Have a look at a different way people play the most watched sport in the world right here in Wellington.
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.
Wellington Pheonix manager Ernie Merrick speaks after team training ahead of the inaugural FFA Cup.
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was ditched when Whitireia Journalism students covered World Cup final.
Leo Bertos earns marquee status in league rated higher than Aussie
Two Ultimate Frisbee teams from Wellington have made it to the Wolrd Championships in Italy
LEO Bertos makes his international futsal debut, but still wants to be an All White
LIAM CAVANAGH and HAYLEY GASTMEIER report routine was thrown out the window when Whitireia Journalism students covered the Football World Cup final.
WATCH: Argentinian and German fans endure an emotional rollercoaster ride, as they watch the FIFA World Cup final in Wellington.
WATCH AND LISTEN: Argentinian and German supporters watch as the World Cup final unfolds
In homes, bars and businesses across greater Wellington, football fans gathered to watch the FIFA World Cup final. The NEWSWIRE TEAM ventured to different venues across the city to cover the event.
The German community in Wellington cheers as their team scores an historic World Cup win
Germany wins the 2014 FIFA World Cup – the NewsWire Team follows mainstream and social media coverage.
Tawa rugby has come a long way in 18 months, and according to Tawa RFC’s chairman, Dave Banks, that’s down to some changes in key areas.
A change in fortunes for the Johnsonville rugby club is being attributed to the new coach.
In 12 months, new Johnsonville rugby coach Mason Lawrence has improved team performances.
Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.
Injury and illness have not stopped breakthrough first-class season for wicket keeper and batsman.
It took self determination and regular weigh ins, but Lower Hutt striker Hamish Watson has been signed to the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Stadium-goers sick of standard footy food will be able to swap hotdogs and chips for steak sandwiches, vegetarian burritos and even Yorkshire puddings. LAUREN MANN reports.
MORE than 32 teams are expected at the eight annual multicultural football tournament on Saturday.
EACH year surf lifeguards from around the country compete in their national champs. NEWSWIRE reporter LAUREN MANN was there to capture the action.
Wellington came alive for the annual sevens Parade which welcomes the international teams to the city.
Brazilian Pedro Barras took out last week’s international skateboard competition in Wellington’s Waitang Park. ELLIOT PARKER captured the action in photos.
Flames shoot from the exhaust of a nitro-fuelled dragster at Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere. CAMERON MASSEY captures the action on camera.
Cycling is a way of life for Ione Johnson and Eden Cruise, who have bigger goals.
The Wellington sevens team got off to a good start finishing third in the Auckland sevens
Irene’s daughter wants to make her own way in netball, but she accepts the connection to her famous mother will always be there. JESSE CLARK talks with the pair about the expectations.
Rising tennis star Pratt Keerasuntonpong keeps winning titles.
Wellington badminton club earns silver medal at NZ champs.
The annual event drew large crowds and the home side took home the cup.
THE Titan’s football team rounded off a successful season by winning their grade at the John McCartney invitational tournament this month. The 11th grade Western Suburbs team beat Ellerslie 6-0 in the final. Coach Dean Eagar said the players were thrilled with the win against a highly regarded side. “The team wanted to beat the […]
Roller derby is growing in popularity. A keen skater tells JANELLE CHEESMAN what makes the fast-paced sport so much fun.
Permission timely after storm damage to old surf lifesaving home – but they will have to last until 2015.
Jack Manners New Zealand team for the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Japan.
After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports
Beauty contests might be controversial but the Miss V8 Supercars finalists were unrepentant.
More than 500 people watched twenty fighters battle it out in the ring at a boxing fundraiser
An exercise that could have you admiring the view from the top of Mt Vic or watching glow-worms.
Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.
The Bergs weren’t quite able to keep their winning streak going, but that didn’t worry anyone.
Wellington Special Olympics swimmer Richard Bruce embodies the event’s motto.
The Bergs – (Victoria) Old Boys University club – have just won their eleventh straight game.
Being the only Maori football player on almost every team he’s played on is nothing new to Nephi Harrison.
Poneke and Wainuiomata fought an epic battle at Kilbirnie Park. AARON MEREDITH was there and caught the action.
Talented teenagers enthusiastic about ‘indie cred’ and affordability of lawn bowls.
With work, study and training Bernard Gregorius has no time to set up big fundraising projects.
Past and present Stokes Valley bowlers will be putting the weekend of March 14 in their next-year diaries.
Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.
Eighth time lucky charm needed to beat almost 70 riders to NZ jet skiing’s top spot
Jesse Ryder supporters flock to Facebook page to express sympathy after cricketer attacked.
Young Charlotte Browning’s talent could get her a spot in Rockz premier 1 team. She talks to NICOLE BAXTER.
Flyover opponents grateful for international support from England’s cricket supporters.
The Wellington City Council is building on success of all-weather turfs.
IN PICTURES: Black Caps efforts helped by rain in drawn Wellington test match.
Wellington boasts ‘the best little croquet club in the world’ tucked away in Newtown.
Wellington Firebirds and Central Stags play their Plunket Shield match at Karori Park.
STRIKEFORCE brings together workers from New Zealand on the indoor soccer pitch for fitness fun.
Heritage firearms enthusiasts can be very competitive. SOPHIE JACKMAN attended a recent shoot.
A race held in Otaki showed the enjoyment and friendly competition of cyclists around NZ.
High school waka ama students had a great day at the recent championships in Petone. EMILY LIPSYS reports on a fast-growing sport.
‘Thanks @BarackObama for letting me run the court with you’, tweets basketballer Scottie Pippen.
Obama links sports and politics, while Romney wants rid of drugs cheats.
Historic sporting trends show losing teams lead to losing incumbents.
But television show’s slogan may still take sporty voters away from Obama.
Previous national champs take the prize for top NZ tree climbers.
Journey from social team to top Porirua club takes just a decade.
Athletes seek new training venues while track is resurfaced.
Former coach: Musa has ‘big opportunity’ at Fulham.
Rugby pressure forces idea of seven-a-side games in capital.
Eight players from Wairarapa in Capital national league sides.
Brockie, Totori, Boxall, Moss play part in 4-0 defeat of Lower Hutt.
But outweighed by ground availability in wet weather.
Recent attacks, survey show many feel unsafe.