Posts Tagged ‘sport’

Sport, politics and equality

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 6th, 2017 - 88 comments

Ok, so I know I’m rather late to the party on this but I figured that equality is timeless and it would be a pity to resist using this bully pulpit I have access to now as a vehicle to advance my pet topics. So here goes. Back in October, Grant Robertson copped a little […]

Congratulations Black Ferns!

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, August 27th, 2017 - 24 comments

The All Blacks won a game last night, but it is the Black Ferns who own the front page of the (online) Herald today. An overdue sign of changing times. Good stuff.

America’s Cup win

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, June 27th, 2017 - 24 comments

Congratulations to Team NZ and supporters. That was a very convincing win, and a testimony to Kiwi design skills, sailing skills and tenacity. Everyone involved has a right to enjoy the victory! But…

Why the America’s Cup is better than Rugby

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, June 19th, 2017 - 135 comments

And now for something completely different.  Is the America’s cup a more potent example of New Zealand’s unique place in the world than the Rigby World Cup.

NZ at the Olympics

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, August 14th, 2016 - 9 comments

Congratulations to all the athletes representing NZ at the Olympics!

National: is there anything they won’t privatise?

Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, March 4th, 2008 - 15 comments

Burqa Bob wants to buy heartland rugby. In other news, Bill English plans to sell our sunshine hours to a Finnish consortium and Key has mooted flogging off our children’s laughter to the highest bidder. [Update: Kiwiblogblog doesn’t think it’s so funny]

May the best team win

Written By: - Date published: 4:15 pm, October 7th, 2007 - Comments Off on May the best team win

I’m aware that I run the risk of being called a bad loser with this post but I’m going to do it anyway 🙂 It’s always struck me as a bit odd that in many games, soccer, rugby, tennis and so on, the outcome of a championship is often decided by a single game – […]

Congratulations France

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, October 7th, 2007 - 2 comments

Well that was painful to watch but good on France for really lifting their game. They defended strongly and took advantage when it counted. Let’s just hope that it makes winning here at home in 2011 that much sweeter.

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