Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Regional Youth Triathlon Academy attracts 17 teenagers

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as well as invited specialists. Read more »

Round the Bays gets an official charity

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd (Cigna) announced today its partnership with Achilles International New Zealand. Achilles provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon. Read more »

Leslie Slieker named as manager for new Taita Sport & Recreation Centre

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Community Facilities Trust (CFT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Lesley Slieker as Manager of the Taita Sport & Recreation Centre. Read more »

Check your lifejackets this weekend – it’s Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council is working with Maritime NZ, Coastguard and others to promote some key safety messages during Safer Boating Week which runs 17-24 October. Read more »

Seven countries coming to Indoor Cricket World Cup this weekend

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt Indoor Sports Centre at Hutt Park is ready to host around 350 players from seven countries for the 2014 Indoor Cricket World Cup. Read more »

Wellington Orcas beaten 76-10 by Counties Manakau Stingrays

News from NZ Rugby League
The 2014 Pirtek NZRL National Premiership final shapes as a rematch of last year’s combatants, Akarana Falcons and Counties Manukau Stingrays. Read more »

Orcas or Stingrays? Which one will make the NZRL national final?

News from NZ Rugby League
Defending champions Akarana Falcons have secured their spot in next week’s Pirtek NZRL National Premiership final with a comprehensive 70-12 win over Central Vipers in New Plymouth. Read more »

Wellington East Girls fourth in school netball championships

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School are New Zealand Secondary School national champions for the third consecutive year, defeating first time finalist St Margaret’s College team 41-26. Read more »

Stakes raised for third season of speed league at Hataitai velodrome

Press Release – Nick Warren
With an influx of quality riders targeting track cycling and fresh new sponsors, the Burkes Cycles Speed League, which begins on November 2 at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai, is preparing for its biggest season yet. Read more »

Wellington Phoenix get a new front of shorts sponsor

Press Release – Ricoh
Ahead of the Phoenix’s first game of the new Hyundai A-League season on Sunday, Ricoh New Zealand is pleased to announce that it’s increasing its support and joining the Club’s Family of Five as front of shorts partner. Read more »

Phoenix get record 3600 members – season starts on Sunday

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix have achieved the highest ever season ticket and Club membership total in their history. Read more »

Wellington East win, St Mary’s defeated, in schools netball

Press Release – netball new zealand
Mount Albert Grammar School will contest their seventh consecutive New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships final on Friday against Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College after sauntering through post-pool play. Read more »

VUWSA awards 30 Blues for top sporting achievements

News from VUW
Victoria’s supreme athletes and administrators from a variety of sports have been honoured at the 2014 Victoria University Blues Awards. Read more »

Rarely active? Upper Hutt has a programme for you

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Activation’s Alive programme is ready to have two new programmes kick off in mid-October. Following the ‘Have-A-Go’ programme held earlier in the year, these programmes are directed at specific user groups, with focus groups advising preferred times, days and activities. The Alive programme objective is to break down barriers for people who are rarely active, enabling them to participate in some form of ongoing active recreation. Read more »

St Mary’s College defeat Westlake Girls at schools netball champs

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Day Two of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championship has concluded with the premier teams rising to the top with some outstanding performances at Arena Manawatu. Read more »

Hutt groups partnering to encourage summer exercise by women

Press Release – Ignite Sport
Hutt Valley women have plenty of incentive to kickstart summer exercise in the next few weeks. Read more »

Three new champions on final day of Boccia Nationals

Press Release – Boccia New Zealand
Three new New Zealand boccia champions were crowned today in a thrilling conclusion to the biggest national boccia tournament held in New Zealand this year. Read more »

Cigna named as new principal sponsor for Round the Bays event

Press Release – CIGNA
Sport Wellington has announced a new major partnership in conjunction with their award winning event Wellington Round the Bays. Leading insurance provider Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd has been announced as principal sponsor and naming rights holder for upcoming Wellington Round the Bays events. Read more »

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