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

 


Record entries for State La Grande Swim in Akaroa

Tuesday 18 February 2014

A record 900 people have entered the third annual State La Grande Swim being held on 22 February in Akaroa.

The city’s largest open sea swimming event, which has outstripped last year’s 800 entries, aims to promote safe swimming at beaches and waterways. It features four races with a morning of fun family activities. All entrants get free swim caps, beach towels and goodie bags.

“The response this season was fantastic,” says Scott Rice, Event Director of State NZ Ocean Swim Series. “Christchurch people have really got behind it this year and we were inundated with swimmers wanting to raise the bar on their personal distances.”

Rice says there is still time to enter the event even though Track My Swim is now closed. Entry, location and time details are on: www.oceanswim.co.nz

The Christchurch City Council helped entrants train at its Jellie Park, Pioneer and Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centres in its ‘Track My Swim’ programme. Pool staff tracked the laps swimmers completed and totalled the distances. Winners of the draws were:

Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre

Swim to Akaroa Prize Pack - Steve Robinson, Swim to Little River Prize Pack - Michael Carter, Swim to Tai Tapu Prize Pack - Bill Morrison. Winner of the Blueseventy Wetsuit - Gemma Franklin.

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre

Swim to Akaroa Prize Pack - Ross Verry, Swim to Little River Prize Pack - Bevan Tillard, Swim to Tai Tapu Prize Pack - Natalie Elms. Winner of the Blueseventy Wetsuit - Ross Pearson.

Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre

Swim to Akaroa - Pete Maynard, Swim to Little River - Charlotte Verity, Swim to Tai Tapu - Amanda Cairns. Winner of the Blueseventy Wetsuit - Nigel Shatford.

This is the third year Akaroa has hosted the State La Grande Swim, which is the fourth event in the State NZ Ocean Swim series of six swims nationwide.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced today that she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Bikes: Nats Plan $100 Million For Urban Cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres. More>>

ALSO:

New Tax Bracket, Child Poverty Fund: Greens Launch Billion Dollar Plan To Reduce Child Poverty

The Green Party has launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand. The details of the plan were released at the party’s campaign launch in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news