Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Kids give it a try at Narrowneck Beach

February 23, 2006

Kids give it a try at Narrowneck Beach

The world's biggest sporting event for children is coming to North Shore City for the first time - and it's time to get in training.

The Weet-Bix Tryathlon will be held at Devonport's Narrowneck Beach on April 2.

Anyone aged between eight and 15-years-old can enter the tryathlon, which includes a swim, bike and run, either as an individual or as part of a team of two or three.

North Shore City mayor, George Wood, is delighted the council is supporting the event.

"It's great for kids in North Shore City to have the opportunity to take part in the Weet-Bix Tryathlon in their own backyard," he says.

"It's not about coming first, it's about kids having a go and achieving their best result they can - for their own personal satisfaction," says the man who completed a marathon himself.

Supporting the tryathlon also fits in with North Shore City Council's Youth Destinations Plan, and the Auckland Region Physical Activity and Sport Strategy.

The goal is to get young people more active in their leisure time.

"Events like the tryathlon give young people the opportunity to improve their lifestyle and their health, and enjoy themselves while they're doing it," says Mr Wood.

Children who are keen to get in training for the big day can join the Weet-Bix Try Trainer programme at Birkenhead Leisure Centre. It starts on February 27, three times a week for a month.

Every tryathlete registered for the event at Narrowneck Beach on April 2 will get a race pack with everything they need for the event, and afterwards a medal and an official certificate.

To find out more please visit www.northshorecity.govt.nz or to enter online visit www.weet-bix.co.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news