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Opinion: There are times when you wonder why the White Ferns cricket team gets so much coverage, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - The mooted move to a franchise model can't come quick enough for rugby, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - More hot air, more wasted money, more obfuscation and more salt into the wounds of broken athletes. That's the latest rubbish from Gymnastics New Zealand, Hamish Bidwell writes.
The end of the road isn't necessarily in sight for the New Zealand Warriors, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Comment - You can love rugby without having any regard for NZR, or any confidence in All Blacks head coach Ian Foster, write [Hamish Bidwell].
Opinion - No governing body is going to out themselves and correct the way our children are treated and it's up to us to drive change, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Comment: If the death of cyclist Olivia Podmore doesn't change the way we think about sport and athletes, then nothing will, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Comment: Sometimes it's important to try and watch sport through a child's eyes. When your hobby becomes your profession, it's hard not to lose some of the joy.
Opinion - I love sport, always have, but I find my connection to professional sport becoming weaker and weaker. More than that, I often find I'm revolted by it.
Opinion - For rugby in this part of the world to flourish - and that includes in New Zealand - we need Tongan, Samoan and Fijian rugby players not to play for the All Blacks, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - You might have noticed our national team have been on an excursion to South Auckland - let's all remember it's as much part of New Zealand as anywhere, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - The ghosts of past defeats are well beaten with the Black Caps' stunning victory over India, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Let's hope New Zealand's 1-0 series win over England turns out to be a victory for test cricket as well, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Can the good folk of Brisbane really not see who they're getting into bed with, given the grotesque new lows the IOC have sunk to, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Franchise or club sport is where money and prestige increasingly lie; the international game is becoming an afterthought, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - The decision by four-time tennis grand slam champion Naomi Osaka to skip post-match press conferences at the upcoming French Open ought to be applauded, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - It is hard to see how NZRPA have anyone's interests at heart but their own, let alone to accept the idea that they are more expert in negotiating deals and running the game than NZR, writes…
Opinion: You have to hand it to Laurel Hubbard - not many of us would willingly go through what the champion weightlifter is about to.
When Moana Pasifika can pay its own way, then we can talk about fairness, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - Who knows if New Zealand Rugby's proposed deal with American private equity firm Silver Lake will come to fruition? To an extent, it doesn't even matter, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - There's no justification for staging the Tokyo Olympic Games amid the Covid-19 pandemic, nor 150,000 condoms sent to athletes amid social distancing, Hamish Bidwell writes.
With the greatest respect to the NZ Rugby Players Association and their members, it is the fine folk in the community game who are the sport's lifeblood, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Who could ever have imagined that All Blacks rugby would become a nice-to-have, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - People like former NRL player Jarryd Hayne, who was found guilty of sexual assault this week, need to know that their behaviour will not be tolerated, Hamish Bidwell writes.
Opinion - The New Zealand fanfare that follows the America's Cup is weird, Hamish Bidwell writes.