The Mount Smart Stadium in Penrose has presented a range of not just acclaimed international athletes but performing artists as well. But in September 2020, it will be delivering something brand-new. Organisers have just announced that the stadium will be hosting a special racecourse when Rally New Zealand returns later ….
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Athletics New Zealand and the City Council of Christchurch have signed an agreement to develop a 20-metre by 30-metre facility for Indoor Throwing and Strength Training. It will be situated on the site of the city’s Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, a feature which is line with the original idea ….
Israel Adesanya is the new World Champion Mixed Martial Arts fighter and is enjoying his introduction into the world of elite athletes in New Zealand. He’s never heard of the Halberg Awards but is pleased as punch that he’s been nominated for Sportsman of the Year at them, and has ….
New Zealand racing driver Scott Thomas McLaughlin has been nominated for a top sports award in his home country. The winner of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has just been recommended to receive two Halberg Awards. He won the Bathurst 1000 last season as well and stands as one of ….
Mark Jones, formerly of Wales’ Rygbi Gogledd Cymru, will be joining the Crusaders for the next two years as part of a new coaching gig. He stepped down from the RGC after three years as head coach and mentored Namibia’s back players at the Rugby World Cup last year. He ….
An anguished Ross Taylor paid tribute to the late New Zealand Cricketer Martin David Crowe MBE after becoming his country’s greatest-ever Test runscorer. The two superstars were very close until Crowe perished from lymphoma in 2016, with the Kiwi hero taking on the roles of mentor and sounding board for ….
Tom Latham’s finger got broken during the Black Caps’ third Test in Sydney and he is now the latest entry on the ever-lengthening list of New Zealand’s walking wounded on this seemingly cursed Australian tour. Latham is just one of three other players who have been injured on this circuit. ….
Michael Fatialofa, the Rugby Union lock from New Zealand, is being held in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in the United Kingdom after a terrible neck injury he sustained on the 4th of January. Authorities have confirmed that he is stable, albeit still in intensive care. Fatialofa’s wife, Tatiana, updated ….
When Steve Hansen started receiving a salary from the Canterbury Rugby Football Union roughly 25 years ago, the chance of him receiving additional honours seemed remote, almost impossible. During the middle part of the 1990s, he was just another ambitious man trying to make his way in the Rugby coaching ….
Things are taking a worrying turn as Kane Williamson and his Black Caps keep falling short in Australia. Making them even more alarming are the concerns currently rising about how well the Kiwi superstar is handling his captaincy. Brendon McCullum is close with Williamson and has expressed doubts as to ….