New Zealand

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has promoted Mark Robinson to the role of chief executive, the first former All Black to take up the position

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has opted to reopen the bidding process for the next editions of its men’s and women’s World Cups after more national associations expressed an interest in hos…

The 36th America’s Cup has been reduced to five contestants after DutchSail became the latest challenger to withdraw from the next edition of the sailing showpiece in 2021.

Crusaders, the Christchurch-based rugby union club, has decided to retain its name for the next Super Rugby season, but change its logo following a review conducted in the wake of the terrorist attack…

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has posted a loss of NZ$1.9m (€1.13m/$1.2

Christchurch, New Zealand-based rugby union side Crusaders has engaged a marketing company to investigate a potential rebrand or name change in the aftermath of the attack on two mosques in the city last…

Tauranga in New Zealand has secured the hosting rights for the 2021 World Squash Federation (WSF) Men’s World Team Championship.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has received bids from six nations for the hosting rights to the next editions of the World Cup, its showpiece national team tournament

New Zealand has been awarded the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup. The country beat Australia in a vote conducted by the World Rugby Council in Dublin yesterday

Steve Armitage, general manager, destination at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, reflects on how the city’s event offer is evolving to meet its own needs and those of events rights owners.

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has overseen a turnaround from NZ$15m losses to NZ$33m profit in ten years

Andy Fry investigates the commercial appeal of the British & Irish Lions rugby union team, which will tour New Zealand this year.

Rob Ridley finds out why there are high hopes that the 2017 World Masters Games will set a new benchmark for the event and its host city.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has today (Thursday) struck a new collective bargaining agreement with its players in a deal that is based on a return to a fixed-revenue share model

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has reacted with “surprise” to proposals from the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) for reform of the international calendar, stating they repre…

Netball New Zealand has submitted a bid to stage the sport’s World Cup in 2023, in what will mark the organisation’s centenary year.

World Rugby has today (Wednesday) announced that Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and Wales have confirmed their intention to bid for the 2021 Women’s World Cup.

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) has appointed Greg Peters, former chief executive of Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national rugby unions in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as its new leader as it seeks to bounce back from a chastening 2017 World Cup campaign.

The prospect of a return to Super Rugby expansion has emerged following details of a major strategic review embarked upon by Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national unions in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that also outlines new events and reforms for the Rugby Championship.

The Carlaw Heritage Trust and Autex Industries have struck a deal to acquire the Auckland-based Vodafone Warriors National Rugby League franchise from long-time owner Eric Watson.

New Zealand Rugby has opened a first official retail store for its men’s national team and other properties at Auckland Airport.

World Rugby’s executive committee has appointed council members Steve Brown and Steve Tew to the Rugby World Cup Limited Board ahead of next year’s edition of the national team tournament in Japan.

The 36th edition of the America’s Cup has today (Friday) been confirmed for Auckland, with the governing body of the New Zealand city’s council giving the green light to development plans for the sailing showpiece.

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has unveiled a groundbreaking partnership with English Premiership club Harlequins, the first time it has entered into an official relationship with an overseas team.

New Zealand Rugby has posted a record profit of NZ$33.4m (€19.8m/$24.1m) for the 2017 financial year, a figure which owed much to the British and Irish Lions’ tour of the country last summer.

A consortium featuring two former NBA players has agreed a deal to take over the New Zealand Breakers, which competes in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced that six locations will stage legs of its Track Cycling World Cup in 2018-19, with only Milton in Canada returning as a host destination from last season.

Netball New Zealand has said it will bid to host the sport’s 2023 World Cup to tie in with the organisation’s centenary year.

Team New Zealand has moved to reaffirm its commitment to staging the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, as Abu Dhabi and Russia were linked with hosting rights for the sailing event.

The Emirates Team New Zealand sailing outfit has partnered with the Influence Sports & Media agency to aid its preparations for the 36th America’s Cup.

Steve Tew, chief executive of New Zealand Rugby (NZR), has rubbished talk of a hybrid game taking place between the All Blacks and Australia’s national rugby league team.

America’s Cup organisers have stated they are committed to staging the 2021 edition of the historic sailing match in Auckland, but only if the New Zealand city can develop the infrastructure needed to host the regatta.

Australian NRL rugby league club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles has reached an agreement to stage a regular-season game in New Zealand for at least the next two years.

Softball New Zealand (SNZ) has entered a bid to host the 2021 men’s World Championship as it seeks to bring the national team event back to the country.

The 36th America’s Cup appears set to be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand after the organisers of the sailing event outlined their initial plans.

Australian rugby league competition the NRL has opted to suspend the 2018 edition of its Nines competition to allow players more time to recuperate following this year’s World Cup national team tournament, and has suggested that the pre-season event will not be staged in New Zealand when it returns.

The New Zealand government has reached an agreement to invest NZ$5m (€3.2m/$3.6m) in Emirates Team New Zealand, the recently-crowned champion of the America’s Cup sailing event.