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


New Zealand’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Champs

New Zealand’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Champs
Beach Beats & BBQs - Boxing Day Races at Ellerslie

It’s one place where New Zealanders are world class at cricket. The beach.

So New Zealand ’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Championship is being launched at Ellerslie’s first ever Beach Beats & BBQs infield event… part of the new look The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival Boxing Day Races.

180 tonnes of sand have been delivered to the Ellerslie infield and shaped into a 2,000 square metre cricket oval, creating the perfect pitch for one of New Zealand ’s favourite traditions, a beach cricket tournament.

16 fiercely competitive teams will take to the pitch and batsmen will need to go large and channel Lance Cairns and his one handed 6’s to be in with a shot of taking out New Zealand’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Champs.

A beach isn’t a beach without water so Ellerslie has also trucked in 12,000 litres of water for competitors and spectators to cool off in during the day.

Themed bars will add to the festive mix and racing revellers are encouraged to bring sausages and steak to cook up on New Zealand ’s Longest Gas BBQ.

Those after a more chilled out experience can picnic in the sun while enjoying some of the best local music talent, with unplugged performances from the likes of Jessie Gurunathan and James Reid.

As well as food, punters are more than welcome to bring along unopened non-alcoholic beverages into public areas oncourse, however as Ellerslie is no longer a BYO alcohol venue, reasonably-priced alcohol will be available for purchase from one of the many bars oncourse.

To find out more about Ellerslie’s Beach Beats and BBQs at Ellerslie’s Boxing Day races visit www.ellerslieracedays.co.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Claims About The CPTPP

As a Tufts study usefully explained, some of the basic mechanisms of the original TPP (and the CCTPP is not radically different in this respect) would – in practice – contribute to income inequality, by further tilting the existing imbalance between those reliant on profit-taking as a source of income, and those reliant on wages...

Under the original TPP deal, the Tufts team estimated, 5,000 jobs would have been lost across New Zealand. More>>


Growing The Regions: Provincial Growth Fund Open For Business

The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. ... More>>


22/2: Earthquake Memorial Service In Christchurch

"The theme of this year's service, 'Keeping their dreams alive" helps us look back at all that we've lost with a sense of hope and aspiration for the future,'' says the Mayor. "It also helps us to recall all those who came to our rescue and those who offered support at our time of need and what that meant to us." More>>


Submissions Closing: Mangroves Bill 'Designed To Bypass RMA'

Forest & Bird is releasing emails which show the Mangroves Management Bill is intended to completely override the safeguards of the Resource Management Act (RMA). More>>


EQC Shakeup: Chair Of Earthquake Commission Has Resigned

The Chair of the Earthquake Commission, Sir Maarten Wevers, has resigned following receipt of a letter from Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Dr Megan Woods expressing her displeasure with the performance of the Commission ... More>>


NZer Of the Year: Gender Pay Equity Activist, Kristine Bartlett – A Brilliant Choice

National Council of Women (NCWNZ) CEO and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Dr Gill Greer says she’s delighted with news that equal pay champion, Kristine Bartlett, has been named New Zealander of the Year . More>>


Perceived Transparency: New Zealand #1 Least Corrupt Public Sector In The World

New Zealand's public sector is ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally today. More>>


Reviews: Three-Year Work Programme For Education

The work programme includes the NCEA review, a review of Tomorrow’s Schools, developing a future-focused Education Workforce Strategy, a continuous focus on raising achievement for Māori and Pasifika learners, an action plan for learning support, an early learning strategic plan, a comprehensive review of school property. More>>





Featured InfoPages