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Dry weather forecast for the rugby – 8 degrees at the Stadium

News from MetService
Weather systems have now slowed down, with a slim ridge of high pressure parked over central New Zealand and set to linger there for the next day or so. This ridge will bring mostly settled weather over the next few days, and it’s looking dry for the rugby in Wellington on Tuesday evening with a light southerly and 8 degrees. Read more »

Three All Blacks in Hurricanes team for sold-out match against Lions

News from Hurricanes
All Blacks backs Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been released to play for the Hurricanes against The British and Irish Lions. Read more »

Fan Zone opens in Odlins Plaza

News from WCC
To celebrate the two sold-out Lions matches, Wellington will be offering a packed schedule for locals and visitors. Read more »

Pulse 59 defeat Mystics 52 – now for the final

Press Release – ANZ Championship Netball
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have won through to the inaugural ANZ Premiership Grand Final with a 59-52 victory over the Skycity Mystics in Wellington on Sunday. Read more »

Long wait over for Pulse captain

Press Release – ANZ Premiership
It’s been a long time in the making but for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse netball captain Katrina Grant,Sunday’s ANZ Premiership Elimination Final in Wellington can’t come soon enough.
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ANZ Premiership finals series – elimination final details

Press Release – ANZ Premiership
Te Wananga o Raukawa Pulse v Skycity Mystics
2pm, Sunday 25 June
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Broadcast: SKY Sport 1 (NZ), Radio Sport, Facebook (outside NZ)
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Matariki fireworks launch winter celebrations

News from Wellington City Council
Wellingtonians and visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of events to celebrate the annual Māori festival and welcome the New Zealand Lions Series. Read more »

Logan van Beek signs for Cricket Wellington

News from Cricket Wellington
Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce that all-rounder and Netherlands’ international Logan van Beek will be joining the Firebirds for the 2017-18 season. Read more »

$3.2million upgrade of Berhampore hockey stadium completed

News from Wellington City Council
A $3.2 million upgrade of the National Hockey Stadium in Berhampore is complete, with the new third artificial turf to be officially opened by Wellington Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle on Saturday. Read more »

4000 runners and walkers in Wellington Marathon on Sunday

Press Release – Wellington Marathon
With cash, international trips and national titles up for grabs, record racing will be the order of the day for this Sunday’s Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon. Read more »

Mary Fisher awarded Disabled Sportsperson of the Year for fifth year

Press Release – CIGNA
Mary Fisher was named the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at tonight’s Wellington Sportsperson of the Year (WSPOY) Awards ceremony. Read more »

Strong season sets Central up for final

News from Netball Central Zone
Central are poised to put the icing on a perfect season when they meet Mainland in the Beko Netball League Grand Final in Auckland on Sunday. Read more »

Aussies rate Kiwi karters for latest Rotax Pro Tour round

Press Release – KartSport New Zealand
Top Kiwi karters Madeline Stewart and Josh Drysdale are amongst the favourites heading into the fourth round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour series at Coffs Harbour on the central New South Wales coast this weekend. Read more »

Wainuiomata Sportsville gets $4.8m from Hutt council

Press Release – Sportsville
Sport brings people together, it teaches kids key life skills, it keeps youth out of trouble, brings families together and it keeps elderly active and healthy. Read more »

Wellington ranked as NZ’s third favourite place for cycling

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City has been rated as the third top biking town in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition. Read more »

Biking, running and walking: changes planned for tracks in Polhill Reserve

News from Wellington City Council
Do you love biking, running, or walking in Polhill Reserve? The Wellington City Council and Brooklyn Trail Builders are proposing changes to tracks in the reserve, and we’d like to know what you think. Read more »

NEPP gets award from Sport NZ

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A Hutt City Council initiative has received a Community Impact Award from the Government sports body, Sport NZ. Read more »

Jack and Addy step up at WPKA championships

News from – KartSport New Zealand
Winners are grinners and there were no bigger smiles than those on the faces of Juniors Riley Jack and Asten Addy at the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Championships kart race meeting in Palmerston today. Read more »

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