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Cup thriller decided by penalty shootout

Sunday Blazers – 4 , North Wellington – 4 (Sunday Blazers win 5-3 on penalties) Wellington College, September 16 2018 Sunday Blazers has won the Wellington Sunday Football League Cup, beating defending champions North Wellington on penalties in a thrilling matchup that came down to the wire. The match looked […]

Los Blazeros blown away by Zazaspor

Los Blazeros – 0, Zazaspor – 7 Te Whaea Artificial Turf, Wellington, May 20 2018 Zazaspor is relishing another Wellington Sunday Football League Division Two victory after Los Blazeros became the team’s latest victim in a 7-0 win at Te Whaea in Newtown. With a strong breeze at their backs […]

Before the threshold

Marist (Wellington) 0 Seatoun 4 Chatham Cup Preliminary Round Tuesday 25 April 2017 Kilbirnie Park Words by Phil Clayton. Goal highlights from @kiwibardy Photographs (and their captions) of this match by Michael Welsh (Dr yomcat shoots). A Chatham Cup clash between two previous Cup winners. Seatoun won the Cup in […]

All’s Welly that ends Welly

New Zealand 2, Fiji 0 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, March 28 2017 [Special thanks to Cameron McIntosh (Photomac) for supplying all photos of this game.] My employer sends me to Wellington at least four or five times a year and, as a general rule, these trips seem specially formulated to occur […]

Scarves on Statues – Katherine Mansfield

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] Katherine Mansfield was arguably New Zealand’s best ever writer. She was born in Wellington (where this marvellous statue stands) in 1888 and died tragically young in France in 1923 of tuberculosis. In her short life, she managed to achieve a great […]

Auckland or Wellington?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips! New Zealand has shed blood and brain tissue, squeaked past the great powerhouse of international football that is New Caledonia, and made it to the last hurdle – a two legged playoff with the fourth best North and Central American team for a coveted […]