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All Blacks vs Springboks at Westpac Stadium next July

News from Westpac Stadium
Wellington is to host the mouth-watering Rugby World Cup 2019 preview between the All Blacks and South Africa. Read more »

Old Lyall Bay surf club building to be demolished

WCC photo

News from Wellington City Council
Preliminary work has started on the old Lyall Bay surf club, in preparation for its demolition which is due to start within a fortnight. Read more »

Double-decker bike rack – for 59 bikes – now in CBD


News from WCC
Wellington’s first covered public bike rack will be available for use from Monday. The new Grey Street bike rack is also the first Dutch two-tiered rack that the City Council has installed for public use. It is similar to one next to Victoria University’s School of Architecture and Design. Read more »

Daniel Hillier wins top prize at Porirua Sports Awards

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Golfers and water sportspeople made a splash at the Porirua Sports Awards at Te Rauparaha Arena tonight. Read more »

Birch on the attack in Xtreme Off-Road Series

Report from Bikesport NZ
Thames rider Chris Birch knows a thing or two about riding dirt bikes and his rivals would say that is perhaps a massive understatement. Read more »

Olympian takes the helm of Kiwi surf lifesaving team

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand
The Black Fins national surf lifesaving team is just weeks from defending a three-tournament winning streak at the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) in Adelaide next month, and have announced they are excited to have Olympian Steven Kent as team captain at the head of the charge. Read more »

Off-Road championship series grows momentum

Report from Bikesport NZ
It is anybody’s series to win now after this weekend’s third round of four in the inaugural NZ Xtreme Off-road Championship series in Hawke’s Bay. Read more »

Pig hunting to be trialled in regional parks and forests

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Pig hunting will be permitted in some areas of Wellington’s regional parks and plantation forests in a one-year trial by the Regional Council. Read more »

Too many bikes – a nice problem for Suzuki series

Report from Bikesport NZ
It is going to be another scorching summer of motorcycling this year and it all starts to heat up in just a few weeks. Read more »

Wellington track cycling’s speed league starting again

News from Speed League
The seventh season of the Burkes Cycles Speed League begins on 4 November at the Wellington Velodrome, and the stage is set for some intriguing revenge matches. Read more »

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