New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

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Don Oliver (1937 - 1996)

Don Oliver was a weightlifter of prodigious strength and competitive endurance, and also a highly popular figure, as evidenced by his captaincy of New Zealand teams at the Commonwealth Games in 1966 and the Mexico Olympics in 1968.

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Onny Parun (1947 - )

It’s not too often that modern sports people admit to answering the call of Queen and country first, but that’s what Onny Parun did in 1975 when he chose to play for New Zealand in a Davis Cup tie instead of playing in a tournament in Holland.

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Helmer Pedersen (1930 - 1987) and Earle Wells (1933 - )

When Earle Wells sought a skipper in 1961 for his Flying Dutchman class yacht, Pandora, and settled on a Danish émigré, Helmer Pedersen, an Olympic champion combination was born.

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Rebecca Perrott (1961 - )

Rebecca Perrott was a champion swimmer, ranked with the best in the world, and has the unusual distinction of being the catalyst for the formation of the New Zealand Sports Foundation, the principal sports funding body.

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Arthur Porritt (1900 - 1994)

Arthur Espie Porritt, first Baron of Wanganui and Hampstead, led a life of achievement as a sportsman, a sports administrator, a surgeon, a health administrator, a writer and as the first New Zealander to become governor-general.

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Dick Quax (1948 - )

From 1500 metres to the marathon, Dick Quax was one of the outstanding New Zealand and world athletes through the 70s.

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Norman Read (1931 - 1994)

For older New Zealanders, the lasting image of the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 is of the smiling face of Norman Read as he strode into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win the 50km walk, one of two gold medals won by New Zealanders in Melbourne.

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Daniel Reese (1879 - 1953)

Regarded as the father of cricket in New Zealand, he was the first truly international cricketer to be produced by New Zealand.

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John Reid (1928 - )

A batsman, a bowler and sometimes a wicketkeeper, Reid could lay claim with Sir Richard Hadlee to being New Zealand cricket’s greatest allrounder.

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Eve Rimmer (1937 - 1996)

Eve Rimmer had been a school long jump recordholder and sprint champion before a car crash at the age of 15 left her a paraplegic.

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Rusty Robertson (1927 - 1989)

In word association tests, people could think of a sport and think automatically of a coach, as if the two were one and the same.

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Jeff Robson (1926 - )

It seemed that if there was a racket sport, Jeff Robson could be expert at it.

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Allison Roe (1956 - )

Allison Roe was many things to many people during her stunning athletics career, but she was best known in New Zealand and internationally for winning the famed Boston and New York Marathons in the same year, 1981.

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Randolph Rose (1901 - 1989)

Though he rarely competed internationally and never raced at Olympic or Empire Games, Randolph Rose could lay claim to being New Zealand’s best-known athlete in the 1920s.

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Sir Donald Rowlands (1926 - 2015)

Don Rowlands had at least two careers in the sport he graced: one as a top-level competitor and the other as an administrator and organiser without peer.

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Wynton Rufer (1962 - )

When the great soccer players of New Zealand are being discussed, one name unanimously is thrust to the fore.

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Lesley Rumball (1973 - )

Lesley Rumball, or Lesley Nicol as she was for much of her glittering career, played top-level netball for more than a decade and she was the first to play a hundred games for New Zealand.

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Philip Rush (1963 - )

Regarded as too slow to be a competitive pool swimmer, Rush turned to endurance swimming and became one of the best there has been.

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Mike Ryan (1941 - )

Mike Ryan was a remarkable marathon runner and among the long list of internationally acclaimed marathoners from New Zealand, he is acknowledged as the most accomplished.

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Billy Savidan (1901 - 1991)

New Zealand had some great runners in the 20s and 30s — Lovelock pre-eminent, Randolph Rose, Cecil Matthews and Savidan.

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Joe Scott (1865 - 1908)

For more than a decade, Joe Scott was regarded as the finest competitive walker in the world – when the sport was popular and known as pedestrianism – and could lay claim to being New Zealand’s first world champion.

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Bob Scott (1921 - 2012)

Bob Scott was described by rugby commentator Winston McCarthy as a footballing genius, and there would be few who would disagree.

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Charlie Seeling (1883 - 1956)

"Bronco" Seeling was an outstanding forward in the Original All Blacks of 1905 and renowned for his tackling and his strength.

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Wayne Shelford (1957 - )

“Buck” Shelford captured the imagination of the New Zealand rugby public during his six years in the All Blacks, during which he played 48 times and was unbeaten as test captain between 1988 and 1990.

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Ned Shewry (1889 - 1962)

In the days when woodchopping was a highly popular competitive sport, Ned Shewry was one of the most sought-after of athletes.

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