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PHOTO ESSAY: HuttCross Cycle cross race supplying the mud and muck

Annual HuttCross races setting people back this winter

Teedubs dream big after weekend win

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Coach alarmed by amount of injury time

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Team Wellington unfazed by Fiji final

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Teedubs fighting fit for finals footy

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Concussion recovery Linked with mental health

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Highlanders unbeaten run ends

The Highlanders unbeaten run was ended this weekend when they went down to the Hurricanes 29-12 in Wellington.

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Hurricanes notch up third win in a row

The Hurricanes are on a roll with three straight wins after they defeated the Highlanders in Wellington 29-12.

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Phoenix legend hoping for Central League success

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Greenacre bringing fire back to Phoenix

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Phoenix criticism falls on deaf ears

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Team Wellington balancing dual competitions

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Concussions crippling the Crusaders

The Crusaders are without All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Samuel Whitelock for this weeks game against the Highlanders.

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Hurricanes deal to the rugby super champs

The Hurricanes have topped the New Zealand conference after beating the Crusaders in Wellington on Saterday.

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Guernseyman’s goals driving Team Wellington

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Easier access to the NFL has Kiwis engaging

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LISTEN: Tauranga team ace it in the pool

Smiles, splashes and pride aplenty in Kilbirnie pool. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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LISTEN: A new home for seven local sports clubs

Wellingtons newest sports venue officially opened this week in Kilbirnie. BLAIR MOCKETT reports.

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Big challenges overcome by special olympians

Wellington this week has hosted a range of talented special Olympians from around New Zealand, some having to overcome financial and transport issues to compete.

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Conditioning coach stays on for ultimate reward

Max Symes the new strength and conditioning coach at Marist St Pats is helping Marist St pats rugby club prepare for the 2018 season after just finishing an internship with the Highlanders in Super Rugby.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Football fever grips Wellington

New Zealand’s football capital dresses in All White for World Cup Qualifier. THOMAS AIREY follows the crowd to the Westpac Stadium.

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Melbourne Cup grips Wellington

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Basketball a financial winner for TAB

Kiwis are betting big on basketball, and the national governing body is reaping the rewards.

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Johnsonville coach looking to stay and build for the 2018 season

Logan Tauiliili has unfinished business are second placing in the 2017 Hardham Cup

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Fergusson girls take to SportsFest court

Fergusson Intermediate students from Trentham were among thousands of Wellington regional children at city venues for SportsFest. ELIJAH HILL reports.

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Thousands in action for capital SportsFest

NewsWire Team joined thousands Wellington region primary students to capture some of the activity.

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Big weekend goal for young cyclist

Grace Saywell is on a mission to win back the Poneke Plate for Wellington this weekend’s at the Hataitai Velodrome. ANGELA REID reports on the college student’s dreams.

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An open invitation to the Lion Pit

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WATCH: Team Wellington face title challenge

Everyone at Team Wellington knows they have to keep working hard if they want to finish the regular season in first place.

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Footballers ready for Champions League campaign

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Champions League battle pits old against new

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Local bars feel the pinch after dismal Sevens turnout

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Stars to align on Wellington in future

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Good crowds predicted for Blackcaps and Proteas

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Kiwi fighter goes after AFC lightweight title

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Aussie boxer ready for his toughest challenge

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The Nix take their revenge with solid win

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Major League scouts searching for local talent

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Kiwi kids enjoy Yankee’s training camp

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International fighters set their sights on Parker

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Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Karate medalist returns from world championships

Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.

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Ben Sigmund enjoying a well-planned life after football

Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.

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College rugby tournament celebrates lesser lights

A rugby tournament at Wellington College showcased the talents of the school’s lower profile teams.

$30,000 and 2000km later, Miramar’s season is over

After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games

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Onslow step up to face Naenae in college Premier 3 rugby final

After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup

Volleyball teaches more than winning or losing

KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.

Tawa stage comeback to snatch Jubilee Cup in tough conditions

Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide

Local support for Porirua Olympic hopeful

Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.

From Olympic competitor to Olympic ambassador

As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.

Sigmund’s last football battle has a disappointing end

Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.

Young women a hit in the stock-car world

One in ten stock car racers are female, and 15-year-old Amy Eckersley is one of them. JAMES BAKER catches up with her about her love for racing.

‘No thinking about anything else when you fight’

Fighting is all about solving problems, says Muay Thai kickboxer Angus Lindsey. JOANNA PIATEK talks to him about his sport and his latest bout.

Piwi Pene mad about men’s netball 31 years after first champs

Piwi Pene has just coordinated the men’s netball nationals and has bigger dreams for them.

WATCH: Body builders strut their stuff in lead up to national champs

Amateur body builders vie for a last chance to qualify for the National Amateur Body Building Championships.

Rippa rugby teaches kids discipline

RIPPA rugby is more than just sport for the Porirua’s Tairangi Typhoons. ALIA OVEREND talks to coach Lucho Arca

Gold medalist Joseph Sullivan has “epic” experience inspiring kids

Olympic gold medalist James Sullivan takes time out of his job as a fire fighter to spend time with kids.

Sports kids get to meet their peers from around Wellington region

The Wellington Regional SportsFest has brought together schools which would not normally meet.

Miramar Central School dominates badminton on day one at SportsFest

Fair play abounds at badminton, and Patrick Elsis from St Benedict’s is fairest.

Windley basketballers join 2200 in Sportsfest

The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.

St Pat’s First XV champion after 20 long years

A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.

PHOTO ESSAY: NZ Athlete Ashleigh Sando

An insight into New Zealand athlete Ashleigh Sando’s training. Captured by JADE MAISEY.

PHOTO ESSAY: Rock climbing at Fergs Kayaks

Fergs Kayaks rock climbing wall on Wellington’s Waterfront is an attraction for people of all ages.

Small school’s big visit from Phoenix football players

Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.

Handball champs hit capital

The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.

Karori downhill tough, but tamed by national champ Sarah Atkin

Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.

The relief and elation of freediving 70 breathless metres below Pacific

The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.

Aussies break NZ hearts in World Cup indoor cricket in Petone

Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.

WATCH: Bump or be bumped in latest sporting craze

Have a look at a different way people play the most watched sport in the world right here in Wellington.

Youth Olympian didn’t stop at white lines

A dislike of stopping at the lines in netball led Bridget Kiddle to hockey and to China this year. ASHLEIGH MANNING talks to her about the Youth Olympics and the future.

Phoenix optimistic about reaching A-League finals

Wellington Pheonix manager Ernie Merrick speaks after team training ahead of the inaugural FFA Cup.

VIDEO: Journalism students thrown curve ball for World Cup

LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was ditched when Whitireia Journalism students covered World Cup final.

Bertos was close to Thai deal before signing to play in India

Leo Bertos earns marquee status in league rated higher than Aussie

Teams up for ultimate challenge at frisbee world champs

Two Ultimate Frisbee teams from Wellington have made it to the Wolrd Championships in Italy