April 2018 Sports update – part 2

April 2018 Sports update – part 2

April has seen New Zealand competing in the Commonwealth Games which finished on the 15th of the month on the Gold Coast in Australia. The country took 252 athletes, returning home with 15 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 15 bronze medals. There were a few surprise medalist as well as a couple of competitors […]

April 2018 Sports update – part 1

April 2018 Sports update – part 1

The last 6 months of sports in New Zealand has seen many fine performances from the nation’s teams and individuals. There are, of course, times when the results have not been so positive, but that is the nature of sport and every team in the world gets to experience the taste of defeat. The case […]

Rugby Union in New Zealand – Part 2

Rugby Union in New Zealand – Part 2

Rugby in New Zealand is seen as reflecting the journey of the country from a British colony to a pluralistic Pacific nation. The Maoris were playing rugby before the British arrived to set up a colony, and nowadays one in every seven New Zealanders can trace their heritage back to the indigenous population. That is […]

Rugby Union in New Zealand – Part 1

Rugby Union in New Zealand – Part 1

Rugby Union in many people’s eyes around the world is symbolic of New Zealand and its culture and this goes hand in hand. As soon as people mention the country, an image of the All Blacks is never far away and this has been welcomed by New Zealand and its public. The first New Zealand […]

Extreme Sports and Recreational Activities

Extreme Sports and Recreational Activities

Not every New Zealander likes to participate in competitive sports, but with an abundance of amazing outdoor locations many people like to take part in other types of physical activities. Extreme Sports Extreme sports are seen as leisure activities with an element of risk. With New Zealand’s fast flowing rivers, glaciated landscapes, endless coastlines and […]

New Zealand’s Sportswomen

New Zealand’s Sportswomen

At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, New Zealand selected more women than men, and by the end of the Games, eleven women claimed medals compared to the men’s eight. In a society where that national team is the All Blacks it is still reassuring that women are still producing world class performances. Rugby Union The […]

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