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Event 68


The place of sport in this country’s social and cultural history is deeply ingrained, with our prowess – on the rugby field, aboard sailing yachts, on the track, atop mountains and, from time to time, on the cricket pitch and netball court – etched into our stories. How did this come to pass, is it consistent with a pluralist and diverse society, and what does it mean for our identity and our health? Co-authors of Sport and the New Zealanders: A History, Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson, join co-writer of the Steven Adams autobiography My Life, My Fight, Madeleine Chapman, to dissect the benefits and blights of ball and ring, chaired by Jennifer Curtin.

Supported by Barfoot & Thompson.

Sat, 18 May 2019

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