Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Port of Tauranga handles special cargo for Americas Cup

Press Release – Port of Tauranga Limited
A very special cargo was transhipped at the Port of Tauranga’s container terminal this weekend in the form of the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) America’s cup contender “Aotearoa”. Read more »

Ice skating opens in Mission Bay for the holidays

Press Release – Mission Bay The Promenade
The first Auckland open-air ice-rink has opened today in Mission Bay, just in time for the school holidays. Read more »

Haier Pulse determined not to underestimate Mystics on Sunday

Press Release – Haier Pulse
Despite the differing fortunes of the two teams so far in the ANZ Championship, Haier Pulse Head Coach Robyn Broughton insists her side won’t underestimate the LG Mystics in Sunday night’s vital Round 5 game at Auckland’s Trusts Stadium. Read more »

Local boards support investment from land sale for white-water cultural centre

Press Release – Papakura Local Board
Five out of five southern local boards support the proposal to invest funding from the sale of land in Manukau into Wero, the white water and cultural centre planned for the region. Read more »

Internationals back home for weekend Rotax series

Press Release – KartSport
Last weekend Auckland karter Daniel Bray was competing in the United States. The weekend before, namesakes Daniel Kinsman from Auckland and Daniel Connor from Helensville were racing in Australia. This weekend all three will be back home contesting the third round of the 2013 YÖGG Rotax Max Challenge of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Matthew Cooper receives award for leadership in sport and recreation

Press Release – Sport New Zealand
Excellence and outstanding achievement in sport and recreation in New Zealand were tonight recognised at the annual Sport and Recreation Awards ceremony, held this year in Wellington. Sport Waikato CEO and former All Black, Matthew Cooper received the prestigious C K Doig Leadership Award. The award recognises an executive sport or recreation leader who displays outstanding leadership in relation to their organisation or the sector as a whole. Read more »

Northland’s rain is great news for gamebird hunters

Press Release – Northland Fish and Game
It hasn’t only been Northland farmers celebrating the rain this week – the region’s gamebird hunters have also been glancing skywards and dancing a jig. Read more »

Aquatic Action Plan wins community collaboration title

Press Release – ASB Community Trust
The Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan (GAAAP) took the Community Collaboration award at the annual Sport NZ Sport and Recreation Awards ceremony, held in Wellington today. Read more »

Cross-country championship evenly poised

Press Release – Bikesport NZ
This season’s New Zealand Cross-country Championships are evenly poised at the halfway stage, although defending champion Adrian Smith has plans to tilt things his way this weekend (April 21). Read more »

At last! Bargwanna wins motor-racing championship

Press Release – Motorsport New Zealand
Jason Bargwanna’s long motor-racing career has at last earned him a national championship to add to his long list of other successes. “Finally! After 26 years of trying!” the 40-year-old Australian said after winning the NZV8s TLX championship at Pukekohe today. Read more »

Green and Buxeda battle at first event in speedshow kart series

Press Release – KartSport
Corey Green and Jonathan Buxeda were rarely more than a kart length or two apart as they battled for the top spot in the 100cc Yamaha Light class at the first round of the 2013 CRC Speedshow Top Half kart series at the KartSport Mt Wellington club’s track in Auckland today.
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North Shore Tryathlon a gold medal effort

Press Release – Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
The North Shore 2013 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon was a great success, with 2247 local kids aged 7 to 15 years taking part in the event today at Woodall Park. Read more »

Breakers create Auckland sporting history, says Len Brown

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Mayor has paid tribute to the Breakers basketball team on behalf of Auckland following their third Grand Final title in a row in the Australian National Basketball League. Read more »

Plan early for getting to the Auckland Blues game – special trains and buses

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport encourages rugby fans to plan their travel early for the Auckland Blues match at Eden Park on Saturday night. Read more »

Sunday start for regional kartsport series

Press Release – KartSport
Multi-round regional series have long been the lifeblood of karting in the North Island and this weekend the South Island is chiming in with one of its own. Read more »

Hamish Cross relaxed before Pukekohe

Press Release – Phoenix Motorsport
Rangiora driver Hamish ‘The Hustler’ Cross is relaxed as he heads into this weekends non championship UDC V8 Ute races, part of the support programme at the Australian V8 Supercars ITM 400 event at Pukekohe Park Raceway south of Auckland. Read more »

Bargwanna seeks championship at Pukekohe after 20 years

Press Release – MotorSport NZ
V8 Supercar driver Jason Bargwanna has a big gap in his trophy cabinet, a gap he plans to fill when the NZV8s championship concludes at Pukekohe this weekend. Read more »

Pukekohe North Primary School gets pole position at Pukekohe

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Pukekohe North Primary School’s kapa haka group will be on the starting grid at this weekend’s V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland at Pukekohe Park Raceway, as a warm up to the Kapa Haka Nationals. Read more »

New challenges at Rally Xtreme

Press Release – Seabright Motor Sport
Following a highly successful inaugural season, the Total Lubricants Rally Xtreme Challenge is about to kick off for 2013, and already it is shaping to be better than last year. Read more »

Ross aims for round win in V8 final at Pukekohe

Press Release – Concept Motorsport
After his successful round win in Taupo last month where he also took home the much sought after Jason Richards Memorial Tropy Nick Ross has his hopes pinned on taking yet another round win this weekend when the NZV8s wrap up their season at Pukekohe for the ITM 400. Read more »

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