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Smart sanctions, hollow gestures, and multilateral sport: New Zealand–Fiji relations and the politics of professional rugby, 1987–2011
(University of Hawai'i Press, 2021-06-03)
This article traces the response of the New Zealand government to successive military coups in Fiji in 1987, 2000, and 2006 in the specific context of rugby contacts between the two countries and the strong nexus between ...
The turning point: The 1950 British Empire Games as an imperial spectacle
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of British Society of Sports History, 2014)
This article examines the origins, staging and reaction to the 1950 British Empire Games held in Auckland, New Zealand, in the context of broader attitudes to the British Empire and Commonwealth in the immediate aftermath ...
A tale of two dinners: New Zealand rugby and the embrace of empire, 1919-32
(Taylor & Francis, 2011-07)
This article challenges the standard portrayal of rugby as a vibrant component of New Zealand’s emerging national identity during the first third of the twentieth century. Deriving from a critique of the 1905 All Blacks ...
'The reckless and callous section of motorists': Drink and driving in New Zealand before 1939
Although breath and blood alcohol tests and limits for drivers were instituted in 1969 and anti-drink driving campaigns were common from the 1970s, concern at the volatile relationship between motor vehicles and alcohol ...
Sport and the New Zealanders: A history
(Auckland University Press, 2018-08)
A history of New Zealanders and the sports that we have made our own, from the Māori world to today’s professional athletes
‘He is our opponent, not our enemy’: Two rugby tours and Australasian perceptions of Japan during the 1930s
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
This paper explores aspects of the Australian (1934) and New Zealand (1936) universities rugby union tours of Japan. These were conducted at a time when Australasian understandings of Japan were very limited –notwithstanding ...
'It's not all beer and skittles': An exploratory analysis of the characteristics and motivations of beer festival visitors
(Southern Cross University. School of Business and Tourism., 2015)
To date, little research has explored the characteristics and motivations of visitors to beer festivals. This paper presents preliminary analysis from two annual New Zealand beer festivals - Beervana, a specialist beer ...
Seismic sport: A case study of swimming, hockey and gymnastics in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand
Throughout 2010 and 2011, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, suffered a series of devastating earthquakes that caused serious damage to the city. This study is one of the first to examine the effect the earthquakes ...
Sport and society
(Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2013-09-05)
As early as the 1830s British settlers were organising horse races and cricket matches. The range of available sporting activities grew with the population, and sport became vital to Kiwi culture. Competitive sports such ...
Drink and the historians: Sober reflections on alcohol in New Zealand, 1840-1914
(University of Auckland, 2010-04)
In reviewing the existing historiography of alcohol in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century New Zealand, this article emphasizes the need for histories that examine the perspective of the drinker and that consider the ...