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Rugby captain sorry for “foolish” decision to host party during lockdown


Report from RNZ
Hurricanes loose forward and Wellington rugby captain Du’Plessis Kirifi has apologised and said he learnt a valuable lesson after being caught hosting a party during the level 4 lockdown. Read more »

Phoenix veteran retiring – because of challenges from covid

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Report from RNZ
Wellington Phoenix veteran Steven Taylor says the reality of another season based in New South Wales is behind his shock decision to retire. Read more »

Greyhound racing suspended in Whanganui after 11 dogs injured

News from SAFE
Greyhound Racing Zealand today announced that racing at Hatrick Raceway in Whanganui is indefinitely suspended, pending an independent assessment due to safety concerns. Read more »

Wellington man running 24 hours non-stop to support Respiratory Disease campaign

News from Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Marketing Professor and ultra-marathon runner Nick Ashill is taking on an epic challenge to support the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s Breathe Better September campaign. He will be hitting the streets of Wellington and running non-stop for 24 hours from 9am on Friday to 9am on Saturday. Read more »

Phoenix forms NZ’s first women’s professional football team

News from Wellington Phoenix
Following the recent announcement by the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) that three expansion teams are in line to enter the W-League ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the Wellington Phoenix and New Zealand Football are pleased to confirm the creation of an inaugural Wellington Phoenix W-League side for the 2021/22 season. Read more »

Constellation Cup to be rescheduled due to covid

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
Next month’s Cadbury Netball Series between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds, playing for the Constellation Cup, will be rescheduled due to the impact of COVID-19 on both sides of the Tasman. Read more »

Naenae Pool being prepared for demolition

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News from Hutt City Council
Preparatory demolition work has started on Naenae Pool, the first major physical milestone of the rebuild of the facility. Read more »

Lots of snow, but restricted numbers, as ski-ing on Ruapehu starts again

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News from Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
An excited team at Mt Ruapehu is ready to welcome back guests following the drop to Alert Level 2. Read more »

Porirua okays mountainbiking and tennis at Level 3

News from Porirua City Council
When the Wellington region moves into Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at midnight tonight, there will be a few more Council services and recreation options available for Porirua City. Read more »

NZ cricketer tests positive in Bangladesh for covid

Report from RNZ
Black Caps opening batsman Finn Allen has tested positive for Covid-19, 48 hours after arriving in Bangladesh. Read more »

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