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Wellington lawyer enters wheelchair category in Auckland Marathon

Press Release – ASB Bank
To celebrate the inclusion of a wheelchair category in this year’s ASB Auckland marathon, ASB is giving a custom-built racing chair to Wellington lawyer Laura Stuart. Read more »

Pulse boosted by return of Ekenasio

Press Release – Pulse
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have fended off outside interest to retain influential shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio for the 2019 ANZ Premiership netball competition. Read more »

Great Harbour Way funding welcomed by former mayor

Press Release – Celia Wade-Brown
Great Harbour Way Trustee and former Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is delighted the Government will be advancing the missing link in the Great Harbour Way. Read more »

Kiwi karters will shake up final in Australia

News from KartSport
A six-strong squad of Kiwi karters led by now-Sydney-based former NZ champion Dylan Drysdale could well shake up their trans-Tasman counterparts at the final round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge meeting at Melbourne’s Todd Rd track this weekend Read more »

WelTec graduate is new events manager for Phoenix


News from WelTec
Graeme Davidson, the newly appointed Events Manager for the Wellington Phoenix, is a self-described football fanatic who has played ‘the lovely game’ since he was four, Graeme can’t think of a better job where he can put his passion for football into practice on a daily basis. Read more »

12-hour cycling challenge to launch ‘Breathe Better September”

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ kicks off its Breathe Better September 2018 campaign to coincide with the first day of spring – 1 September. – when asthma and other respiratory conditions can become an increased risk to sufferers. Read more »

Death of basketball stalwart

News from WCC
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has paid tribute to local basketball stalwart Justin Toebes following his death this week. Read more »

Wellington brothers in US mountain biking hall of fame

News from WCC
Wellington’s Kennett brothers, Paul, Simon and Jonathan, have become the first New Zealanders to be accepted into the United States’ Marin Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Read more »

Avalanche at Turoa closes ski areas and damages chairlift

News from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
A significant avalanche was triggered at Turoa this morning during routine avalanche control work. Read more »

Coastlands Aquatic Centre turning five

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Council and Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu will be celebrating the centre’s fifth birthday all week from 6-11 August and they are inviting the community to join in on the fun. Read more »

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