The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
Lennex Drummond returns from the karate world championships with a second placing.
Former Pheonix and international footballer has already knocked back All Whites request to stand by.
A rugby tournament at Wellington College showcased the talents of the school’s lower profile teams.
After Birkenhead defeat, club tallies cost of high number of away games
After beating Hutt Valley high, Onslow will play Naenae for Paul Cameron Cup
KATENI SAU meets a team from Holy Family School in Porirua experiencing the spirit of Wellington region’s second annual Sportsfest.
Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide
Te Rauparaha Arena is getting behind Porirua kayaker Marty McDowell.
As the next games draw near, Melissa Ingram talks to Dominic Godfrey about her new life mentoring young Kiwis.
Fans of the Wellington Phoenix said goodbye to a retiring crowd favourite.
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.
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 has just coordinated the men’s netball nationals and has bigger dreams for them.
Amateur body builders vie for a last chance to qualify for the National Amateur Body Building Championships.
RIPPA rugby is more than just sport for the Porirua’s Tairangi Typhoons. ALIA OVEREND talks to coach Lucho Arca
Olympic gold medalist James Sullivan takes time out of his job as a fire fighter to spend time with kids.
The Wellington Regional SportsFest has brought together schools which would not normally meet.
Fair play abounds at badminton, and Patrick Elsis from St Benedict’s is fairest.
The Wellington Regional Sportsfest provides a break from routine and promotes healthy activities for the Windley School basketballers. MATT TSO reports.
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.
An insight into New Zealand athlete Ashleigh Sando’s training. Captured by JADE MAISEY.
Fergs Kayaks rock climbing wall on Wellington’s Waterfront is an attraction for people of all ages.
Three Wellingotn Phoenix players visited Linden School as part of their ‘Phoenix in Schools’ programme.
The IHF trophy Oceania championship made its Wellington debut this week with the sport rapidly gaining national popularity.
Lower Hutt’s Sarah Atkin challenges an all-male line-up in the Wellington Mountain Bike Club Downhill Series.
The water is warming up and Wellington freediving club members are getting back in the ocean.
Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.
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.