Lockdown’s Lessening Sees Horse Racing Return

The financially beleaguered Horse Racing industry has finally been able to reopen after suffering through months of lockdown along with the rest of us. It leads the return of organised sports in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. A Harness Racing meet recently unfolded, albeit without fans, at ….

A Delicate Balance Required for NZ Cricket

New Zealand Cricket will have to play a balancing act when it comes to the calendar for Domestic Cricket if the Indian Premier League ends up being held later on this year. Ish Sodhi, a current International player, is the Rajasthan Royals’ Spin Bowling Consultant, and has commented on the ….

NZ Super Rugby Resume Training Post-COVID-19

Kiwi’s Super Rugby players are set to start what coaches are calling a second pre-season on the 25th of May. They’re able to return to training thanks to health and travel restrictions being relaxed in the wake of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown efforts to contain it. ….

NZ Politician Teases Wallabies Over COVID-19 Break

New Zealand Sports and Finance Minister Grant Robinson had a cheeky remark at the ready for the Wallabies before he began talking about whether the Bledisloe Cup will happen this year. He explained that leaders on both sides of the Tasman are doing what they can to lift travel restrictions ….

NZ Sports to Receive Millions in Recovery Package

Sport in New Zealand will soon be getting government backing in the form of millions and millions of dollars. It’s to assist in its recovery from the lockdown brought to bear trying to contain the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and will be rolled out in three stages. NZ Finance Minister Grant ….

McKean Wants to Pick a Fight With Parker

Demsey McKean, the unbeaten Australian Heavyweight fighter, seems to think he has the style and the size to beat New Zealander Joseph Parker as talks heat up about a trans-Tasman resumption of Boxing. David Higgins, Parker’s Manager, and promoters from Britain’s Matchroom Boxing are eager to take advantage of the ….

Boxing & Martial Arts Gyms Reopen With Restrictions

Security measures like keeping their equipment spotlessly clean and totally separated and minimising contact between people are being undertaken as Gyms offering Martial Arts and Boxing reopen under Alert Level 2. Palmerston North’s Snapback Boxing, which counts children and vulnerable youth among its clientele, is one of the many gyms ….

Joseph Parker Set for NZ Return in August

New Zealand Boxing’s Joseph Parker is set to return to New Zealand in August this year. The Heavyweight will be fighting for a select live audience in a fight to help launch the DAZN streaming service in our country. Parker’s Manager, David Higgins, has been working on the upcoming event ….

Cartwright Stood Down After Refusing Shot

Enormous efforts are being made by the National Rugby League (NRL) to get some sort of action going, even as the world health crisis persists. As a precautionary measure, the organisation insisted that all three Queensland clubs receive a flu vaccination, adding that it was compulsory for every player, before ….

Professional Sport Given the OK at Alert Level 2

Professional sportsmen and women will be able to resume their day jobs, as it were, when New Zealand goes down from Alert Level Three to Alert Level Two. But the exact date for the return of Super Rugby and Netball’s ANZ Premiership remains unknown. The government is set to decide ….