New Zealand

AUCKLAND: Raelene Castle has been appointed as the next CEO of Sport New Zealand. She replaces Peter Miskimmin, who steps down on 11 December after 11 years in the role. Ms Castle will commence her role on 15th December.

Raelene Castle most recently held the positions of CEO at Rugby Australia and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Prior to this she was CEO of Netball New Zealand from 2007 to 2013.

Oct 07, 2020 14:10
AUCKLAND: In a world first, ASB Bank has secured weeklong naming rights to Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium, for the upcoming Bledisloe Cup, and as part of its continued efforts to back New Zealand business, will gift the opportunity to a Kiwi business in need of a helping hand.
Aug 10, 2020 12:08
DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the T20 World Cup 2021 as planned. The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February – March 2022 because of the impact the pandemic has had on cricket globally.
Mar 15, 2019 12:03
CHRISTCHURCH: The last leg of Bangladesh's ongoing tour of New Zealand has been cancelled after an Australian white supremacist-led terrorist attack on two mosques in the city left at least 49 dead, according to the local police.
Nov 15, 2018 12:11
WELLINGTON: New Zealand has been awarded the hosting rights of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 by World Rugby. The country's women’s team (also known as the Black Ferns) are the defending champions, having beaten England in the 2017 final in Belfast, Ireland.
Sep 24, 2018 14:09
WELLINGTON: In one of the biggest sponsorship deals in the world of rugby, global beverage giant Red Bull has been named as the title sponsor and official partner of Ignite7, New Zealand’s All Blacks’ recently launched nationwide talent identification program.