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Investigation of racial abuse during cricket in Naenae

Report from RNZ
Cricket Wellington have launched an investigation into racial abuse incident after a premier club match was abandoned over the weekend. Read more »

Horse injured and killed after feature race at Trentham

News from Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
Rock on Wood was killed in the events feature race, the Harcourts sponsored Thorndon Mile, at the Wellington Racing Club’s meeting at Trentham yesterday. He was six-years-old. Read more »

Man arrested after running in front of racing horses at Trentham

Report from RNZ
Police have arrested and charged a man with criminal nuisance, after a spectator ran onto the race track during Wellington Cup Day yesterday. Read more »

CPR criticises Harcourt’s support for horse racing at Trentham

Media release from Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
Harcourts Real Estate’s support of the Wellington Cup demonstrates they are a major sponsor of animal cruelty and gambling problems, which flies in the face of the core values of their charitable arm – “people first, doing the right thing, and being courageous”. Read more »

Recycled T-shirts (made from plastic bottles) for round the bays event

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Merchandise for this year’s Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays will be made from recycled plastic bottles as part of Sport Wellington’s Sustainable Event Policy, announced in 2019, which pledges to make the iconic Wellington event waste and carbon-free by 2025. Read more »

For locals only: another Bowlzilla in March

Press Release – Bowlzilla
Wellington will be the Capital of Skateboarding once again on the 6th of March when it hosts BOWLZILLA Wellington for the 6th year in a row. Skateboarding.NZ’s National Park Skating Championships return once again to crown the Nation’s best skaters. Read more »

Stand-out performances and enthralling battles at Potts Classic

News from Athletics New Zealand
A resident record, some blistering sprint performances, top quality throws and an enthralling battle for the New Zealand 3000m Championship men’s title provided the highlights of an pulsating day of action at the Potts Classic in Hastings. Read more »

Metlink offering buses as well as trains to the races at Trentham

News from Metlink
Metlink is putting on special direct bus services to and from Trentham Racecourse over the next few weeks so punters won’t miss starting orders and get saddled with delays while essential track and station upgrades are underway on the Hutt line. Read more »

Sloan Frost in contention for Superbike Champs

News from Bikesport NZ
The 2021 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) kick off in Christchurch this weekend and so will begin the battle to find the nation’s best motorcycle road racers across half a dozen separate bike categories. Read more »

Getting moving for the new year

Press Release – Make Lemonade
Many New Zealanders are suffering chronic stress because of the impact of the covid pandemic, a leading New Zealander exercise expert says. Read more »

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