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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 […]

Water sports in New Zealand and The Americas Cup

Water sports in New Zealand and The Americas Cup

Being a country that is made up of two major land masses it is hardly surprising that water sports are very popular in New Zealand. Sailing, canoeing, rowing, and swimming are sports that are popular, and New Zealand has been successful in international competition in them over the years. Rowing There are 65 rowing clubs […]

New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League

It is quite interesting looking at the Rugby League because while there is no doubts that it plays the supporting role to the Rugby Union, the national Rugby League side is currently the second best team in the world.  The All Blacks are seen as the sports team of New Zealand, but this has not […]

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