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Hutt Rec to be renamed and expanded for Phoenix A-League matches next year

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix today confirmed that they will play three A-League matches at Hutt City’s Hutt Recreation Ground – to be renamed Brendan Foot Kia Hutt Rec for the matches. Read more »

17 floorball teams coming to Kilbirnie for annual open tournament

Press Release – Wellington Floorball Club
Wellingtonians invited to watch some fast-paced Floorball action at the 7th annual tournament. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth supporting Youth Quest

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Youth Quest. Who are they? They are a mentoring programme that works with passion to help young Kapiti boys get on the right track and stay there. “80% of our funding comes from private sources so we are constantly working with groups and individuals to raise the cash we need to keep doing the work we do,” says Terry Poko. Read more »

Caddy Steve Williams to attend school golf day

Press Release – House of Travel
A fundraiser golf event usually reserved for parents and supporters of Chilton Saint James School will feature its first ever team of children this year – plus they will get to meet world renowned caddy Steve Williams to pick up some pro tips. Read more »

Disability sports day in Porirua on Monday

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Students with intellectual and physical disabilities will be showing off their sporting prowess in Wellington next Monday at Special Olympics New Zealand’s Athletes with Disabilities Fun Day. Read more »

It’s a time of denial

by Lindsay Shelton
There’s a lot of denial around. And not only about metadata and spying. Closer to home: Read more »

450 participate in indoor sports contest in Kilbirnie

Press Release – Ignite Sport
Almost 450 people of various sporting abilities participated in Wellington’s only indoor sports competition on Sunday at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. Read more »

GoldStar kartsport series revival starts and finishes in Wellington

Press Release – Bayleys
Organisers are breathing new life into New Zealand’s longest running KartSport series after 54 years of racing. Read more »

February date set for Round the Bays; sponsor negotiations continuing

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington has announced the date for the 2015 installment of their annual fun run Round the Bays. The event will take place on Sunday, 22nd February with registrations opening on Monday, 3rd November. Read more »

Resurgent Vipers show no mercy in Wanganui

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
Central Vipers have continued their turnaround season in the Pirtek NZRL National Premiership, with a resounding 74-16 win over Northern Swords at Wanganui. Read more »

Experience proves valuable in Hubbard’s Benchmark win

Press Release – Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling Series
Previous experience on the Moutere course near Nelson played an important role in Tom Hubbard’s (Breads of Europe-All About Plumbing) winning effort in the elite race of the Benchmark Homes Cycling Series near Nelson today. Read more »

Stallions defeat Orcas in NZRL national premiership

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
If Wai-Coa-Bay’s dramatic come-from-way-behind Pirtek NZRL National Premiership win last week seemed like a misprint in the results column, you could probably be excused your cynicism. Read more »

Springbok captain’s 100th test at sold-out Westpac Stadium

News from
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers doesn’t want his 100th Test, on Saturday against New Zealand in Wellington, to detract from his team’s tough task at hand. De Villiers, Springbok number 735, will lead South Africa for the 28th time when he runs on to the pitch at the Westpac Stadium. Read more »

Stadium sold out for Saturday; Springboks training in Porirua

Westpac Stadium is now sold out for Saturday’s match between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The last of the 36.031 seats sold out this morning. Read more »

Chelsey Edwards sets records with 8 gold medals at school event in Tauranga

Press Release – Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools
Chelsey Edwards’ golden deluge has continued with a record-breaking swimming performance at the NZCT AIMS Games in Tauranga today. Read more »

80-year-old Masterton man wins $110,000 on greyhound bet of $5

News from NZ Racing Board
An 80 year old Masterton man who “bets to keep his brain active” has scored big, taking home more than $110,000 on a $5 bet. Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Kristin Raynes named NZ’s “lifeguard of the year”

Press Release – NZ Recreation
Kristin Raynes of Upper Hutt took out the individual ‘Lifeguard of the Year’ award at the NZ Recreation Association’s just water seminar, for her outstanding commitment to the industry. Ms Raynes is a practising lifeguard and also the Operations Manager of H20 Xtream in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Vipers turn snakes in the grass

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
After more than a year languishing at the foot of the Pirtek NZRL National Premiership, the Central Vipers were due. But their ground-breaking 32-22 win over southern neighbours Wellington Orcas has assistant coach (and Mid Central Zone coaching & development officer) Alan Jackson already lining up future victims. Read more »

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