Watching for the love of the game

As the Hurricanes held off the Chiefs on Friday night, Scotty Stevenson had a chance to reflect on the simple joy of watching a game.

Good news! New Zealand actually won the Commonwealth Games

It might seem like New Zealand didn’t top the medal table at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but actually, we were the real winners.

In Auckland, rugby union’s got the blues

New Zealand Rugby needs its biggest city to be in love with rugby union. But, if last weekend is anything to go by, Auckland may be considering a love affair with that other rugby code. Can the Blues win over a jaded public?

The view from Cardiff: Joseph Parker is all class to the bitter end

Joseph Parker came up short in his bout against heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua this evening, but in doing so he might have won a bigger victory yet – that of class over crass. Don Rowe reports from Cardiff. 

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A small revolution in our suburbs: the sports hub phenomenon

Away from the big metropolitan projects, local sport venues are getting a makeover

Can Sky TV survive losing the Rugby World Cup rights?

Can Sky TV survive if they lose the 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights? Radio New Zealand's Gyles Beckford analyses their position.

‘He is absolutely massive, innit’: Parker and Joshua weigh in at Cardiff Arena

In the final event ahead of Sunday morning's historic heavyweight title fight, Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua weighed in infront of 4000 drunken fans. Don Rowe reports from Cardiff. 

Joseph Parker’s Aunty Judith on why we should all be cheering him to glory

National MP Judith Collins has known Joseph Parker since his birth. As this good man from a good Kiwi-Samoan family prepares to fight for four world championship belts, let's get in his corner, she writes

‘He’s the most unflappable man I’ve ever met’: Parker faces down 80k in Cardiff

This weekend, undefeated heavyweight champion Joseph Parker seeks to unify his belts against British superstar Anthony Joshua. Three days out from the fight, the pressure is mounting on both combatants.

‘AJ is absolutely furious’ Parker and Joshua are finally face to face in London

This weekend, undefeated heavyweight champion Joseph Parker seeks to unify his belts against British superstar Anthony Joshua. Today they finally squared off. Don Rowe reports from London.

Podcast: Andy Zaltzman can’t stop talking cricket

Podcast host, comedian and big-brained Brit Andy Zaltzman will be coming to New Zealand later this year for the comedy festival. He spoke to Alex Braae about politics, satire, and the game he can't get enough of.

Glorification and disrespect: Selling the Gallaher Cup

The All Blacks launched their ad campaign to boost the June test series with France this week, labelling it The Battle For The Gallaher Cup. But 'battle' is the wrong word for the wrong situation, writes Jamie Wall. 

Pink Ball Diaries: Who is New Zealand’s greatest batsman of all time?

Yesterday, Kane Williamson became the first New Zealand batsman to score 18 test centuries. But is he New Zealand's greatest ever batsman?

The lost boys who find a home at the Highlanders

Last week the Highlanders reigned victorious over the Crusaders in the southern derby. Scotty Stevenson explores the metaphysical reasons why they beat the old foes from up the road.

The Pink Ball Diaries: Are Trent Boult and Tim Southee selfish?

In 2015 Simon Day travelled to Adelaide to observe the inaugural day/night test. Yesterday, he caught the train to Eden Park to see the first pink ball test match played in New Zealand. 

Like day and night: The life, death and resurrection of test cricket

Today New Zealand's first day/night test match starts at Eden Park - part of a scheme to cure test cricket of its apparent terminal illness. Simon Day argues test cricket will never die.