New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Winston McCarthy (1908 - 1984)

Winston McCarthy was regarded as the voice of rugby during the 1950s when he was the main radio commentator for the state-run New Zealand Broadcasting Service.

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Clark McConachy (1895 - 1980)

McConachy had an extraordinary sporting career that was as long as an average lifetime and rarely has New Zealand produced a sportsman of such enduring excellence.

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Jenny McDonald (1949 - )

For a time, it was difficult to imagine a New Zealand women’s hockey team without Jenny McDonald.

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Meda McKenzie (1963 - )

She first made her mark on sport when she was 15 and swum Cook Strait. It was the first of many triumphs.

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Bruce McLaren (1937 - 1970)

Bruce McLaren was a talented, innovative motor racing driver whose success was measured by four Formula One grand prix wins from 103 starts and perhaps more notably, by founding the most successful team in Formula One history.

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Colin Meads (1936 - 2017)

Regarded by many as the epitome of the hard, rugged New Zealand rugby forward, Colin Meads’s international career lasted from 1957 until 1971 and he continued playing first-class rugby for another two years after that.

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Men's Hockey Team (1976)

When the New Zealand team left for the Montreal Olympics in 1976, the hockey team was seldom mentioned as possible medalists.

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Les Mills (1934 - )

Les Mills is one of the most durable and competitive field event athletes New Zealand has had, competing in four Olympic and four Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1972.

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Lorraine Moller (1955 - )

When it comes to commitment to and passion for a sport, Lorraine Moller sets the standards.

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Ronnie Moore (1933 - )

Ronnie Moore partnered his father Les in speedway riding in Christchurch as a 10-year-old, including the spectacular “Wall of Death” which entailed riding on an almost perpendicular track.

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Ted Morgan (1906 - 1952)

Morgan became the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal while competing for New Zealand.

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Anthony Mosse (1964 - )

Anthony Mosse was the standardbearer for New Zealand swimming through the 1980s.

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Dick Motz (1940 - 2007)

Motz, a big man in stature and reputation, was the first New Zealander to take 100 test wickets.

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Ces Mountford (1919 - 2009)

Ces Mountford achieved seemingly everything in a spectacular rugby league career as a player and coach except play for his country.

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Graham Mourie (1952 - )

From the first, in the early to mid-70s when Graham Mourie was chosen for Wellington and the New Zealand Juniors, it was evident that he was an All Black captain in waiting.

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Lois Muir (1935 - )

Lois Muir coached the national netball team for 15 years until 1988 and it was in that role that she became an inspiration for women in all sport, not just in netball.

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Billy Murphy (1862 - 1939)

His proper name was Thomas William Murphy but he was known more as “Torpedo Billy”, the only New Zealand-born boxer (he was born in Auckland) to hold a world boxing title.

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George Nepia (1905 - 1986)

Nepia was the 19-year-old sensation on the Invincible All Blacks’ tour of Britain and Canada in 1924-25.

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Netball, 1967

Netball was still known as basketball when the New Zealand team set off for the second world championships, in Perth in 1967.

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Netball, 1987

Many in the team had played in the previous world championships, in Singapore in 1983, in which they were beaten in the final by Australia, and vowed that the championships in Glasgow in 1987 would be vastly different.

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New Zealand Men's Crosscountry, 1975

New Zealand's win in the world crosscountry championships in Morocco in 1975 was one of the greatest, if little-known, performances of New Zealand athletics.

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Mark Nicholls (1901 - 1972)

One of the most influential All Blacks of the 1920s and the most noted member of an extraordinarily successful Petone sporting family.

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Ross Norman (1959 - )

For more than five years and something like 550 matches, the legendary Pakistani squash player Jahangir Khan was not only unbeaten, he was seen to be that rarest of sporting breeds, unbeatable. And then along came a tall New Zealander, Ross Norman.

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Kathleen Nunneley (1872 - 1956)

Kathleen Nunneley was far and away the best woman tennis player in New Zealand in the late 1890s and early 1900s and though the game has changed out of sight, could still lay claim to being the best New Zealand has had.

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Lance O’Sullivan (1963 - )

Lance O’Sullivan is supreme among jockeys who have etched their names in the long and illustrious history of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand.

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