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Our Inductees

Bill Baillie

Bill Baillie was one of a small group of New Zealand runners whose footsteps on the world’s tracks in the 1950s and 60s trailed clouds of glory.

Erin Baker

Erin Baker
When multi-sport was in its formative years in the 1980s, Erin Baker was without peer in gaining success over a variety of distances and disciplines to such an extent that her feats continue to stand the test of time.

Philippa Baker-Hogan and Brenda Lawson

Philippa Baker-Hogan and Brenda Lawson
Individually and together, Philippa Baker-Hogan and Brenda Lawson were world leaders in rowing in the early 1990s. Between them, they won 47 national premier titles and Baker-Hogan became the first female New Zealander to win a world title when she won the lightweight single sculls in 1991.

Albert Baskerville

Albert Baskerville
He founded rugby league in New Zealand and was one of the instigators of international league, organising the first tests in Australia, England and Wales.

Jean Batten

Jean Batten
One of the world’s celebrated aviation pioneers of the 1930s, Batten forsook a promising career as a concert pianist to find her glory in the sky.

Tom Baxter

Tom Baxter
During a seven-year international career, Baxter played a record 94 games for the Kiwis, including 29 tests, and was reckoned to be the most punishing centre in world league.

Peter Blake

Peter Blake
From the time in 1971 when Peter Blake won the line honours in the inaugural Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro race, a year hardly went by without him adding to his sailing honours board.

Ces Blazey

When Ces Blazey was one of the original inductees in 1990, his citation read: “If one word only was allowed to describe him, that word would be 'meticulous'."

Lofty Blomfield

Lofty Blomfield
When wrestling was at the height of its popularity from the 1930s through to the 1950s, Maynell Strathmore Blomfield was its high priest.

Chris Bouzaid

Chris Bouzaid
Chris Bouzaid was one of the yachtsmen who set the course for New Zealand to gain such international renown in ocean racing.

Godfrey Bowen

Godfrey Bowen not only confirmed sheep shearing as legitimate sport, he made it entertainment as well, taking his talents around New Zealand and around the world.

Barry Briggs

Barry Briggs
Think speedway and the names of Ronnie Moore, Barry Briggs and Ivan Mauger come automatically.

Bill Broughton

Bill  Broughton
Bill Broughton was a master jockey who set the standards to which others aspired.

Maurice Brownlie

Maurice Brownlie
One of three brothers to play rugby for New Zealand, Brownlie is regarded as one of the greatest loose forwards the All Blacks have had.

Sporting Spotlight

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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