bike workshops, themed group rides and the ever-popular Go By Bike Day are some of the initiatives to receive support from the second round of Wellington City Council’s Communities on Bikes fund. Read more »

Wellington team defeated in Communities Football Cup

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Auckland football team Ryan have won the New Zealand Communities Football Cup for the second time against defending champions, Somalia Wellington. Read more »

Wellington paralympian swimmer faces new challenge

Press Release – Life Unlimited


Mary Fisher competing at the 2016 NZ Swim Open Championships. Photo: BW Media
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Mary Fisher has a key message for anyone with a disability and she draws on her experiences as a world champion Para-Swimmer to illustrate its importance. Read more »

Richter City Roller Derby double header at Kilbirnie

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Richter City Roller Derby presents Double Header Roller Derby: Richter City All Stars vs New Zealand Men’s Roller Derby and Richter City & Friends Freshmeat Graduation game. Read more »

Lifting the bonnet on screen heritage of NZ motorsport

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
From the golden era of Kiwi legends such as Bruce McLaren, NZ’s motorsport film heritage is coming out of the archive and onto the screen during December at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s Wellington cinema. Read more »

Karapoti Classic signs with Cactus for next year

Press Release – Cactus Outdoor
In a fitting coming together of two rugged brands, New Zealand’s longest running mountain bike event – the Karapoti Classic – has signed one of New Zealand’s toughest outdoor brands – Cactus Outdoor – for the 2017 “Cactus Karapoti Classic”. Read more »

Talented teenaged duo named as Pulse training partners

News from Central Pulse
Promising teenaged prospects Kimiora Poi and Mila Reuelu-Buchanan have been selected as Central Pulse training partners ahead of the 2017 ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

Netball NZ announces events calendar

Press Release – Netball NZ
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce the 2017 Domestic Events Calendar, which will run alongside the new 2017 ANZ Premiership and Beko Netball League. Read more »

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