Division in Jockey Ranks Over Minimum Weight

The hot debate in the New Zealand racing world right now centres on comments Dean Yendall, the prolific, widely respected jockey, made on minimum riding weight requirements. A clear division in the jockey racks is obvious. This number was raised while we were battling the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, but ….

NZ Racing Hoping for a Trans-Tasman Trade Bubble

Figures in the Thoroughbred Racing industry are coming forward with support for moves towards opening a travel bubble to extend across the Tasman Sea. It will allow for the important sales trade with Australia to restart. Rangitīkei Member of Parliament Ian Mckelvie, National Spokesman for Racing, was pushed for inside ….

The Hangman Ready for UFC Fight Night Las Vegas

Dan Hooker, the Kiwi MMA fighter with a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu says that the camp he attended to get ready for his fight with Dustin Poirer has been tough. But The Hangman says that he’ll be heading into their Lightweight Showdown confidently and more than willing to emerge ….

America’s Cup Teams Welcomed in New Zealand

Thanks to our government relaxing border restrictions, personnel from the USA and the United Kingdom’s America’s Cup syndicates are preparing in Auckland for the well-known sailing event. It has been scheduled to unfold again next March. 200+ family members and staff from the US Challenger American Magic and the Ineos ….

Eden Park Prepares for Super Rugby Aotearoa

Confidence in the Blues team is running high as they get ready to play in front of their largest home crowd in more than 10 years when they face off against the Hurricanes this Sunday. It’s the first match of the Super Rugby Aotearoa and the first professional Rugby game ….

New Zealand Neutral Test Host Possibility

New Zealand Cricket has apparently raised its hand to the question of becoming a neutral space for Test matches to take place in. Thanks to there being no active cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions being a thing of the past, our country offers a safe haven. ….

Football Teams Receive Sports Relief Package

Wellington Phoenix informed various representatives from New Zealand Sport, including Steve Tew, Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand Rugby, that they faced collapse unless they received financial assistance. So the A-League Football Club received the second bail-out they’ve required in the last 10 years. The first rescue mission was accomplished ….

Former Black Caps Spinner Vettori’s Grand Gesture

Daniel Vettori, one-time spinner for the Black Caps and current Spin Bowling Coach in Bangladesh, has donated his salary to the Cricket staff working for him there. The Kiwi, who many have described as having a heart of gold, donated a portion of his earnings to some of the staff ….

UFC Star Joins Kiwi Black Lives Matter Protests

Israel Adesanya, the Nigerian-born New Zealand professional MMA fighter based in Auckland, was recently spotted at the Black Lives Matter protest in Auckland. This is as scenes that started in the USA started sweeping across the globe with riots and protests in 30+ cities in the States being sparked off ….

NZR Rejects Law Changes Submitted by World Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced that it will not be following the World Rugby proposals limiting players contact. WR’s scheme includes banning scrum resets, prohibiting mauls, forbidding team huddles, and vetoing upright tackles in the Super Rugby Aotearoa happening in June. The plan is not a prerequisite for playing, though. ….