19 Apr 2024

Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 19 April 2024

The Kiwis league captain, the Golden Boot winner for the best player in the world, the main main in the Panthers forward pack that's won three straight NRL premierships - is coming to the Warriors. One All Black heading overseas (briefly) has been a talking point this week, with Jordie Barrett's deal to stay in NZ Rugby slightly overshadowed by his rugby playing sabbatical at famous Irish club Leinster The boat for team NZ's America's Cup defence in Barcelona has a name - and it's not a Spanish one. It's been named Taihoro, a name given to them by Ngati Whatua Orakei and means "to move swiftly as the sea between both sky and earth" One of the most generous men in NZ Motorsport has passed, with Sir Colin Giltrap gone aged 84. The Giltrap name is synonymous with motorsport - supporting most of our biggest names including Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Shane van Gisbergen, Mitch Evans and Hayden Paddon. He's also supported plenty of sailors and sailing teams over the years, including team NZ - and was even behind the luring of Tiger Woods to play on our shores in Paraparaumu. A personality and wasn't everyone's cup of tea but he made a huge difference to so many New Zealanders.