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Ruapehu’s ski season opens on Saturday

News from RAL
Mt Ruapehu is gearing up for the opening of the 2019 ski season with Happy Valley beginner’s skifield welcoming skiers on Saturday. It will be a progressive opening until the first big snowfall arrives, starting with one beginner carpet lift opening offering a small beginner ski & ride trail. Read more »

Death of Rex Manning. stalwart of Wellington hockey

Obituary from Northern United Hockey Club
Longtime player, president and patron of Northern United Hockey Club in Wellington, William Rex Manning ONZM, has died away at the age of 91. (10 October 1927 – 26 May 2019) Read more »

Marsden School players chosen for regional teams

Marsden students selected to represent Wellington and the Capital Region in hockey for 2019. L-R Ida Braun (Karori), Nina Simmonds(Khandallah), Nika Reichert (Lower Hutt), Skylar McClelland (Karori), Kate Thomason (Mt. Vic), Maia Shackelford (Khandallah)

News from Marsden Collegiate School
Six talented players from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s 1st XI Hockey team have won a place on teams that will represent Wellington and the wider region in the U18 age group. Maia Shackelford and Kate Thomason will play for the U18 Capital Team and Ida Brown, Skylar McClelland, Nika Reichert and Nina Simmonds will play for the U18 Wellington team. Read more »

Porirua welcomes visitors for netball Premiership final

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua’s Whitney Souness has been on fire for the Pulse this season.

The ANZ Premiership netball final in Porirua has been confirmed and the city welcomes visitors with open arms. Read more »

ASB Sports Centre celebrating 5 million visitors

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The ASB Sports Centre throws a party this Sunday to celebrate five million people walking through its doors. Read more »

Freedivers to compete in Porirua next month

Press Release – Lazy Seal Freediving Club
If you’re looking to test your pool freediving mettle, want to hone your breath holding skills or just experience the thrill of a freediving competition, this year’s Ocean Hunter Wellington Winter Championships will be held June 8 – 9, 2019 at the Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. Read more »

Jones confirms Marathon status with Hawke’s Bay win

News from Hawke’s Bay International Marathon
Daniel Jones continued his rise in the marathon running world with a win in the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon today, adding to his win in the 2018 Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon. The Wellington athlete was made to work hard for his win though, with Nick Johnston (Feilding) leading through the halfway mark and refusing to be passed easily, with Jones only easing clear in the final 5km to win in 2:27:33, less than two minutes ahead of Johnston. Read more »

Top-calibre finalists for sportsperson of the year

Press Release – Wellington Sportsperson Of The Year
62 finalists have been named across 12 categories in this year’s WHG Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
The panel of judges were faced with a difficult task due to the quality and variety of the nominations received this year. Read more »

Gareth Morgan buys Pauatahanui golf course – “for those who see golf as fun”

Media release from Gareth Morgan
It is with a tinge of sadness that I can confirm the Pauatahanui Golf Club is no more but with a great deal of satisfaction I can announce the future of the Pauatahanui Golf Course is assured. Read more »

Pulse in premiereship final

Press Release – ANZ Premiership
Rebounding from a shock loss a week ago, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have powered their way directly into the ANZ Premiership Grand Final with a storming 68-42 victory over the Northern Stars in Wellington. Read more »

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