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Search our list of inductees below or filter to a specific sport using the list on the left.

Our Inductees

Rob Waddell

Rob Waddell
For three years, Rob Waddell was practically invincible in the single sculls.

John Walker

The first awareness most New Zealanders had of John Walker was at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch in 1974 when he chased home Filbert Bayi of Tanzania in the 1500 metres, which Bayi won in world record time.

Billy Wallace

He was called Carbine after a champion stayer, and what an apt nickname it was.

Billy Webb

Billy Webb
Webb was the first of a long line of great New Zealand oarsmen.

Wilson Whineray

Wilson Whineray
Sir Wilson Whineray played 77 matches for New Zealand, including 32 tests, and is regarded as one of the most successful and inspirational captains the All Blacks have had.

Des White

In a six-year international career, Des White became the most prolific points-scorer in New Zealand league.

Ruben Wiki

Ruben Wiki
Ruben Wiki’s career in rugby league was one of enduring success and excellence, beginning with the Canberra Raiders in 1993 and ending with the New Zealand Warriors fifteen years later.

Anthony Wilding

Anthony Wilding
Even from a different, gentler era, Wilding without dispute remains New Zealand’s greatest tennis player.

Elsie Wilkie

It can’t be the lot of many women in New Zealand sport who first become a world champion when they’re a grandmother.

Yvette Williams

Yvette Williams
In the days when women had few events in track and field, Yvette Williams seemed to compete in them all.

Bryan Williams

Bryan Williams
Whatever else Bryan Williams achieved in rugby – and he achieved much – the blaze of publicity he gained as a 19-year-old on the All Blacks’ tour of South Africa in 1970 never quite left him.

Roy Williams

Roy Williams had a distinguished athletics career of nearly 20 years, during which he won the national decathlon title 11 times between 1956 and 1970.

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson
As a youngster at school in Invercargill, Jeff Wilson was a wonder of his age on the sporting field, whether rugby, cricket or, so it seemed, anything else he tried.

Cis Winstanley

Cis Winstanley took up bowls in 1946 to help her recover from surgery and she became New Zealand’s most successful woman bowler.

Peter Wolfenden

The name of Peter Wolfenden is inextricably linked to that of Cardigan Bay, the best pacer produced in New Zealand.

Sporting Spotlight

John Kirwan

(1964 - )

John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wing threequarters to play rugby for New Zealand; when in top form, he was an irresistible try-scorer as his 35 tries in 63 test matches indicates (plus another 32 tries in non-test matches).
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