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Karters off to Melbourne again after Goldstar Class wins

News from KartSport NZ
Kiwi karters Liam Sceats and Louis Sharp are off to Melbourne again later this year after sealing ROK class wins at the final round of the 2016/17 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series in the Hawke’s Bay over the weekend. Read more »

Pulse beat Northern Stars, win every quarter

Press Release – ANZ Premiership
Te Wananga O Raukawa Pulse have returned to their winning ways with a thorough 55-37 victory over the Northern Stars in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Battle begins for Dirt Guide cross country honours

News from Bikesport NZ
A serious competition for New Zealand’s elite dirt bike racers, a challenging afternoon’s ride in the bush or just a leisurely cruise along leafy forest pathways – the annual Dirt Guide Cross-country Series is whatever you want it to be. Read more »

Four teams and two games to open Roller Derby season

Press Release – Richter City Roller Derby
Richter City is set to open their roller derby season with a bang on May 20 – Four (4) teams, two (2) games, one (1) night. Read more »

ACC to cover the Lions Series

Press Release – Alternative Commentary Collective
The Alternative Commentary Collective (ACC) are once again swapping stumps for set pieces as they put their game calling experience to use during the upcoming Lions Series. Read more »

Finalists announced for Sportsperson of the Year awards

Press Release – Sport Wellington
The panel of judges with the job of selecting the finalists and winners of the 14 categories in the Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2017 were faced with a difficult task due to the quality and variety of the nominations received this year. Read more »

Polishing the pass will be key for Pulse against Stars

News from Netball Central
It sounds easy enough but executing the perfect pass consistently has proved problematic and expensive for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse during the ANZ Premiership netball league. Read more »

Nick Willis and Kelsey Forman honoured in athletics awards

Press Release – Athletics Wellington
Double U20 track and field national champion Kelsey Forman and 1500m Olympic bronze medallist Nick Willis were the key winners in the Athletics Wellington awards tonight. Read more »

Worst summer clouds in 30 years have silver lining for duck shooters

Press Release – Wellington Fish and Game
Expectations are for solid bags for the opening of the duck hunting season which opens in Wellington region on Saturday. Read more »

North v South flavour for final Goldstar round

News from KartSport New Zealand
There’s a distinct North Island versus South Island flavour in key classes heading into the final round of the 2016/17 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series in the Hawke’s Bay this weekend. Read more »

ANZ Premiership – round 7 preview

Press Release – ANZ Premiership
ANZ Premiership – Round 7 Preview
Round 7 Fixture
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Can Wellington’s karting teenagers win again in Australia this weekend?

News from KartSport New Zealand
It’s the question on the lips of KartSport enthusiasts on both sides of the Tasman this week; can New Zealand’s top female karters, Madeline Stewart and Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, continue on their winning way at the third round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend? Read more »

Up and comers, old hands and groundbreakers lining up for Crazyman

News from Crazyman Event
More than 300 endurance junkies will line up in Lower Hutt on Sunday for the 27th running of Fine Signs Crazyman. Established in 1991, the 56k kayak, mountain bike and run is one of New Zealand’s longest running multisport events. Read more »

Young people stepping up as coaches, in place of teachers and parents

Press Release – Sport Wellington
The increasing difficulty faced by school sports teams when it comes to finding enough coaches comes as no surprise to Sport Wellington. Read more »

Blind athlete attempting 53km multi-sport event

Press Release – MDJ Media
Wellington’s Crazyman has been the region’s premier multisport race since 1991. But after almost three decades it will feature another first this year as ground breaking endurance athlete Neelusha Jennings attempts to be the first blind person to finish the gruelling 53k event. Read more »

Pulse 47 defeat Mystics 43

News from ANZ Premiership
A first-half blast ensured the home side Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse could repel a late charge from the SkyCity Mystics, winning 47-43 in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Grandmother running around the world

Press Release – Air NZ Hawke’s Bay Marathon
Auckland Grandmother Charlotte Nasey loves to run, so much so that this 66-year-old is approaching 200 marathons as she aims at completing at least one on each of the seven continents, with next month’s Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Marathon ranking high amongst her favourites. Read more »

Ken Allen recognised as ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Ken Allen, long-serving Wellington Phoenix volunteer and Sport Wellington’s Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor, was presented with the “Volunteer of the Year” award at the Phoenix end of season awards. Read more »

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