Gaming & Sports

Saturday night at Huntly International Speedway

“They’re like my second family.”

The rangatahi helping revitalise waka hourua

"This mahi deepens my connection to our ancestors and atua Māori."

Why NZ's biggest rainbow sports tournament matters to me

“Allowing people to play as their authentic self without fear of judgement.”

NZ’s first-ever sports documentary in te reo Māori

“Being Maori is an X-Factor and I hope that’s the wairua people feel when they watch it.”

NZ motorsports driver Liam Lawson answers your questions

You guys asked a lot of Lightning McQueen questions…

Why the Richmond Rovers mean so much to the Pasifika community

“History, culture, family. Loyalty.”

The league club continuing the Pasifika legacy in Grey Lynn | STILL HERE S2 | Episode 3

“The Richmond Rovers and Grey Lynn park go hand in hand. It wouldn’t feel the same anywhere else.”

Black Ferns: The Paul sisters on the rise of women’s rugby

“Knowing who you are, where you come from and who you represent is pretty important.”

Injuries force former NRL player to think of life beyond the league field

“My advice to young Māori is not to put your eggs all in one basket."

Playing sport with your ikura: NZ athletes help break stigma around periods

"The purpose is to break down menstrual equity barriers in education and in sport."

Hey, NZ Rugby - could you take women’s rugby seriously now?

“They need more women's voices at all sorts of levels.”

In photos: celebrating Sāmoa’s win in the Rugby League World Cup

Sāmoa becomes first Pacific nation to make it to a Rugby League World Cup final.

The 16-year-old in charge of making 22,000 poi for the Rugby World Cup

Georgia started Pōtiki Poi from her lounge in Dunedin in 2019 when she was just 12.

Now is the time to give a shit about women’s rugby

"I know that it's always a really different experience when you play in front of a big crowd."

Taking waka ama from Waikato to the world

"When I'm on the water, it's always energising and makes me feel happy."

Why I love women’s rugby: Black Fern Ruahei Demant

“This is a game for everyone, not just men.”

26-year-old Ruahei Demant (Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa) has been a Black Fern since 2018.


America’s Cup loss totalled $156m, with Covid and a lack of superyachts blamed

Analysis of the 36th America’s Cup event in Auckland shows we put in a lot more money than it made.

Why world champion rower Zoe McBride walked away from the Olympics

“I was just so tired of standing on the scales and then letting that decide how I felt about myself"

Olympic surfer Billy Stairmand shows us his life in three minutes | My Life in Three

This year is the first time surfing will be included in the Olympic games. We catch up with Billy Stairmand who is an eight-time national title…

The MMA champion connecting te ao Māori with the world of combat sports

“Before every fight I feel the presence of my ancestors.”

Behind The Helmet: NZ’s 19-year-old motorsport star Liam Lawson

“When you’re racing the feeling of being inches away from the car beside you both going at 300kms is pretty indescribable. It’s a crazy feeling.”

Meet Liam…

These children are racing speed cars at 182kmh

Every year, kids aged 7 to 14 gather to race drag cars against each other at speeds of up to 182 kmh at the Junior Dragster…

The world junior BMX champion from the Waikato | The Outliers

Jessie Smith is the world junior BMX champion, and she’s from the Waikato. Her goal is to become the fastest woman on a BMX bike, and…

Top 20 sporting moments from the last 20 years

There have been many memorable New Zealand sporting moments over the past two decades. King Carlos giving it to Crusaders fans in 2005, Jerry Collins and…

Meet the 19-year-old who's the fastest person in Australasia | The Outliers

At 19, Eddie Osei-Nketia is the fastest person in Australasia.

We ranked celebrities on their basketball skills

Pop star BENEE and politicians Chlöe Swarbrick and David Seymour were among the celebrities who participated in a charity basketball game at Spark Arena on Thursday…

At home with Broxh, the viral Twitch streamer with the most peaceful vibes on the planet

Broxh became an instant Twitch celebrity due to his talent and incredibly peaceful vibes.

Abuse is an everyday reality for female gamers

It’s 8.05pm in Wellington and Ayla Holland is about to jump online to play Overwatch. Tonight she’ll be flying through the air shooting at her friends…

Snapshots of athletes in isolation around the world

With many of the world’s best sports people stuck at home in lockdown, we’ve selected some of the best snapshots from New Zealand and overseas showing…