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Home game with a difference for Pulse supporters

Report from Central Pulse
A special Fan Zone will give loyal supporters the next best thing when Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse meet the Northern Mystics in a top-of-the table clash at the Auckland Netball Centre on Saturday. Read more »

Cricket Museum appoints new curator, for move back into Basin Reserve

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News from NZ Cricket Museum
The New Zealand Cricket Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Owen Mann as the museum’s new curator. He joins the New Zealand Cricket Museum with over 16 years curatorial and collection management experience in the cultural sector and will be charged with leading the move of the collection back into its home at the Basin Reserve in preparation for reopening. Read more »

Livestreaming gives NZ Kartsport a global reach

Report from KartSport New Zealand
The decision to livestream the first major regional KartSport meeting held in New Zealand since the Covid-19 Lockdown was lifted was more than vindicated by the interest shown in the racing at the third round of the 2019/20 WPKA Manawatu & TRC Toyota Goldstar Series, incorporating Round 2 of the ROK Cup NZL, held in the Hawke’s Bay over the weekend. Read more »

$1m shockpads for better playing experience on Newtown sportsfield

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News from WCC
The Te Whaea sportsfield in Newtown has had shock pads installed to meet IRB and FIFA requirements, to provide a better surface and playing experience for users – from both the community and professional arenas. Read more »

Snow on Ruapehu – weekend visitors up by 20 per cent

News from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
Snow has arrived just in time for the school holidays, with 3,500 people heading up Mt Ruapehu over the weekend. Whakapapa ski area’s Happy Valley learner slopes and sledding, as well as the Sky Waka, were busy for the season opening. Read more »

United’s fourth single-goal defeat

Report from Wellington United
Wellington United suffered their fourth single goal defeat of the season against near neighbours Wellington Olympic at Newtown Park today. Read more »

Rock climbers climb out of lockdown

News from NZ Alpine Club
Members of the Dynomites rock climbing club and climbing enthusiasts from around Wellington had their first taste of competition during the country’s first climbing event since Covid-19 lockdown measures eased. Read more »

Women’s World Cup football games in Wellington in 2023

News from WREDA (aka WellingtonNZ)
Wellington is to host a number of games in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ as a result of a successful joint bid for the event by Australia and New Zealand. The 32-team tournament is to be staged in July and August 2023. Read more »

Wellington schoolboy 5th in Kiwi KartSport virtual club day

Report from KartSport New Zealand

Auckland karter Zach Blincoe won both races at the final round of the Liquidaction-sponsored SIMSpeedTV-hosted KartSport New Zealand iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at a virtual Laguna Seca and Belle Isle circuits on Tuesday evening

Teenage Auckland karter Zach Blincoe can now add ‘Sim specialist’ to his racing CV after winning both races at the final ‘double-header’ round of KartSport New Zealand’s Liquidaction-sponsored, SIMSpeedTV-hosted iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at two very different circuits and behind the wheels of two very different ‘cars’ on Tuesday evening. Read more »

Y Central commits $100,000 to support families

Press Release – Y Central
Healthy, happy Kiwi families – that’s the YMCA’s goal. Usually that happens through community sport, camps, education and affordable after school care. But this year, the covid-19 lockdown brought all those activities to a halt. Now Y Central has committed more than $100,000 towards initiatives that help local families as they recover from the lockdown, in conjunction with the nationwide Let Kids Be Kids campaign. Read more »

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