Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Athletics NZ is taking the meet to the street


Athletics New Zealand is flipping the script on traditional athletics meets on Wednesday 6th March, with Olympic and Commonwealth medallists Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney, along with a host of top New Zealand and International shot put and pole vault athletes, competing in the streets of Christchurch.

The Lincoln University Street Athletics Festival will take place in the Christchurch Casino Carpark and is a free public event.

Athletics New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Pfitzinger said this will be the first time both street pole vault and shot put have been hosted together in the city. “Crowds can witness the skill, power and athleticism of the some of the world’s best athletes from just metres away. There is truly nothing like it.”

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie said the University was very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Athletics New Zealand and bring the Lincoln University Street Athletics festival to Christchurch, and added that the University is also a supporting partner of the 2019 Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships, which will be hosted in Christchurch on March 08-10.

He said Lincoln has a strong sport and recreation programme as well as a high-performing sports scholarship programme so there were natural connections there.

“But the events also speak to what we do at Lincoln, of growing futures and opportunities, and our students themselves, through striving to achieve and perform on the highest stages, like world champion shot-putter Tom Walsh.”



The Christchurch community is encouraged to head along and take in the festival vibe. There will be food trucks and drinks, giveaways, music and family-friendly activities. Enjoy a free evening of athletics in the heart of the city.

The athletes will be in Christchurch warming up for the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships, which will take place from 8th to 10th March Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Bach And Ellington

The NZSO’s Shed Series returned for 2019 with the aptly titled REBIRTH at Shed 6 on Friday 8th. This theme dealt with the way in which music constantly evolves and changes, with styles and musical periods reborn in completely new and different ways. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça Colette!

Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life. More>>

Wellington Repertory Theatre: New Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Payhouse,” says Oliver Mander, WRT’s President. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Revenants - They Shall Not Grow Old

Jackson has toiled laboriously in the trenches of the digital revolution for decades, with his two turgid Tolkien trilogies constantly pushing the envelope in terms of computer-generated entertainment and providing his latest project with sufficient combat experience to warrant serious Oscar consideration for its remarkable technical achievements. More>>


Unseen Let It Be Footage: Peter Jackson Making "The Ultimate Beatles Film"

Jackson's new film will be compiled from fifty-five hours of never-released studio footage of The Beatles recording their final album Let It Be in January 1969. More>>


NZCT Grants More Than $150,000 to Community Sports

NZCT has approved grants to the Tauranga Boxing Academy, provided a new lease of life to old yachts, benefitted sports at Tiniroto School, and helped to upgrade Christchurch City BMX Club track. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland