New Zealand in the Olympics

New Zealand in the Olympics

It is no secret that the Olympic games are the ultimate dream for most sportsmen and sportswomen. This event, which dates back to 8th century BC, started off as a form of entertainment for the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and gradually became an inseparable part of our society. It takes place every four years and […]

The Haka – Explaining The Important NZ Rugby Ritual

The Haka – Explaining The Important NZ Rugby Ritual

The Haka, a type of ancient Maori dance which is commonly used when groups band together in peace or on a battlefield. The Haka is expressed through a variety of gestures and facial expressions that the performers display. When the Haka is performed, it demonstrates the group or tribe’s unity, strength and togetherness. The gestures […]

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 […]

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