The 21st annual Nzo Moonride took place over the weekend in Rotorua’s famous Whakarewarewa Forest. 152 teams and 31 individuals took on the challenge of riding around an 8.5km loop for 24, 12 or 6 hours at this iconic mountain bike event.
Cardrona NZ freeskier Beau-James Wells (Wanaka) has defended his Junior World title, taking first place in halfpipe at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Skiing Junior World Championships in Italy overnight.
Entries to the all women’s adventure race open at 7:00am on April 1st. The 9th edition of the event will be held in Wanaka for the first time. Wanaka is primarily a resort town with both summer and winter seasons.
There will be a flood of entries when many have clicked onto the fact that they'll be saving some dosh by entering before the deadline of April 1......yes the "Porirua Grand Traverse" or... PGT..... as it's fondly known.... is just 12 days away now.
At approximately 3.00pm Police were alerted that a kayaker was in trouble in waters off Pukehina, Western Bay of Plenty. A 46 year old male had fallen from his kayak and was adrift but thankfully wearing a life jacket
The ever popular Goat Adventure Run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields, traversing the trail around Mt Ruapahu western slopes, has been won by former Coast to Coast champion Elina Ussher and Shay Williamson.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."
Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”