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Czech woman swims Cook Strait despite rough seas and strong currents

Press Release – Abhejali Bernadova
Despite stormy seas and strong currents, Abhejali Bernadova yesterday swam Cook Strait and became the seventh person in the world to complete the seven oceans challenge. Read more »

Wellington karters lead NZ team in Adelaide for Aussie champs opener

Report from KartSport
Five top Kiwi karters are at Monarto near Adelaide this week preparing for the opening round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge. Read more »

Local speedskaters win success at Winter Olympics

Press Release – Skate NZ
Skate New Zealand is hoping for a positive spinoff from the success of the Kiwi ‘ice’ speedskating team at the Winter Olympics. Read more »

What do you think? They’ve revised the cycleway plans for Oriental Bay

News from Wellington City Council

The latest plan to improve the most congested part of the Oriental Bay pathway – which opens for feedback today – will make things safer for people on bikes and on foot, and keep the angle parking. Read more »

Silver Ferns head to camp

Press Release – Silver Ferns
The Silver Ferns squad have headed in to the first of three camps today in preparation for the Taini Jamison Trophy and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Read more »

Kapiti bike festival aims to keep riders Shiny Side Up

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation
Motorcyclists from around the Wellington region will have a chance to gain riding skills and hear from international experts when the “Shiny Side Up” motorbike festival hits the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Read more »

Buxeda and Rooney impress at opening Rotax challenge rounds

Report from KartSport
Jonathan Buxeda and Jackson Rooney impressed with their speed and adaptability at the opening (double header) rounds of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart series at Palmerston North over the weekend. Read more »

History of women in cricket to be told in new book

Press Release – Experience Wellington
A project to publish, for the first time, a comprehensive history of women in New Zealand cricket is to be launched at the White Ferns’ third ODI against the West Indies on March 11. Read more »

Bray leads from the front at first Prokart Series round

Report from KartSport
Kiwi karting international Daniel Bray got his 2018 Molecule ProKart Series campaign off to the best possible start at the opening round at the annual TRC Toyota Levin Trans-Tasman kart race meeting in Palmerston North over the weekend. Read more »

Local sailors compete in international Youth Match championship

Press Release – CentrePort
The CentrePort Wellington International Youth Match Racing Championship took place over the latter part of last week and the weekend with skippers from NZL, AUS, JPN and GBR representing teams from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, joining two local teams from the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust. Read more »

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