Te Aute takes out traditional rugby rivalry against Hato Paora

It’s an age-old rivalry between the two remaining Maori boys’ boarding schools, one that spans generations, that is, the traditional rugby match Te Aute and Hato Paora. Tamati Rimene-Sproat has this report. By red and black, the mana of Te Aute was restored. These schools have been facing off on the rugby pitch for 10 […]

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Arthur Beetson u15 indigenous rugby league team tour of the Far North much more than league

A mob of young indigenous Australians is touring the Far North at the moment. They’re the Arthur Beetson Indigenous rep team, which is made up of the best u15 league players in Queensland. This afternoon, they play their first game against a Far North rep team. But as Tamati Rimene-Sproat discovered, there’s much more to […]

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Tihirau Victory Club take out first East Coast rugby championship in 30 years

For the many hapu and iwi of the East Cape, rugby is the biggest thing since sliced bread. Probably bigger. And in an epic over time final over the weekend between Hikurangi and Tihirau Victory Club, one team broke a historic drought to win their first premiership in 30 years. Tamati Rimene-Sproat was in Ruatoria […]

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30th Māori Netball Tournament brings 47 teams from nine rohe

The annual Aotearoa Maori Netball Competition is celebrating its 30th year in the game. Top Maori netballers took part in the official powhiri in South Auckland today and despite the weather, 47 teams from nine regions have made the trip to compete as proud Maori women. As Tamati Rimene-Sproat reports, despite it being friendly off […]

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Next generation of netball talent want to stay in New Zealand

Following on from the success of the U21 Silver Ferns at the recent world championships, the next generation of netball stars are battling it out in South Auckland at the U17 national competition. However, with more elite players heading to Australia and forgoing national honours, where does the future lie for these young women? Here’s […]

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Has Beens take out Rack City in World Masters Games ANZAC special

ANZAC Day epitomises the special bond between Australia and New Zealand. And when it comes to sporting encounters, the rivalry between the two countries burns deep. To mark ANZAC Day, former basketball legends from Australia and New Zealand took to the court to battle it out once again. Tamati Rimene-Sproat reports. A clash to remember […]

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