News | 8 April 2022
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Friday Five: Be a good sport this weekend

Pōneke fans can again cheer on their favourite rugby team from the stands with the end of COVID-19 outdoor crowd restrictions. Make it a weekend of action with these sporty ideas that will be sure to warm you up.

A crowd of sports fans cheering in a stadium with some wearing Hurricanes rugby merchandise and holding flags.

1. Catch a Hurricanes game at Sky Stadium

Watch All Blacks Ardie Savea and Richie Mo'unga battle it out on the field. The boys in yellow will take on the Crusaders at Sky Stadium on Saturday 9 April at 4.35pm. Find out more and get your tickets from Ticketek.

If you can’t make Saturday’s game, catch the Hurricanes verses Moana Pasifika at Sky Stadium on Tuesday 12 April, with kick off at 7.05pm. More info and tickets available at Ticketek.

GIVEAWAY! We have a family pass and a double pass to Saturday’s Hurricanes Super Rugby game up for grabs. Visit our Facebook page to be in to win.

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2. Shoot some hoops

Grab some mates and use our Basketball Court finder to find a court near you. From Island Bay to Tawa, all of our outdoor courts are free to use. The indoor courts are low cost and the map will direct you to where you can book them.


3. Book in a social event

Schools and sports clubs often book sports grounds for games and practices, but businesses and community groups can also book them for activities and team-building days. We maintain more than 40 parks. To make a booking visit our website.

We also have a range of sports and recreational facilities. Find one near you using our online map.

4. Climb a peak

Check out our interactive map with 12 recommended peaks around the city. Find out where the best entry point is for each and what sort of climb to expect on your way to the top. Most are suitable for those of average fitness, but if you want more of a challenge there’s information on how to make the hikes a little longer.

Visit our walks and walkways webpage to find out about our accessible and buggy-friendly walks, as well as our top 20 Welly Walks.

5. Get on a roll

There are Council skate parks throughout the city offering local and visiting skaters a range of fun, accessible spaces.

Prefer venturing into the bush on two wheels? Wellington's hilly terrain makes it a great place for mountain biking. Make the most of the many diverse tracks right on our doorstep, or visit the BMX track.