Four New Members for the IESF and NZ Recognition

The International eSports Federation recently announced new member federations from Ukraine, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Colombia. The New Zealand arm was already a member but has now also been confirmed as the national organisation for eSports in this country. While the IESF currently includes 56 nations, the political landscape for the ….

NZ Esports Federation Gets National Recognition

After being assessed by Sport New Zealand, the NZ Esports Federation has been named as this country’s national esports sporting organisation. After the four-year process, we’ve become the first country in the world to have a national body like this. Thanks to their new-found recognition, the NZESF now has clarity ….

Coles Feels Pay Cuts for All Blacks Inevitable

Dane Coles, Hooker for the All Blacks, is taking the likelihood of him and his teammates seeing their wages reduced on the chin. This is in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis that has prematurely ended the Super Rugby season, seen the Olympic Games postponed, and brought the global ….

NZ Rugby Suspended Indefinitely

New Zealand Rugby has been suspended for the foreseeable future. The news comes in the wake of the Government’s announcement that the country will go into lockdown on Wednesday the 25th of March and will remain so for four weeks. All our teams will stop training, but there has, as ….

Mass Gathering Ban Hits NZ Sport Hard

The latest governmental announcement has struck terror into the hearts of the New Zealand sports industry. And NZ Rugby’s fledgling plans to replace the suspended Super Rugby season are dead in the water. Health Minister David Clark has announced that, for the foreseeable future, mass gatherings are to be limited ….

COVID-19 Recovery Package Proposed by Robertson

New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson has assigned our country’s main representative sports bodies the task of creating a Recovery plan as the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on sport at every level. This news comes as the Super Rugby 2020 season gets suspended, Black Caps’ Cricket games get ….

NZ Travel Restrictions’ Affect on Sport

The sports world in New Zealand is being hard hit by the travel restrictions that have been instituted to try to deal with the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. The Warriors and Wellington Phoenix teams may soon be the only squads competing internationally for some time. The National ….

Kiwi Boxer Calls Coronavirus A Hoax

Anthony Mundine has earned himself a reputation for being straightforward inside and outside the Boxing ring and he’s wading into the coronavirus COVID-19 issue with guns blazing, saying that there’s a new world order unfolding and that this disease is fake. The 44-year old has made some pretty weird comments ….

Nyika Qualifies for Tokyo Olympic Games

The goal that David Nyika has held close to his heart for many years now has finally been achieved. The Heavyweight hitter from Hamilton has just qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games and is the first male boxer from New Zealand to do so in the last 16 years. ….

English Experience Helped Smith Make Her Mark

Horses played a huge role in her life and the three years that Donna Smith spent in England working and associating with some of the sport’s biggest names were invaluable, says her recent widower, Mike. New Zealand’s equestrian circles and those around the world were left deeply saddened by her ….