Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Fifth season of track racing starting at Hataitai Velodrome

Press Release – Burkes Cycles Speed League

Wellington’s track cycling scene continues to flourish, with the fifth season of the weekly Burkes Cycles Speed League promising another summer of record attendance and performances from the region’s quickest cyclists. Kicking off on October 30 at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai, every round features up to 20 fast and furious races for five ability-based grades. Read more »

Wellington’s Ryan Wood among winners at kartsport championships

News from KartSport
KartSport New Zealand’s annual North and South Island Sprint Kart Championships title meetings at Hastings and Christchurch over the weekend produced a fresh new crop of class winners. Read more »

Equestrian – Beatson bags Quinella at Wairarapa

News from NZ Equestrian
Long time campaigner Maurice Beatson bagged a quinella today in the Country TV Premier League at the Dunstan Horsefeeds Wairarapa Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships in Masterton. Read more »

Sandra Edge appointed Central Pulse assistant coach

Press Release – Netball Central
Following strong success at age-group level, former Silver Fern Sandra Edge has been appointed assistant coach of the Central Pulse for next year’s ANZ Netball Elite League. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth launches sixth year

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Over the last six years the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) has raised more than $63,000 to support youth charities in Kapiti. Read more »

Inkster and Winn claim Targa NZ trifecta

News from Targa NZ
Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have claimed their third Targa NZ win in a row, the Auckland pair crossing the finish line at the end of the four-day/1602km tarmac road rally in Havelock North this afternoon over five minutes clear of their nearest rivals, 2013 event winners Martin Dippie and Jona Grant from Dunedin (Porsche GT3 RS). Read more »

Inkster and Winn back in Targa lead on second day

Report from Targa NZ
Two-time and defending event winners Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) were back in the lead of this year’s Targa NZ tarmac motor rally this evening after winning all six stages on the second day of competition between Ohakune and Palmerston North today. Read more »

Top ten roller derby championship coming to Kilbirnie

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
On Saturday 29 October at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre, Richter City Roller Derby (RCRD) will be hosting the finals of the highly anticipated NZ Top Ten Roller Derby Champs. A first of a kind event for RCRD to host, and for NZ Roller Derby! Read more »

Basin Reserve unveils new website and logo

Press Release – Basin Reserve Trust

With the Wellington City Council significantly investing in the future of the Basin Reserve, the Basin Reserve Trust is pleased to unveil a new logo and website ( The Trust felt that the time was right to start showcasing the ground as it moves into a new era. Read more »

Rugby League World Cup announces ‘fan friendly’ ticket prices

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup
Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) has announced its fan-friendly ticket pricing for next year’s tournament to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia from 27 October to 2 December. Read more »

Saint Kentigern wins netball

Press Release – Netball NZ
Saint Kentigern College has broken Mt Albert Grammar Schools’ hold on the NZ Secondary Schools Champs trophy, with a 35 – 34 victory at the Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt this afternoon. Read more »

Secondary Schools Netball Champs

Press Release – Netball NZ
The stage is set for a blockbuster final day at the NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs with Mt Albert Grammar School and Saint Kentigern College to contest tomorrow’s Grand Final in a repeat of 2015. Read more »

Sportsvilles appoint Stapleton Elliot

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Sportsvilles in Wainuiomata and Petone have reached a major milestone with the appointment of Design Group Stapleton Elliot to lead design development of sporting hubs in each community. Funding for design work has been provided by Hutt City Council. Read more »

Second day of secondary schools netball

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Day 2 of the NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs has seen another big day of Netball at the Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Three top chefs helping with $10 food choices for Sevens in January

News from Wellington Sevens
Three of Wellington’s top chefs have teamed up with Wellington Sevens to showcase signature dishes at January’s event. Read more »

Wellington East doing well in day one of schools netball champs

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
One of Netball’s biggest events of the year, the NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs, has seen its first day of competition at the Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt, with 16 of the best secondary school Netball teams competing. Read more »

Mitre 10 Mega sponsoring buggy walks

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington has announced a new partnership in conjunction with their monthly buggy walks throughout the region. Read more »

Police seeking leave to appeal against judge’s discharge of Losi Filipo

News from Family First
Family First NZ is welcoming the Solicitor-General’s direction to the police to file an application for leave to appeal the weak sentence handed to Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo. Read more »

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