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Join us for the next Sport Wellington Buggy Walk on Thursday 4 June at Government House! While access to Government House is generally limited to pre-arranged tours, buggy walkers are invited inside the gates to stroll through the grounds that play host to a number of Wellington’s exclusive visitors. Some of the walk will take place on the flat gardens before venturing up the picturesque, shrubbery lined hillside. The track will cover a mixture of sealed walkways and grass, with slight inclines in some areas. Check out www.buggywalk.co.nz for more info.

THE DECISION IS YOURS! We need your help to decide the winner of the 2015 The Dominion Post Sports Personality of the Year Award, to be announced at The Sportsperson of the Year Awards on Thursday, 4 June. Voting closes 10am tomorrow, get your vote in now!

The decision is yours! Vote for your favourite Wellington Sports Personality of the Year now! http://t.co/juHhlvZKty #WgtnSPOY

This article features a bit of background and some interesting facts on tennis great, Kate Nunneley. Nunneley was inducted into the Sports Legends of Wellington Hall of Fame, in 2012. This award recognises Wellington icons of sport who have made an outstanding contribution as an athlete. Once inducted, Legends are displayed on a plaque in their honour at ASB Sports Centre. Come along to this years Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards to find out who this years inductees are! Info at wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Steinlager Sportsman of the Year category for the 2015 Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Grant Elliott - Wellington Firebirds James Hunter – Wellington Rowing Club Nick Willis - Lower Hutt Athletics Club Dane Coles - Hurricanes Wellington Lions Poneke Rugby Club Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Wither Hills Sportswoman of the Year category for the 2015 Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Samantha Lee - Capital Swim Club Erin-Monique O'Brien – Petone Rowing Club Mary Fisher – Capital Swim Club Julianne Alvarez – Manor Park Golf Club Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in Pelorus House - Sports Trust Disabled Sportsperson of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Mary Fisher – Capital Swim Club Violet Coates - Lawn Bowls Kate Horan - Para-Cycling Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Pak n Save Kilbirnie Club of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Kapiti Coast United Football Club Olympic Harriers Petone Rowing Club Wellington Rowing Club Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Gibson Sheat Coach of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Peter Housiaux – Otaki canoe polo club Ernie Merrick – Wellington Phoenix FC Mike Ritchie – Athletics Wellington Jamie Siddons - Wellington Firebirds Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Hiremaster Event and Party Team of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Cansurvive Dragon Boat Team Wellington Firebirds Wellington Saints Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Wellington City Council Emerging Sportswoman of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Julianne Alvarez – Manor Park Golf Club Amelia Kerr – Wellington Blaze Phoebe Edwards – Athletics Wellington Katarina Whata-Simpkins – New Zealand Rugby Union Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the Wellington City Council Emerging Sportsman of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Daniel Hillier – Manor Park Golf Club Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa – Wellington Saints Tim Robertson. – Orienteering NZ Joe Wright – Wellington Rowing Club Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

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Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) Volunteer of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Dave Gillespie – Taita District Cricket Club Geoff Henry – Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Sue Smart – Tawa Swimming Club Rama Smith – Athletics Wellington Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

Sport Wellington congratulates the following finalists in the BDO New Zealand Official of the Year category for the 2015 Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards: Lucy Townend – Kapiti Hockey Club Kathy Cross – Cricket Wellington Jim McIlroy – Athletics Wellington Mike Fraser – New Zealand Rugby Union Come and celebrate with our finalists, Thursday 4 June at TSB Bank Arena. Visit www.wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz for details.

JOB VACANCIES

Latest vacancies within the Wellington Region in the Sport and Recreation industry are shown in the left hand list, and all open sport and rec vacancies that have been submitted to this site can be found below.

How to submit a vacancy

If your vacancy is for the Sport and Rec industry within New Zealand you can send it to us and we will post it for free on our site.  Email the following information to info@sportwellington.org.nz and we will post your vacancies within two working days:

* Job title, and organisation name
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* Copy of Position Description
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* Contact email, telephone number and/or postal address – for the applicant to contact you & submit their application
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CURRENT VACANCIES

Community Hockey Manager

Capital Hockey

Application Close Date: 12 June 2015

Capital Performance Manager

Capital Hockey

Application Close Date: 12 June 2015

Project and Evaluation Senior Advisor

Sport Wellington

Application Close Date: 7 June 2015

Volunteer Strategy Senior Advisor

Sport Wellington

Application Close Date: 7 June 2015

Communications Manager

Triathlon New Zealand

Application Close Date:

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