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Increased climbing access 'could inspire future Olympians'

More access for rock climbers in north Waikato will enable more Kiwis to enjoy the Olympic sport. Increased public access to crags (steep or rugged cliffs or rock faces) around Wharepapa South means more routes for rock climbers.

New champions celebrated at Meridian Hydro half marathon

Cromwell’s Jason Hall and Dunedin’s Meg McKay are the new champions of the 2021 Meridian Hydro half marathon, held Saturday 7 August in Te Anau.

Golf: Breaking Her Age at 82

And if you think that’s awesome wait to you learn it was at a major event, the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

Auckland sport and recreation Women's Networking Event focuses on inspirational leadership

More than 110 women sport leaders from across Tāmaki Makaurau attended the recent Women’s Networking Event, run by Aktive in partnership with Women in Sport Aotearoa, Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa (WISPA).

Special Olympics celebrate 300th volunteer signing up for National Summer Games

Special Olympics New Zealand this week welcomed the 300th volunteer signing up to be part of the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton.

Govt congratulates Lisa Carrington on becoming NZ’s most decorated Olympian

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has today congratulated New Zealand Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington on her exceptional performance at the Tokyo Olympics which has led to her becoming the most decorated New Zealand Olympian.

All Blacks team named for opening Bledisloe test

The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test presented by Steinlager at Eden Park on Saturday 7 August (kick-off 7.05PM).

The matchday 23 is (Test caps in brackets)

1. George Bower (3)

2. Codie Taylor (58)

Kiwi Leading the fight against human trafficking at Tokyo Olympics

With global attention on the Tokyo Olympics, Kiwi businesswoman and Chair of charity It’s a Penalty, Katherine Corich, is working to highlight the risk of exploitation, abuse, and human trafficking at worldwide sporting events.

Update: Petition to ban greyhound racing handover event has moved

The handover event for the petition to ban greyhound racing has moved to outside the Parliamentary Library building. The event is scheduled to begin at 1pm today.

Para athlete Anna Steven selected to the NZ Paralympic Team for Tokyo 2020

Para athlete Anna Steven has been selected by Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) to the New Zealand Paralympic Team heading to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games which begin on 24 August.