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Plunket Shield cricket at the Basin from the 19th – free admission

News from Cricket Wellington
The stage is set for one of New Zealand’s most hotly contested first-class cricket championships in years, under new COVID-19 playing conditions. Read more »

Cloudy but dry (and chilly) for Bledisloe Cup on Sunday; then rain on Monday

Press Release – MetService
MetService is eyeing a ridge of high pressure which will bring settled, fine weather up the east of the South Island at the start of the weekend before the ridge heads off to the east on Sunday. Read more »

Holiday surge in kids fishing

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand
Fish & Game has seen a surge of interest in fishing these school holidays, with parents and children making the most of the great spring weather to get out on the water following the season opening last week. Read more »

Chow brothers sponsoring Parker Vs Fa clash


Michael Chow and John Chow at today’s media conference

Press Release – Stonewood Homes
A surprisingly buoyant housing market was the deciding factor behind Stonewood Homes’ decision to take lead sponsor position for the Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa fight on 11 December – dubbed the ‘Fight of the Century’. Read more »

All Blacks vs Australia: 25,000 tickets sold for Bledisloe Cup test – extra seats being added

Wellington.Scoop
A thousand extra extra seats are being installed at Sky Stadium, after more than 25,000 seats have been sold within 24 hours for the first Bledisloe Cup Test on October 11. Read more »

Snow forecast for Ruapehu will be good for school holidays

News from Mt Ruapehu
Snow is forecast over the next few days which is great news for the Mt Ruapehu ski fields. The usual unpredictable spring weather with its wind and rain hit the mountain over the last few days washing away some of the snow base but the outlook for later this week is snow. Read more »

Porirua Grand Traverse rescheduled for Sunday

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua Grand Traverse takes place this Sunday, a perfect chance to burn up some post-Covid energy and enjoy some of Porirua’s stunning scenery. Read more »

Portable goals from Wellington help young handballers in Auckland

Press Release – Packaworld

Inflatable handball goals from Wellington’s Packaworld International are helping handball grow in Auckland. Young Aucklanders have growing aspirations to put New Zealand handball on the world stage. To develop their skills in the Olympic sport, they are using innovative inflatable goals that allow them to train where and when they want to. Read more »

Level One – tickets now on sale for rugby on Friday night

News from Sky Stadium
The Wellington Lions v Bay of Plenty Mitre 10 Cup match on Friday will go ahead at Sky Stadium with crowds. Tickets are now on sale. Read more »

Pedal, Pump, Jump – bike festival aims at carbon reduction

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Locals are checking their brakes, pumping up tyres and fastening helmets for October’s Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest, a month that celebrates climate friendly forms of transport. Read more »

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