Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Sissons looking for swim solutions to back his run speed

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
Ryan Sissons knows what he is capable of and his 10km run split at the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Yokohama today again hinted at it, but the 24 year old Aucklander is again cooling his heels after a less than satisfactory swim. Read more »

Live trout heading for Boat Show

Press Release – Eastern Fish and Game
It’s a city surrounded by salt water but Auckland’s fanatical fishermen are being urged this week to give fresh water a go. Read more »

Auckland nearly winning trans-Tasman sports events city race

Press Release –
Trans-Tasman sporting rivalry has reached new heights as Auckland takes on Australia’s metropolitan heavyweights off the field. Read more »

Hopper/Quinn joint leaders after first Targa Rotorua stages

Press Release – Fast Company
Two former event winners, Leigh Hopper and Tony Quinn, are joint overall and Allcomers 4WD class leaders after the first two stages of this year’s Targa Rotorua tarmac motor rally today. Read more »

Brother title sponsorship confirmed for supertourer series at Pukekohe

Press Release – V8 Supertourers
Print and Imaging specialist Brother has been confirmed as the title sponsor for the next round of the BNT V8 SuperTourer series at the revised Pukekohe Park circuit on May 25 and 26. Read more »

NZ Racing Board sets dates for Auckland Cup Week

Press Release – NZ Racing Board
A drive to improve consistency in the provision of New Zealand racing product and to maximise betting opportunities has led to calendar changes for the 2013/14 season. Read more »

Whitewater centre for Manukau gets “brilliant” council approval

Press Release – Chatterbox Services
Years of business planning, public debate and visionary support has finally culminated in Auckland Council approving funding for Wero, the white water and cultural centre planned to adjoin the successfully proven Vodafone Events Centre. Read more »

Auckland superyacht builders win international awards in Istanbul

Press Release – NZ Marine Export Group
New Zealand marine companies have again taken out prestigious international awards with Auckland superyacht builders Alloy Yachts and Yachting Developments winning major trophies at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards at the Boat International Media Group-run ceremony in Instanbul. Read more »

New barbell design for Les Mills wins international award

Press Release – Les Mills
The innovative power of 4ormfunction impressed the 37-member jury of experts for the “red dot award: product design 2013” with their SmartBar™ design for Les Mills International. Read more »

Auckland planning to capitalise on America’s Cup event in San Francisco

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is finalising a comprehensive programme to generate export growth, overseas investment, conference business and tourism off the back of the America’s Cup in San Francisco. Read more »

Secondary Schools outdoor adventure race finals in Tongariro

Press Release – Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Teams from around New Zealand and one from Australia will assemble at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre (OPC) in Tongariro next week for the Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge finals, regarded as the toughest teenage outdoor adventure race on the secondary school sporting calendar. Read more »

12 weeks’ training has taught 24 women to fight in charity event

Press Release – Fight Girls
On the 18 May, 24 women will enter the fighting ring for the first time. These women are wives, mothers and employees, who for the past 12 weeks have juggled their busy schedules to fit in 4 – 5 training sessions a week all provided for free of charge by the coaches at Dynamic Martial Arts. Read more »

Youth Development Trust gets Medibank grant for play equipment

Press Release – Medibank
A community trust which encourages young people to be active, healthy and connect with their local environment through play will soon be able to add more fun to their programmes with a $10,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund. The Get in2life Youth Development Trust in Auckland takes play equipment including inflatable sumo suits and jousting, giant balls, bats and wheels to local parks and reserves for their IN2IT unstructured play programme. Read more »

Hireme to be captain of Kiwi Ferns at World Cup; “an inspirational leader”

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
Saturday was a special day for the Kiwi Ferns – New Zealand’s world champion women’s rugby league team. For starters, at a function at Te Mahurehure Marae in Pt Chevalier, Sir Owen Glenn announced that the Vodafone Warriors would be the Kiwi Ferns’ major sponsor for their World Cup campaign in the UK this July. That was a huge boost for the team of 24, who are looking to win a fourth consecutive World Cup. Read more »

Ex-Blackcap Matt Horne announced as new Auckland Aces coach

Press Release – Auckland Cricket
Former Blackcap Matt Horne has been appointed as the new coach of the Auckland Aces. Horne has been Auckland Cricket’s network coach for the last four years and in that time has guided both the Auckland A and U19 side to national titles as well as taking charge of the New Zealand U19 side at the World Cup. Read more »

Roller derby: Auckland vs Christchurch

Press Release – Auckland Roller Derby
Auckland Roller Derby is too good to miss, and the city’s blue and white skaters are kicking their 2013 season off with a doozie of a game against Christchurch’s Dead End Derby. Read more »

Bray proves versatility in latest Rotax Round

Press Release – KartSport
Kiwi karting international Daniel Bray proved his versatility at the third round of this year’s YÖGG Rotax Max Challenge of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty over the weekend, making light of at times atrocious weather and track conditions to claim a breakthrough win in the premier Platinum Glass 125cc Rotax Max Light class. Read more »

Hundreds of paddlers to complete in waka ama

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour will this weekend transform into a sea of colour as Clubs paddle for glory on their Waka Ama, or outrigger canoes, at the ActivePost National Long Distance Waka Ama Championships. More than 240 crews from 42 Clubs throughout New Zealand are expected to line up at the starting line at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club at Okahu Bay. Read more »

New trucks and cars heating up at Offroad Racing Championship

Press Release – Veritas Communications Ltd
It’s close at the top in offroad racing’s national championship. Five southern drivers share the lead on a maximum 72 points, and the northern teams are about to have their chance to catch up. Read more »

Heavy snow cancels Super Taikyu opener

Press Release – Petronas Syntium Team
Kiwi Jono Lester will have to wait for his first Super Taikyu Endurance Series race after the season opener at Sportsland Sugo was abandoned due to heavy snow. Read more »

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