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Posts Tagged ‘ Sport ’

PHOTO ESSAY: Special Olympics power lifter Alex Johnsen

May 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Multimedia, News, Picture story

An inside look at the training of a Special Olympics power lifter. ANDREW JOHNSEN captured the intense session at Morrinsville Fitness Centre.



From Olympic competitor to Olympic ambassador

Apr 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Sport

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



Young women a hit in the stock-car world

Dec 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Sport, Top Picture

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.



Education a priority for local league team

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Netballer backs All Blacks

Oct 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News, Sport



Stolen motorbike was catalyst for flying Jamie’s world adventures

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Kapiti Coast downhill mountain biker Jamie Lyall has been around the world racing and building tracks.



Aussies break NZ hearts in World Cup indoor cricket in Petone

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

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



Futsal fans can follow national team on YouTube next week

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wellingtonians can look forward to more international futsal in city after successful tournament.



Teams up for ultimate challenge at frisbee world champs

Jul 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

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



Beers, tears and cheers for World Cup final

Jul 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Multimedia, Sport, Top Picture

WATCH: Argentinian and German fans endure an emotional rollercoaster ride, as they watch the FIFA World Cup final in Wellington.



Tawa rugby on the rise

Jun 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

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.



Lower Hutt footballer slims his way to big break

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Sport, Top Picture

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.



Roller derby not all about fishnet tights and violence, says player

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Sport

Roller derby is growing in popularity. A keen skater tells JANELLE CHEESMAN what makes the fast-paced sport so much fun.



New clubhouse dream a step closer to reality for Lyall Bay

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Permission timely after storm damage to old surf lifesaving home – but they will have to last until 2015.



Sold out boxing event hits fundraising targets for rugby club

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Picture story, Sport

More than 500 people watched twenty fighters battle it out in the ring at a boxing fundraiser



Cricketer tells of road to redemption

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Wellington cricketer Ili Tugaga talks to LAUREN MANN about making amends and working his way back into the Wellington cricket team.



Pair earn national spot and give Newlands a bowls milestone

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Talented teenagers enthusiastic about ‘indie cred’ and affordability of lawn bowls.



Celebrating the good old days at the Wainui Rugby Club

May 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.



More Wellington workers take up cross-union soccer

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, News, Sport

STRIKEFORCE brings together workers from New Zealand on the indoor soccer pitch for fitness fun.



Heritage rifle enthusiasts battle it out for sharpshooter trophy

Nov 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Sport

Heritage firearms enthusiasts can be very competitive. SOPHIE JACKMAN attended a recent shoot.



Sport of waka ama sprints ahead in high school

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, News, Sport, Top Picture

High school waka ama students had a great day at the recent championships in Petone. EMILY LIPSYS reports on a fast-growing sport.



Sports clubs should give disabled players a go

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON SPORTS clubs should form partnerships with other clubs in their code, which give people with disabilities a chance to play. Handicapped basketballer, Rosie Macleod says most athletes who become paralyzed don’t know their options because there’s no contact between able and disabled sports.



TV shows lack of respect for Kiwi paralympians

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Poor TV coverage of NZ’s athletes at London Games.



No win, no play for Jubilee Cup bottom four

Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Premier club rugby teams opt out of minor playoffs.



Artificial turf turnover puts ‘after match’ at risk

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

But outweighed by ground availability in wet weather.



Power jam seals grand final for Comic Slams

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Last year’s runnersup take first roller derby grand final.



Roller derby rivalry will finally be settled

Jul 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Smash Malice and Comic Slams meet in Saturday’s final.



Bodybuilder ‘Big Ron’ strong-arms a crowd

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Aspiring Wellington muscle men ogle Mr Olympia record holder



Fencing on its own after Uni Games exclusion

Feb 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Victoria University’s fencing club to hold own competition.



A taste of South African barbie during world cup

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Hotel fires up braii to feed Bok supporters and educate locals.



Makara urges newcomers to saddle up this season

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Pony club attracts attention at St Teresa’s sports expo



Roller derby skaters get serious for worlds

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Derby girls will swap usual costumes for black singlets.



Recession is not only barrier for migrants looking for jobs

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

Discrimination from employers is making it harder for new Kiwis to find work, reports NICOLE BENNIK.



Rhythmic gymnasts find new family

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Artistry and close friendships involved in their sport.



Spin and Zumba take off at Newtown studio

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Fitness fan Georgina Workman opens a new business



Clowning around for Karori money-spinner

Mar 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Fun in the sun creates $20,000 turnover at fair



Phoenix’s big game likely to be a sell-out

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

People queue out the door for Phoenix playoff tickets.



Queer youth support project loses funding in government cuts

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

A New Zealand-wide queer youth development project will close after losing $150,000 in government funding, reports TORY REGAN.



Indoor soccer rigorous but great fun

Mar 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

NewsWire visits a Wellington home for the soccer-obsessed.



Senior students serve up volleyball skills

Jul 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Sport

Senior Paraparaumu College pupils were the “volleyball gurus” at workshop.