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New state of the art kiwi hatching facility opens at Wairakei Golf Course

POSTED ON December 3, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

A new state-of-the-art kiwi-hatching facility, opening today, will dramatically ramp up kiwi numbers in the fight to save the birds from extinction. The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow, located within the world-class Wairakei Golf Course, north of Taupō, is the only incubation facility in New Zealand inside a predator-free area. The...

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Vietnam Golf Clubs to Quit Grasping at Straws

POSTED ON November 24, 2019 @ 9:28 am

Laguna Golf Lang Co and other members of the Vietnam Golf Coast (VGC) are in the process of completely phasing out single-use plastics after reaching their final straw with the environmentally corrosive material. The best signature golf courses in Central Vietnam joined forces earlier this year as part of the...

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Superstar panel to entertain at the Schweppes National Conference Dinner

POSTED ON August 8, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

As part of the 2019 GMA National Conference, the Schweppes Dinner will be held on Tuesday 8th October in the MCC Dining Room.  As such, GMA and Schweppes are delighted to announce an outstanding ‘Achieving Excellence’ panel which has been assembled as part of the entertainment on the night.  ...

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The Open Leading the Way in Removing Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

POSTED ON June 7, 2019 @ 12:37 pm

The Open will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles in a move supported by the United Nations. The Open Water initiative has been developed with Bluewater – the leading global innovator in drinking water solutions – to deliver a pioneering new...

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Whangaparaoa golfers shaken after being shot at while out on the green

POSTED ON June 6, 2019 @ 3:57 am

Whangaparaoa Golf Club members are on high alert after four players were repeatedly shot at while out on the course, forcing them to take cover behind a bank. Numerous shots were fired at the foursome while they were playing the fourth hole at around 4pm last Friday, the north Auckland...

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Ausplay releases state of golf participation and engagement report

POSTED ON May 8, 2019 @ 3:03 pm

Earlier this week a golf focused report on driving participation and engagement was released. The AusPlay Survey (AusPlay) is a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by Sport Australia. The State of Play Report has been designed to deliver a single sport snapshot, to help identify trends...

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There be DEMONS – by Gregg Patterson

POSTED ON May 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am

You’re a wanna be general manager.  You know G.M.’ing will be different than Assistant Manager-ing—–that there’ll be Demons chasing you, making life miserable, making you sweat, tremble and shout out in anger.  You’ve been told there’ll be traumas aplenty, that you’ll experience wide awake “3 A.M. moments”, that you’ll wear...

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