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NZ Rep Self-Nominations open PDF Print E-mail
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3 Feb 2015 – The New Zealand Curling Association invites self-nomination from all athletes who wish to be considered for selection to a National Curling team for the 2015-16 season.

Contenders must complete and return this form to NZCA Secretary Murray Petherick by Friday 27 March 2015 immediately.

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Nominations open for Youth Olympic Games PDF Print E-mail
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1 Jan 2015 – The 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lillehammer, Norway, from 12 to 21 February 2016.

New Zealand Curling Association (NZCA) wishes to have a curling team participate in the Games and in order to meet the nomination and selection timelines set by the New Zealand Olympic Committee Inc (NZOC) the process must begin in the next few weeks.

Athlete applications and support staff applications must be received by 27 March 2015 immediately.

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A Curling Rink for Auckland PDF Print E-mail
Read the full feasibility study

15 Mar 2015 – Auckland Curling needs your help to make a submission to Council's 10 Year Plan for a curling rink in our city to become a reality. We need a place to build.

Submissions close at 4pm this Monday 16 March. Read more below to see how to make a submission.

A feasibility study into a combined ice and indoor sports complex on Auckland's North Shore has just been completed. This report was largely funded by an Auckland Council grant to Auckland Curling, acting on behalf of the Harbour Ice and Indoor Sports Stadium group.

The report identifies a way for Auckland Curling to establish a dedicated curling rink in the city with minimum capital outlay, working in conjunction with Council and WCF.

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Audi quattro Winter Games programme confirmed PDF Print E-mail
2013 Mixed Doubles

5 Mar 2015 – Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 will feature a packed 10-day programme of world class sporting action this August, including two 'super weekends' with either a FIS Freestyle Skiing or Snowboard World Cup at Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka every Saturday and Sunday.

The Games begin with a gala opening ceremony in Queenstown on Friday 21st August. The FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Halfpipe finals the following day should see New Zealand's Janina Kuzma, currently ranked world number one woman in freeski halfpipe, and Wanaka's four Wells brothers Jossi (fourth at last year's Sochi Winter Olympics), Byron, Beau-James and Jackson competing for glory.

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Summer Spiel opens 2015 season PDF Print E-mail
2015 Summerspiel winners
Winners L-R: Simon Neilson, Dave Greer, Nelson Ede, Peter Becker

23 Feb 2015 – The summer bonspiel made a comeback at Dunedin Ice Stadium over the weekend.

The bonspiel is a relaxed event designed to bring curlers of all types and ages together and this year's event was described by organiser Dan Mustapic as a great success. "It was good to see hack, stick and crampet curlers competing together, from Auckland, Wellington and the south" said Mustapic, a member of the New Zealand team that attended the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Korea triumphant at 2014 PAJCCs PDF Print E-mail
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Korea men beat China 5-4.
Photo: Ashleigh Smith / NZCA

24 Jan 2015 – New Zealand's Women secured the bronze medal on the final day of competition at the Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships 2015 in Naseby, Central Otago.

Korea’s Men and Women have qualified for the World Junior Curling Championships after their wins in the gold medal games

Both Korean side won semi-finals earlier in the day to face China. The Chinese sides had direct entry into the final after topping their round robin leaderboards.

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New World Anti-Doping Code PDF Print E-mail
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29 Dec 2014 – A new World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) will come into effect from 1 January 2015, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has just published an Athlete Reference Guide to the new code.

"It is important for curlers to understand that this affects them just as it does other top-level athletes," said Darren Carson, convenor of selectors for New Zealand Curling.

"We know our athletes respect both the spirit of curling and their own well-being," he continued. "But the new code essentially says ignorance is no excuse, and inadvertent breaches will also be dealt with strictly."

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NZ sides 4th in US Curling Grand Prix PDF Print E-mail
Curling Night in America
Plenty of local support (Photo USCA)

8 Dec 2014 – The harsh reality of the World Curling Federation's updated world rankings hit home for New Zealand's Curling teams at the just-completed US Curling Grand Prix.

The made-for-TV event featured Men's and Women's rinks from the USA, China, Japan, and New Zealand competing at Minnesota's Fogerty Arena, home of the Four Seasons Curling Club.

The Kiwi sides were the lowest-ranked there, and both finished true to their rankings at the tail of the field – but there were some encouraging moments in their tournament. The Chinese sides, both highest-ranked at 5th in the world, won both events.

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