Monday, 3 February 2014
Black Sox To Take On Australia In Televised Series
Softball in New Zealand will be receiving a huge boost in March this year
with confirmation of a three-test series between the world champion New
Zealand Black Sox and the Australian Steelers will be shown live on Sky
Sport in New Zealand.
Monday, 28 October 2013
Kiwi Team Finish Third At Taekwon-Do World Champs
New Zealand has finished third at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Benidorm, Spain with eight gold medals, seven silver and 11 bronze in its total of 26 medals.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
New Zealand Leading Taekwond World Champs
New Zealand is the leading nation after two days of the ITF Taekwondo World Championships in Benidorm, Spain.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Kiwis Ready To Retain World Title
The New Zealand team for the 2013 Taekwondo World Championship to be held in Benidorm, Spain has settled in nicely for the tournament which begins in a two days time.
Friday, 20 September 2013
Strong New Zealand Team Selected For World Championships
New Zealand has selected a strong team for the 2013 Taekwondo World Championship to be held in Benidorm, Spain next month in a bid to defend its current title at the world’s top Taekwondo nation.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Waitakere Win National Title
Waitakere has won badminton’s provincial team championships, the prestigious Wisden Cup, after victories in all five of their contests on their home courts to seal the title they last won in 2009.
Friday, 16 August 2013
Waitakere Have Trophy Within Grasp
Home side Waitakere look set to win badminton’s provincial team championships, the Wisden Cup, after winning their fourth contest in a row and now knowing that only a big upset could hold them back from the title they last won in 2009.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Waikato's Quest For Title Stalls
The chance of Waikato retaining its title and winning four in a row at badminton’s provincial team championships, the Wisden Cup stalled after a loss to the local team on the second day of competition which is being played at Waitakere.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Waikato Starts Well In Its Quest For Four In A Row
Waikato started its quest for four titles in a row in badminton’s provincial team championships, the Wisden Cup with a solid 10-6 victory over Auckland 1 on the first day of the competition which is being played at Waitakere.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Foreign Players Set To Dominate National Champs
Badminton’s national provincial teams championships get underway today in Waitakere in the prestigious Wisden and Slazenger Cup competitions.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Kiwis Beaten At World Champs
New Zealand’s time at the Badminton World Championship in Guangzhou, China has come to an end as Kiwi players found themselves beaten by highly ranked opponents on day two of the tournament overnight.
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Brother & Sister Win First Round At World Champs
Waikato brother and sister Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis have scored a good win in the Badminton World Championships in Guangzhou, China overnight to move into the second round of the mixed doubles.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Daunting Task For Kiwis At World Championships
The New Zealand contingent of players set to take part in this week’s Badminton World Championships in Guangzhou, China, starting tomorrow (Monday 5 August), have a daunting task ahead of them with the luck of the draw against Kiwis.
Monday, 24 June 2013
New Single Released By King Kapisi
Award winning Kiwi musician King Kapisi has released his long-awaited single from his upcoming
One Title For Kiwis At Auckland International
New Zealand men’s singles No1 Joe Wu pulled out a top comeback to become the solitary homegrown title winner at the Fernbaby Auckland Badminton International on Sunday
Wu defeated Malaysia’s Yognedran Khrishnan in straight games 21-16 22-20 in the final, but had to fight hard in the second game coming back from 5-15 down and then 16-20 down to take the title.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Australia Beats New Zealand In Whyte Trophy Badminton
New Zealand has been beaten by Australia 4-1 in badminton’s Whyte Trophy trans-Tasman bi-annual teams competition.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Trans-Tasman Sporting Superiority To Be Tested
Trans-Tasman rivalry comes to head when New Zealand and Australia battle for badminton’s Whyte Trophy this Wednesday at the North Harbour Badminton Centre and again later in the week at the Auckland Badminton International.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Kiwi Team Through To Final
New Zealand is through to the final of the 2013 Oceania Junior U19 Teams Badminton Championships after scoring an easy 5-0 over the home nation’s top team, Tahiti 1 at Papeete, Tahiti.
The contest was more difficult than the first days play where the Kiwis took under 20 minutes each match to account for the Tahiti 2 team.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Kiwi Pair Fall Short In Tahiti Final
The New Zealand women’s doubles pair of Amanda Brown (Waikato) and Waitakere’s Kirtteka Gregory have come up just short at the US$15,000 Tahiti Badminton International Challenge tournament in Punaauia, Tahiti.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Kiwis Have To Fight Hard In Tahiti Tournament
It's been a mixed tournament for New Zealand players at the US$15,000 Tahiti Badminton International Challenge tournament in Punaauia, Tahiti with two Kiwi pairs through to semi-finals while some other players found themselves beaten by French opponents earlier in the event.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Live Coverage of NZ Badminton Open Confirmed
There’s good news for badminton fans in both New Zealand and Asia with the confirmation of live coverage of the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open.
Top Seed Eases into Second Round at NZ Open
He may be almost a veteran in badminton men’s singles at age 27 but the top seed at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open, Simon Santoso of Indonesia proved his worth as he moved through to the second round of the singles with a straight game victory over Lin Yu Hsien from Taipei.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Title Winner Set For NZ Badminton Open
Players lining up for the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open to be held on the North Shore starting tomorrow are in good form after dominating the titles at the big Australian Open over the weekend.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
One Week Until Top Sportspeople From Around The World Hit Auckland
Just one week away from the start of 250 athletes from 19 countries competing in the US$50,000 SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open there’s plenty for Event Director, Julie Carrel and tournament officials to do with the scheduling of 52 qualifying and 187 main draw matches using an estimated 2000 shuttles.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Depth Of International Field Makes Going Tough For Kiwis
It’s going to be tough for Kiwi players to score significant results at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open next month 10-14 April in Auckland with the depth of the draws bigger and better than ever seen before in New Zealand.
Monday, 25 March 2013
New Zealand National Team Named
The New Zealand team for the badminton’s Sudirman Cup World Team Championships (world mixed teams event) to be played in Malaysia, 19-26 May has been confirmed with two players to make their national team debut.
New Names Win National Titles
A few new names will appear on the trophies at the New Zealand National Badminton Championships after some entertaining finals at North Harbour over the weekend.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Waikato & North Harbour Dominate National Champs
Waikato appears to be the stronghold of men’s badminton in New Zealand at present with two players from the region set to clash in the singles final of the national championships held at North Harbour.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Defending Champs Back For More In Nationals
The Pub Charity New Zealand National Badminton championships get underway today(Friday) as ideal preparation for many local players as they look ahead toward the world Grand Prix SKYCITY New Zealand Open next month.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Strong International Entries For NZ Badminton Open
The SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open next month in Auckland has scored a coup, firstly with the number of players entered into the event, but also by the fact that for the first time ever in an international event in New Zealand there will be an reserve list for two of the qualifying draws, let alone a full main draw in all singles, doubles and mixed competitions.