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Our Inductees

Paul MacDonald

Paul MacDonald
One of New Zealand’s most successful Olympians, MacDonald was a key figure in the small but effective New Zealand canoeing force of the 1980s.

Barry Magee

Barry Magee
For all Barry Magee's achievements both as an athlete and as a coach, one event stands out: an event that he did not win.

Peter Mander and Jack Cropp

The first time New Zealand sent yachtsmen to an Olympic Games they came home with a gold medal.

Marilyn Marshall

Marilyn Marshall had the distinction of captaining her country in two sports, softball and soccer.

Bill Massey

Bill Massey
Dubbed “The Man With the Golden Arm”, Massey was a dominant figure in national softball and it was largely through his expertise and efforts that the sport gained national attention.

Cecil Matthews

Cecil Matthews
There could have been no greater praise for Matthews than to be dubbed “the Nurmi of the Empire” after the great Finn, Paavo Nurmi, who dominated middle and long-distance running in the 1920s.

Ivan Mauger

In Ivan Mauger’s long list of achievements in speedway, one record stands supreme: he is the only rider to have won the world championship six times and he is the only rider to have won world titles in three successive years.

Winston McCarthy

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.

Clark McConachy

Clark McConachy
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.

Jenny McDonald

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

Meda McKenzie

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

Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren
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.

Colin Meads

Colin Meads
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.

Men's Hockey Team 1976

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

Les Mills

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.

Lorraine Moller

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

Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore
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.

Ted Morgan

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

Anthony Mosse

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

Dick Motz

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

Ces Mountford

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

Graham Mourie

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.

Lois Muir

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.

Billy Murphy

Billy Murphy
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.

Sporting Spotlight

Val Young

(1937 - )

If Yvette Williams can justifiably be labelled New Zealand’s best woman athlete, Val Young runs her a close second.
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