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NZ Paralympic Team have continued winning ways in day 4

Monday, 12 September 2016, 12:10 pm | Paralympics NZ

New Zealand supporters could not have asked for more this morning as both tandem pairings qualified for medal ride off spots early this morning BRT. Emma Foy and Laura Thompson (sighted pilot) today showed true guts and determination to win silver ... More >>

Para-Swimming stars heading to World Championships

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:10 am | Paralympics NZ

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to announce their team for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in July. This follows a stellar week of competition at the Swimming NZ Open Championships where eight Para-Swimmers earned their place ... More >>

Paralympic debut could prove inspirational

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 2:17 pm | Paralympics NZ

New Zealand's adaptive snowboard cross gold medal hopeful Carl Murphy is confident he can shrug off the anguish of an untimely injury and the personal pain of a seriously ill father to strike gold at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. More >>

Team announced for Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 10:00 am | Paralympics NZ

With only 128 days until the start of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to confirm the selection of three top athletes to represent New Zealand at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games in March. The team is a mix of one ... More >>

Paralympics Final Day: Mary Fisher gold is NZ's 17th medal

Monday, 10 September 2012, 9:56 am | Paralympics NZ

Wellington’s wizard in the pool, Mary Fisher produced some pure magic tonight, winning gold in the S11 200 m individual medley and rounding out the New Zealand 2012 campaign with 17 medals. More >>

Wrap of day 9 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Monday, 10 September 2012, 9:55 am | Paralympics NZ

Wellington’s Mary Fisher swiped ten seconds off the Oceania 400 m S11 freestyle record tonight and finished just under 2 seconds off the bronze medal. More >>

Pascoe claims gold for Roly

Friday, 7 September 2012, 11:02 am | Paralympics NZ

Sophie Pascoe clawed one back over arch rival Summer Ashley Mortimer of Canada tonight, leveling up the ledger at 2 Golds a piece, when the 19 year old Kiwi took out the S10 100 m freestyle final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. More >>

Gray and Thompson claim silver to beat Beijing’s 12

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 10:21 am | Paralympics NZ

Southland tandem cyclists Philippa Gray and Laura Thompson were as surprised as anyone to learn they now own the full set of Paralympic medals, claiming silver in the individual B time trail. More >>

Final wrap of day 6 - NZ at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 3:29 pm | Paralympics NZ

Daniel Holt proved that the longer distances in the pool are his forte, qualifying in third for the 400m S13 final and setting an Oceania record of 4:17.63 in the process. Two seconds behind the second qualifier from the Ukraine and fifteen seconds behind ... More >>

A day of calm in London before things heat up again

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:11 pm | Paralympics NZ

Today Rebecca Dubber finished 9th in the S7 100m freestyle. Anthea Gunner 17th in her musical dressage test and in Weymouth the lack of wind haunted the New Zealand SKUD18 crew of Jan Apel and Tim Dempsey who finished 8th in race 3 and last in race ... More >>

Kiwis create Super Sunday in London

Monday, 3 September 2012, 5:23 pm | Paralympics NZ

22-year old Cameron Leslie marched out to the starting blocks with Kiwi band six sixty beating in his ears, the lyrics sing “Rise up, rise up, baby you’re a revolution.” Cameron Leslie tonight stood up and became a revolution, defending the Paralympic ... More >>

2012 Paralympics Day 4 - NZ's first gold medal on tthe track

Monday, 3 September 2012, 9:51 am | Paralympics NZ

Southland's Philippa Gray and Laura Thompson proved Kiwis can fly in the London Velodrome today, claiming gold in the individual B pursuit and pulverising the former world record by nearly 5 seconds in their qualification ride. More >>

2012 Paralympics Day 3 - Pascoe and Fisher add to collection

Monday, 3 September 2012, 9:50 am | Paralympics NZ

Sophie Pascoe is half way there, three medals in three days and she’s not done yet. The 19-year old blitzed the field in her 100m butterfly heat this morning with a world record time of 1:04.97 and returned tonight to be more dominant that ever, ... More >>

2012 Paralympics Day 2 - Results Summary

Monday, 3 September 2012, 9:49 am | Paralympics NZ

A whole lot of firsts for Kiwi Paralympic sailors; Martin throws further than ever before; Big gear equals Bronze for Southland cyclists More >>

Sophie Pascoe beats world record twice, wins gold

Friday, 31 August 2012, 9:46 am | Paralympics NZ

If Sophie Pascoe was wanting to let her actions do the talking at the London 2012 Paralympic Games then the Christchurch kid opened her campaign with an almighty roar, wiping just over half a second off the world record in the 200 metre individual medley ... More >>

McBride seeks glory at Dorney

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 10:42 am | Paralympics NZ

It was almost impossible to sneak through the Olympic rowing village four weeks ago without bumping into a Kiwi. Black singlet-wearing athletes and Rowing New Zealand’s support staff littered the temporary compound. More >>

Experience never gets old for two kiwi Paralympians

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 10:41 am | Paralympics NZ

Peter Martin and Tim Prendergast might be about to compete in their fourth Paralympic Games in London, but the excitement and enormity of such an occasion is yet to grow old for the duo who make up two thirds of the countries athletics contingent. More >>

Youngest ever kiwi Paralympian looking to make a name

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 10:40 am | Paralympics NZ

It’s an easy bow to draw suggesting Paralympic swimmer Nikita Howarth could be the next Sophie Pascoe, but if the young 13 year old from Cambridge has anything to do with it at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, you’ll remember her for being ... More >>

Support for New Zealand team from Prime Minister

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 10:38 am | Paralympics NZ

The New Zealand Paralympic Games Team have received an overwhelming level of support with messages being sent from all over New Zealand. We would like to share with you a letter sent from Prime Minister John Key to show his support to the team. More >>

NZ Equestrian Team Named For London 2012 Paralympic Games

Thursday, 12 April 2012, 11:18 am | Paralympics NZ

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) have today named the first two athletes to represent the nation at the coming London 2012 Paralympic Games. More >>