9 Aug 2018

Sport and New Zealanders: A History

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 9 August 2018
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Photo: Auckland University Press

Why does sport mean so much to New Zealanders? Do Kiwis punch above their weight internationally? What role have Maori played in NZ's sporting life?

And why did rugby become more popular than football? These are questions that academic and sport enthusiasts, Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson have attempted to answer in their book, Sport and the New Zealanders: A History.

They join Kathryn to talk through New Zealand's rich tapestry of sporting life.