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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 »

Kāpiti Council wants pool safety this summer

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Thinking of putting in a pool this summer? Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding people to check what rules apply under the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 before they buy. Read more »

Phoenix name homegrown player as captain, for first time

News from Wellington Phoenix
Alex Rufer and Oli Sail will usher in an exciting new era at the Wellington Phoenix, with the pair named captain and vice-captain respectively for the upcoming Isuzu UTE A-League men’s season. Read more »

National 20s Ruben Wiki Cup returns next year

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
The National 20s Ruben Wiki Cup Competition returns for 2022, kicking off Saturday, March 12th, with the final taking place over Easter weekend. Read more »

Trial of “horse camping” to get more people seeing Kāpiti on horseback

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
This summer, to entice more visitors and their horses to the district, the Kāpiti Coast District Council is funding the temporary hire of a portable shower and toilet block at the Ōtaki Māori Racing Club to create an area for “horse camping”. Read more »

2000 more residents using Leisure Card

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Nearly 2,000 more Wellingtonians are accessing pools, gyms and recreational facilities than two years ago thanks to the Council’s Leisure Card scheme. Read more »

Evan Williams, Kaitlyn Watts win NZ Squash Classic

Report from NZ Squash Classic
Two quality finals finished the NZ Classic at the Hutt City Squash Club as the twice-postponed tournament was completed without a hitch. Read more »

Sports teams on Wellington’s first international flight since July

overseas flight

News from Wellington Airport
Wellington Airport is excited to enable its first international flight since the trans-Tasman bubble was paused in July – a Qantas charter on Monday afternoon to see off the Phoenix and Breakers teams. Read more »

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