New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

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The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame is an organisation commemorating New Zealand's greatest sporting triumphs. It was inaugurated as part of the New Zealand sesquicentenary celebrations in 1990. Some 160 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception representing a wide variety of sports. Inductions are held regularly every second year.

Since 1999, it has been located in Dunedin, in the city's Railway Station building, where a museum is sited displaying mementos of New Zealand's sporting achievements. Prior to this time the Hall of Fame was based in Wellington. The current chief executive of the Hall of Fame is sports writer Ron Palenski.

Inductees

The following individuals and teams have been inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame:[1]

Administration

Athletics

Aviation

Badminton and tennis

  • Jeff Robson

Basketball

  • Stan Hill

Billiards

Bowls

Boxing

Canoeing

Cricket

Cricket and rugby union

Cycling

Disabled sport

Equestrian

Golf

Harness racing

Hockey

Jetboating

Motorsport

Mountaineering

Multisport

Netball

Netball and softball

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby league and union

Rugby union

Rugby and athletics

Shearing

Skiing

Soccer

Softball

  • Kevin Herlihy
  • Bill Massey
  • Softball women's team 1982

Softball and soccer

Sports broadcasting

Squash

Swimming

Tennis

Thoroughbred racing

Weightlifting

Woodchopping

Wrestling

Yachting

References

  1. "New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees". New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Dawson, Mark (10 February 2012). "Salute to rowing legend". Wanganui Chronicle. Retrieved 3 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>