Cheating and Corruption mar the world of sports

But New Zealand can remain as good as it is perceived Suzanne Snively The movie, ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ should have better prepared me for the Australia Cricket Scandal. Lance Armstrong’s cheating behaviour was so disturbing that I kept shaking myself during the film, hoping to wake up and find that it was a nightmare. Here was a man so determined…

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Study reveals value of sports to New Zealanders

And we need more participation by women Grant Robertson I have launched a new study by Sport NZ which explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country. There is no question that sport is at the heart of our national identity, but what this study tells us is that being physically active also creates happier,…

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IPL 2018 brings challenges, excitement and plenty of money

Apurv Shukla The Indian Premium League (IPL), the biggest T20 Cricket League in the world will begin its 11th season in Mumbai on April 7, 2018. Defending Champions ‘Mumbai Indians’ will be looking to win their Fourth IPL Championship, warding off challenges from seven other franchisees, including the returning ‘Rajasthan Royals’ and ‘Chennai Super Kings. IPL was the brainchild of…

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Disappointing Cricket but another month remains

Apurv Shukla Australia beat New Zealand by 19 runs to win the Tri-Series finals at Auckland’s Eden Park on February 21, 2018. The Match was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method due to interruptions by rain. The 27-year-old opener D’Arcy Short scored the highest with 50 runs to help his team lift the trophy. For the Black Caps, the performance of…

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Renuga compete in Commonwealth Games 2018

Edited Content Melbourne-based Renuga Veeran will compete in the Commonwealth Games 2018 to be held from April 4 to April 15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. The Malaysia-born Tamilian decided to take a break from competitions three years ago to focus on her new family, having married to a Tamilian New Zealander from Wellington. In her first competition after re-entry,…

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Round the Bays gathers massive support in Wellington

Supplied Content Cigna Round the Bays 2018 welcomed an impressive 14,455 people from around the country to Wellington to compete in the annual event held on February 18, 2018, commencing at Westpac Stadium. Cigna New Zealand Head of Sales & Marketing Suzanne de Geus said that helping communities maximise their health and well-being is a priority for the company. “It…

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Young Thames Swimmer in National Junior Swim Squad

Supplied Content A young Thames swimmer is breaking the mould after qualifying for the winning the seven-eight-year age group at the ‘Legend of the Lake’ swim held in Rotorua on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The win secured James Heap a sought-after place in the Jet Super Swim Squad, a National Junior Swim Squad. Seven-year-old James Heap from Thames won his…

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New Zealand teams qualify for World Futsal Championship

Aucklander Arzan Todywalla scores as Soccer Sensation Ravi Nyayapati  History was made three weeks ago when four teams from New Zealand qualified for the World Futsal Championship to be held in Orlando, Florida in July. The country was represented by five teams at the Craig Foster international in Gold Coast, Australia. In all previous attempts, no Kiwi team had won…

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