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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, […]

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 […]

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