Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Record entry as Goldstar series bursts back into life

Press Release – KartSport New Zealand
The 2016/17 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series bursts back into life in Wellington on Sunday with a bumper entry and promise of clear skies and balmy late summer weather. Read more »

Free screening of Hurricanes vs Chiefs at Harcourt Park

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Support the Hurricanes’ away game with a free live screening at Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park as part of Parks Week. Read more »

Wellington innovation breaks down barriers at Special Olympics

Press Release – Packaworld

Packabocce in action at a Special Olympics event in Wellington’s Civic Square last October

Innovative inflatable sports courts produced by Wellington company Packaworld International will take the field at the Latin American Special Olympics Games in Panama this April, along with more than 800 athletes from 21 countries. Read more »

Darts tournament in Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
46th North Island Darts Tournament
8-11 March (Wednesday to Saturday)
Porirua Club, 1 Lodge Place, Porirua City.
Nearly 500 of the North Island’s top darts players – including two of New Zealand’s best. Read more »

Superbike championships at ‘match point’

Report from Bikesport NZ
Using an analogy from another sport, if superbike racing was a tennis match then Bay of Plenty’s Tony Rees is at match point. Read more »

Carne Groube wins Laykold Cup, Saywell takes Poneke Plate at Velodrome

Report from Bike Manawatu
Bike Manawatu’s Carne Groube won the prestigious 10km Laykold Cup track cycling race at the Wellington Velodrome today. Groube bridged across to Dylan Simpson, also Bike Manawatu and who had gained a sizeable lead after attacking in the second half of the race. Read more »

Rees on the verge of taking superbike crown

Report from Bikesport NZ
The ‘old man’ of the sport is really giving the young guns something to think about this season. Read more »

Superbike championship points leads shaved back

News from Bikesport NZ
The titles of a couple of classic songs could be best used to describe what happened at round three of the New Zealand Superbike Championships in Taupo today. Read more »

Students (20,000 of them?) getting moving in March

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
In March this year students from over 65 schools will be taking part in Movin’March, a month long (1-31 March) celebration of active travel to school organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Pre-register for Bike the Trail for chance to win a new bike

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Hutt Valley’s annual Bike the Trail event is set for Sunday 5 March and is free to attend. Bike the Trail is a free family-friendly cycling event that follows the Hutt River Trail from Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone. Read more »

Shane Richardson taking nothing for granted

Report Bikesport NZ by Andy McGechan
Wellington motorcycle hero Shane Richardson has a solid points lead in the chase for national 600cc Supersport honours, but he’s taking nothing for granted as he prepares for the second half of the New Zealand road-racing season. Read more »

Upset winners roll NZ’s premier mountain bike race

News from Karapoti Classic
Celebrating 32 years today, Upper Hutt’s Cactus Karapoti Classic continued its renown as the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. But defending championship among both men and women played second fiddle to standout rides from the other side of the Tasman. Read more »

It’s sold out, but you can run for Christchurch at Round the Bays

Press Release – Round the Bays
Wellington’s sold out Cigna Round the Bays has opened up a number of charity entries to help fundraise for the Christchurch Disaster Relief Fund. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds named for Ford Trophy Final

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury in the Ford Trophy final at Rangiora’s Mainpower Oval on Saturday has been named, with Stephen Murdoch added to the twelve that faced Central Districts in the elimination final. Read more »

Eight sports chosen by the council for “fantastic, dynamic” talent development

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Sport Wellington is excited to announce the eight sports that have been accepted as part of the Wellington City Council funded Sports Talent Development Programme. The successful sports for 2017 are: athletics, fencing, golf, hockey, kayaking, netball, rowing and swimming.
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Kartsport at Its best in Palmerston North

Press Release – KartSport
KartSport at its best will be on show in Palmerston North this weekend as two of New Zealand’s premier multi-round series headline the KartSport Manawatu club’s two-day Professionals Unique Real Estate Trans-Tasman Challenge meeting. Read more »

Mountain-biking champions returning to Akatarawas for Karapoti Classic

News from Karapoti Classic
A who’s-who of New Zealand mountain biking will go head to head on Saturday in Upper Hutt as more than 600 riders from eight countries line up for the Southern Hemisphere’s longest running mountain bike race. Read more »

Self-defence course giving its fees to Women’s Refuge

Press Release – Darren Luke
A Wellington selfdefence instructor is launching a course aimed at combating the rise in public and domestic violence, with all the proceeds being donated to the Wellington Women’s Refuge. Read more »

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