The Most Popular Sports in New Zealand

The Most Popular Sports in New Zealand

New Zealand is not shy when it comes to physically intensive and sometimes downright dangerous sports. The sports culture in New Zealand is largely inherited from the colonial past, but the locals have managed to really make much of it their own, becoming world-renowned in many disciplines. Rugby A well-loved sport in most Commonwealth countries, […]

How to Start Playing Field Hockey in New Zealand

How to Start Playing Field Hockey in New Zealand

Field hockey is incredibly popular in New Zealand and it is estimated that over eighty thousand people of all ages play hockey in the country. There are actually two variations that are available, summer and winter. The highly popular Small Sticks development program of 2017 was rolled out to an amazing seventy thousand school kids […]

Is New Zealand a Serious Option for the Commonwealth Games?

Is New Zealand a Serious Option for the Commonwealth Games?

In some quarters it has been muted that New Zealand could be a serious contender to hold the Commonwealth Games in 2026. Auckland silenced doubters in 1990 that they could cope with holding an event of such magnitude, as it turned out to be a great success. But nearly three decades later is it time […]

How the Maoris Influenced New Zealand Sport

How the Maoris Influenced New Zealand Sport

Recently a leading sports historian commented that the New Zealand Rugby Team would not as be as feared or powerful today had it not been for the influence of the Maori peoples. And this comment has been endorsed by Ron Palenski who is the director of the New Zealand Hall of Fame, who said that […]

The 5 Best Ever Cricketers from New Zealand

The 5 Best Ever Cricketers from New Zealand

New Zealand as a cricketing nation has never really challenged the world great teams on a consistent basis. Australia, West Indies, England, India and Pakistan have scooped up the major prizes in world cricket. However, New Zealand has produced some of the best players that have ever played cricket, and now we celebrate them. Sir […]

New Zealand in International Sporting Events

New Zealand in International Sporting Events

Despite its remote location and comparatively small population size, New Zealand certainly makes its presence felt on the international sporting stage. The most obvious place to see the country’s sporting prowess is in rugby with national teams the All Blacks and the Kiwis. However, it also has accomplished athletes in disciplines as diverse as kayaking, […]

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