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Wellington Phoenix in deal with Century 21

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Phoenix captain, Andrew Durante, sports the Century 21 logo.

Wellington Phoenix are pleased to announce a two-year sponsorship agreement with global real estate giant Century 21 across Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

Police and service people to guide Special Olympics flame to Wellington

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Police and service personnel from towns and cities throughout New Zealand will show their support for the Special Olympics by taking part in a series of torch runs leading to the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games in Wellington in November. Read more »

Cricket in Wellington aiming to help clubs create outstanding experiences

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
At a presentation tonight to clubs, schools, and other key stakeholders, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for New Zealand’s summer game within the Wellington region. Read more »

Funding boost for Porirua swim school

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A funding boost has been given to Porirua City’s swim school which will see more children than ever taught vital water safety skills. Read more »

Impressive senior debut for Rianna O’Meara-Hunt

News from KartSport
Teenage Wellington karter Rianna O’Meara-Hunt confirmed her potential as one of Australasia’s best up-and-coming talents with an impressive debut in the Senior ranks at the final round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour series at Wodonga in Victoria over the weekend. Read more »

Titahi Bay freediver retains national title

Press Release – Freediving New Zealand
Freedivers from across the country gathered in Auckland over the weekend for the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals hosted by the Auckland Freediving Club and held at the National Aquatic Centre. Guy Brew, 54, executive recruiter from Titahi Bay, Wellington and Kathryn Nevatt, 38, architect from Queenstown retained their National Titles with consistent performances across the three disciplines, with their strong static breath hold times of 7 minutes 25 seconds and 6 minutes 45 seconds respectively, again leaving the competition behind and giving them both an advantage from the first event that no one could come back from. Both Brew and Nevatt are former world champions in static apnea. Read more »

Teams named for NZRL national competition

News from New Zealand Rugby League
The NZRL National Competition kicks off with round one of the championship on Saturday in Wellington and round one of the premiership in Hamilton and Christchurch on Sunday . Read more »

Bark at the park – dogs’ day at the Stadium on Sunday

News from Westpac Stadium
The Wellington Lions can expect their home crowd to bark plenty of orders when they host Canterbury at Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Read more »

Big step for Rianna O’Meara-Hunt in Australia’s Rotax Tour

News from Kart Sport
Top female karter Rianna O’Meara-Hunt takes one of the biggest steps in her fast-rising career this weekend, making her Senior debut in Australia at the final round of this year’s Rotax Pro Tour series. At previous rounds of this year’s Pro Tour, O’Meara-Hunt – from Wellington – has competed in the Rotax Junior class, making history at the second round in South Australia in March when she won the Junior Final race outright. Read more »

Phoenix at Wellington Home & Garden Show

Press Release – Home and Garden Show
Wellington’s largest and most successful Home and Garden show has joined forces with some big names in anticipation of its opening at the Westpac Stadium on Friday 22 September. Read more »

Pulse’s Claire Kersten revels in unexpected Silver Ferns opportunity

News from Netball Central Zone
A whirlwind three days has delivered Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse midcourter Claire Kersten the unexpected surprise of her first international netball cap and now she wants more. Read more »

Evans favourite in 4th round of cycling

News from Calder Stewart Cycling Series
Dunedin cyclist Brad Evans looms as the elite men’s favourite while Kate McIIroy has the women’s leaders’ jersey in her sights as the Calder Stewart Cycling Series swings back into action with the fourth round in Nelson on Saturday after a winter break. Read more »

Delivery workshop inspired sport and recreation

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport New Zealand and Sport Wellington co-hosted a two day workshop on the 4th and 5th of September with Denise Bijoux from Inspiring Communities and Jim Diers, North American architect and activator. Read more »

Silver Ferns and Lee Kum Kee: a recipe for success

Press Release – Silver Ferns
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and Lee Kum Kee are proud to announce a new partnership ahead of the first Test of the Taini Jamison Trophy. Read more »

Queen Margaret College student makes two rep hockey teams

Press Release – Queen Margaret College
A senior student at Queen Margaret College has proven her talent on the hockey field this month after making not one, but two representative teams. Read more »

Drysdale is top NZer after final of Australian kart champs

News from KartSport New Zealand
Dylan Drysdale ended up the top finishing Kiwi in the 2017 Australian Kart Championship with fifth overall in the X30 class after an up-and-down final round at the Todd Rd kart complex in Melbourne over the weekend. Read more »

Rooney all class at Blossom kart meeting

News from KartSport
Young Palmerston North karter Jackson Rooney made it two-from-two at this year’s Lightning Racegear Blossom meeting in the Hawke’s Bay over the weekend, winning both the Junior Yamaha and Junior Rotax classes. Read more »

Phoenix unveils new stripes

Press Release – Adidas Football

adidas Football has today unveiled the Wellington Phoenix home and away strips for the 2017/2018 A-league season. Read more »

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