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DANSS WellingtonDance Sport

By DANSS Wellington, New Zealand
Sunday 13 March 2011, 2 pm ? 9:30 pm
Wellington Old Town Hall

Spectator Admission: $14.99 at the door.

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International Same-Sex Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American Dance Competition in Wellington in 2011.

Bright sequinned dresses and elegant ballroom tails will make this event THE GLAMOUR EVENT of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames 2010 ? think TV?s ?Dancing With the Stars? gone PURPLE!

Dancers of all levels ? from beginners to the highly experienced ? will shimmy, chasse and spin across the floor of the beautiful Wellington town hall on 13 March 2010. The dancing will be graceful and elegant, sexy and spectacular ? so come and be inspired by the high energy and skill of New Zealand and international same-sex Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin dancers.

Roller Derby TrainingRoller Derby

By Richter City Roller Derby
Venue & Dates: TBA

Established in 2007, Richter City Roller Derby (RCRD) has taken the Wellington sports calendar by storm! Wellingtonians of all walks of life turn out to support RCRD ? women of real shapes and sizes who give new life to the sport of roller derby.

RCRD bouts take place in the TSB Bank Arena, and with over 5,000 tickets sold in 2010, they demonstrate the growing appetite for this fast and edgy sport.

The first Trans-Tasman bout in Wellington will take place during the Outgames.

Tickets will be available soon. While you wait, get your roller derby fix at the next bout or friend RCRD on facebook.

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Oriental Bay, Wellington
Friday 18th March 2011
8.30am Onwards ? Various Programme

Contact Peter Boyd at

New Zealand?s coast line has long been a major part of our culture. Come enjoy what Wellington has to offer as a harbour city with a fun filled day of sand and water activities for all ages.

Kicking the day off with a sea swim, action packed activities such as Waka Ama (outrigger canoeing), sailing, kayaking, scuba diving and beach side swimming will be on offer throughout the day.

For those a little less water enthusiastic, there will be a number of beach activities from sand castle competitions, picnics, relaxing in the sand and much more. This day is the perfect opportunity to just relax, have fun and catch up with friends and family.

Watch this space for more information on activities planned for the day and registration for offsite water activities.

Sea Swim
8.30am ? 10am
Oriental Bay

Start the day with a refreshing sea swim in Wellington?s harbour. Enter on the day to participate in a 1800m or 1000m swim out from Oriental Bay beach.

More Details coming soon.

Scuba Diving

Scuba dive in one of the beautiful locations around wellington with those that know the wellington coast the best.

Watch this space for registration and price details coming soon.

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1pm ? 3pm
Oriental Bay
Cost $10 per person

Contact Eve at

Waka ama otherwise known as Outrigger Conoeing is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand and the Pacific. We invite you to come and have a go.

The waka ama is a long canoe with an outrigger that balances the boat on the water. There are six paddles in each canoe paddling on opposite sides. For those who have not paddled before we have a group of experienced paddlers who will introduce you to the sport of waka ama and take you out for a gentle paddle on the harbour. For those of you who are experienced paddlers we will organise some fun racing events.

To find out more and book a space in the waka contact Eve at
Payment to be made on the day.

Sail Wellington Harbour
10am ? 12noon
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club

103 Oriental Parade, Wellington
Cost $50 for a 2 hour sail

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Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club ? Harbour Sails

Get yourself out on the water to make the most use of Wellington?s beautiful harbour.

RPNYC Academy instructors will provide the boat, the gear and the experience to allow you to see Wellington from a new perspective?.all you need is your sense of adventure.

There will be two options, either:

Sailing Photo 2small.JPGOption 1. Take a leisurely cruise around the harbour, leaving from Oriental Bay, around the sanctuary of Matiu (Somes) Island and over the northern shores of Petone and Eastbourne.


Sailing Photo 1small.jpgOption 2. Join in a fun race in the middle of a harbour for those who are a bit more adventurous and like a challenge.

Book now though, there are a maximum of 49 places over the seven boats.

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Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club ? Harbour Sails

For all further inquires, please contact Peter Boyd at

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Registration for the Outgames now open