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Cancelled (or not) by covid

by Lindsay Shelton
On the last day of last month, the Wellington Phoenix – in their temporary Australian base – were hoping that they’d avoided a widespread outbreak of covid. But their hopes were dashed. Read more »

Eight more Phoenix men have covid; next two matches postponed

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix’s next two A-League men’s matches have been postponed because of a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Phoenix camp. Eight players have tested positive, while two other players and a staff member are close contacts and have to isolate for seven days. Read more »

Wellington Phoenix win FFA Cup quarter-final, with five covid absentees

News from Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix, under-strength because of five covid absentees, continued their history-making run in the FFA Cup in Melbourne tonight by defeating reigning A-League champions Melbourne City 4-3 on penalties, after their quarter-final finished scoreless after 90 minutes and extra time. Read more »

Vaccinations now compulsory for surf lifesavers

Report from RNZ
Surf lifeguards patrolling New Zealand’s beaches have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from today. Read more »

Katie Perkins ready to set Shield appearance record

Press Release – Auckland Cricket
The Auckland HEARTS welcome in 2022 with a Hallyburton Johnstone Shield double against the Wellington Blaze at Eden Park – Kennards Hire Community Oval on January 3 / 4. Read more »

Team Auckland ready for Christmas Eve at the Basin

Press Release – Auckland Cricket
Christmas comes early for the ACES and HEARTS with a trip to the Cello Basin Reserve in Wellington to take on the Firebirds and Blaze in the Dream11 Super Smash. Read more »

Wellington Motorsport Manager returns home to key karting appointment


KartSport NZ vice-president Brent Melhop (left) and new KartSport NZ Chief Operating Officer, James Hadley.

News from Kartsport NZ
Accomplished motorsport administrator James Hadley has returned to New Zealand to take up the role of Chief Operating Officer for KartSport New Zealand. Read more »

Silver Ferns team announced for netball Quad Series

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua has named a team of 14 for the Silver Ferns’ first overseas trip in two years as their Commonwealth Games campaign begins. Read more »

Getting students active – 92 schools in Movin’March so far

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Early bird registrations are now open for Movin’March, the council’s month long initiative encouraging students to wheel, walk or scoot to school. Read more »

Bumper junior fields encouraging as Goldstar Kart Series begins


National Champion Zach Tucker (KartSport Canterbury) will venture to Taranaki for the opening round of the WPKA Goldstar event. Emilee Jane Photography

News from Kartsport NZ
Some 120 karters from Southland to Waikato will throng to the first round of the 62nd annual WPKA Goldstar Series to be staged at KartSport Taranaki this weekend. Read more »

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