Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Haier Pulse to start 2015 with toughest trip of all

Press Release – Haier Pulse
The Haier Pulse will once again face the reigning champions in the first round of the ANZ Championship, with a trip to Melbourne to take on the Vixens on 1 March. Read more »

Vipers end slump, defeat Wellington Orcas at Porirua Park

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
After almost two years without success, Central Vipers have broken their losing run in the Pirtek NZRL National Premiership, with a 32-22 road win over Wellington Orcas at Porirua Park. Read more »

Conrad Smith and Cory Jane become Wellington’s first Uber passengers

Report from AJ Tills
Two of Wellington’s favourite sons, Conrad Smith and Cory Jane, became the city’s first Uber riders when they needed a lift to a gym sesh. Read more »

Work to start on first stage of Fraser Park Sportsville project

Press Release – Hutt City Community Facilities Trust
The first stage of work on the Fraser Park Sportsville project will begin when Mayor Ray Wallace breaks ground on 5th September. Read more »

Super League Darts selling out in Wellington for September event

Press Release – Super League Darts
To accommodate demand, Super League Darts has had to change venues for the Auckland leg of the series with the tournament moving from the Genesis Lounge to the main arena. The tournament will now have capacity for up to 2,500 punters. Ticket sales have exceeded demand in both Hamilton and Wellington as well, with only a handful of tickets left at each. Read more »

Sports academy at Naenae College teaches leadership skills

Press Release – Ignite Sport
A three-day sports academy at Naenae College has reinforced the school’s sports leadership pathways. A surprise skype call from middle distance runner Nick Willis during one of the sessions gave students extra encouragement in their sport. Read more »

120 athletes: NZ’s biggest Crossfit event in Kilbirnie

Press Release – The Wellington Cup CrossFit event
Final preparations are underway for The Wellington Cup CrossFit event this weekend. Read more »

Former Pulse star to develop new talent for central netball zone

Press Release – Netball Central
Frances Solia, former Central Pulse and Samoa captain, has been appointed as Emerging Talent Manager for Netball Central Zone. Read more »

Hutt City planning to spend $3m more to help cycling and walking

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council’s Policy and Regulatory Committee has recommended that the Council should increase its investment in cycling and walking infrastructure by $3,012,000 over three years to encourage greater participation in active travel in the city. Read more »

Breakaway Festival of Cycling in Upper Hutt in September

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced and it offers something for everyone in Upper Hutt this September. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth is supporting Youth Quest

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Ever wondered what Youth Quest does in our local community? They are a character mentoring, programme based organisation, with a passion to practically and effectively work with young people and their families within Kapiti. Read more »

Haier Pulse signs Van Dyk and newcomer Bourke

Press Release – Haier Pulse
The Haier Pulse has signed up legendary shooter Irene van Dyk for 2015, along with former Northern Mystics defender Jessica Bourke. Read more »

Two original home teams in Roller Derby’s season showdown

News from Richter City Roller Derby
Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league’s home season final on Saturday 30 August will see Richter’s original home teams Smash Malice and Brutal Pageant meet in a final showdown for the first time since 2010, when the pink and red disgraced beauty queens of Pageant defeated leopard-clad Malice for a record-breaking audience of Wellington fans. Read more »

Start training – entries open for Hutt City Triathlon

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Be brave and sign up to this year’s Hutt City Tri while there’s still more than three months to train. Entries opened this week for the popular ‘beginner’ Triathlon, Duathlon and Shoe Clinic 5 km run on Sunday 23 November. Read more »

Wells crossing the Tasman to Join Haier Pulse

Press Release – Haier Pulse
Haier Pulse head coach Robyn Broughton has added her first shooter to the 2015 line-up, with the signing of 23 year old Ameliaranne Wells. Read more »

$4.3m budget makes city council finalist for Cycle Friendly Awards

Press Release – Cycle Friendly Awards
This year people supporting cycling in New Zealand will be gathering in Nelson at the 2 WalkandCycle Conference, where the Wellington City Council is one of the finalists for the Cycle Friendly Awards. Read more »

Round the Bays finalist in Community Awards

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington’s annual flagship event Round the Bays has been named as a finalist at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. The award recognises the 2014 event held in February, which saw more than 14,000 people flock to Wellington’s harbour to make their way around the capitals inner bays. Read more »

International stars at Crossfit Games in Kilbirnie this month

Press Release – Wellington Cup
Today tickets go on sale for The Wellington Cup 2014. “We are delighted to bring this event to Wellington again,” says Wellington Cup Co-Director Alice Sciascia, who has just announced that world renowned CrossFit athlete and USA weightlifting representative, 20 year old Lauren Fisher from San Diego will be competing at this year’s event. Read more »

Next Page »