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Ronnie Moore
Inducted in 1995
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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  • Motorsport
Moore moved to England at 17 and in 1950 became the youngest rider to compete in a world championship final. At 21, he became the youngest world champion.

Moore was one of the dominant riders on the British and European speedway circuits throughout the 1950s and won another world title in 1959, as well as being second on three occasions.

In 1970, he teamed up with fellow New Zealander Ivan Mauger to win the world pairs title. Moore quit speedway for two years to drive in European motor racing.

He retired from speedway in Europe in 1968 but continued to ride in New Zealand and Australia for another seven years.

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Rita Fatialofa

(1963 - )

Rita Fatialofa played netball and softball for New Zealand.
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