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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University Students Association. Volume 40, Number 3. March 14, 1977.


After 5 long years of waiting it's Happening Again! Victoria is holding the NZ Universities Summer Tournament this Easter.

Not since 1972 has such an event hit Victoria. This year the Organizing Committee expects about 1000 sports persons to converge on the capital for this gala sporting and social event. Already there are indications that this will be the best attended Easter Tournament ever. Perhaps because of Wellington's central location, perhaps because of an upsurge of interest in University Sport, but whatever the cause its clear that this tournament will live long in everyone's memories.

The events will be spread all around Wellington from the fullbore shooting at Trentham to the volleyball at Porirua and the athletics at Newtown Park.

The full list includes:—
  • Water Polo at Thorndon & Freyberg Pools
  • Yachting at Evans Bay
  • Snooker
  • Tennis at Central Park
  • Cricket at Karori Park
  • Rowing on the Harbour
  • Drinking at the University.

This means that at any one time spectators will have any of 10 simultaneously occurring sports events to choose from, at locations all over the Greater Wellington area.

Transport and accommodation for the athelic could be big problem, but the organisers have come up with an ingenious solution.