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Last-minute try gives South Africa draw with All Blacks

Report from RNZ
South Africa have drawn 16-all with the All Blacks in a dramatic finish, but otherwise scrappy Rugby Championship encounter at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington Phoenix players win NZ Football Awards

News from Wellington Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix players Liberato Cacace & Callum McCowatt were joined by former midfielder Sarpreet Singh in claiming an award at the annual New Zealand Football Awards tonight. Read more »

All Blacks at MetService to help give the Test weather forecast

News from MetService
Ahead of their clash with South Africa tomorrow night at Westpac Stadium, All Blacks Richie Mo’unga, Angus Ta’avao, and Joe Moody visited MetService’s national forecast centre in Kelburn today. Read more »

All Blacks at Queens Wharf barbecue, before the Test


News from WREDA
The Wellington public had a chance to Back Black and rub shoulders with the All Blacks at a fan BBQ under the sails at Queens Wharf today. Read more »

Last minute drama sees points shared

Report from Wellington United
The first win of the season continues to prove elusive for both Wellington United and their opponents on Saturday, fellow strugglers Wairarapa United. Both teams had picked up just two points from two draws so far this season and this game could have been crucial in deciding relegation. In the end both teams are in the same position, just with an extra point to show for their efforts. Read more »

Cancelled: 700 fraudulent tickets to All Blacks test at Westpac Stadium

Report from RNZ
More than 700 tickets to next week’s rugby Test between the All Blacks and South Africa in Wellington have been cancelled after being classified as fraudulent. Read more »

Raising profile of women in sport – $100,000 sought to re-name Basin Reserve

Report by Zoë George from Fairplay via RNZ
A new name is being proposed for the Basin Reserve, with a strong push for the Wellington cricket ground to be renamed ‘Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve’. Read more »

Bumper Kiwi squad for Rok Cup superfinal in Italy

Report from KartSport
New Zealand looks set to send one of its biggest squads to date to this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal event in Italy in October after an all-action final round of the local ROK Cup New Zealand series in Wellington on Saturday. Read more »

Robertson sisters shine for Diamonds

News from Wellington United
It was a good weekend for the Robertsons, with Michaela marking her 100th appearance for Wellington United with her 98th goal and her sister, Jemma, taking her total for the season to 15 with a strike that is a definite contender for goal of the season, as Wellington United came from behind to see off Wairarapa United 2-1 in the W-League. Read more »

Brothers keep KartSport schools’ titles in the family

News from KartSport
Two sets of brothers, Fynn and Clay Osborne from Hamilton, and Sebastian and Marco Manson from Auckland, kept the major titles in the family at this year’s KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championships meeting in Wellington today. Read more »

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