Podcast: Aussie Rules in New Zealand

In Conversation with Kevin “Shifter” Sheehan and Rob Malone


 Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode Australian Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston sits down with National and International Talent Manager Kevin “Shifter” Sheehan and AFL New Zealand Coach Rob Malone to talk about the game, its place in New Zealand and the annual Anzac AFL Academy vs New Zealand Hawks game in Wellington.

The full episode is available here.

Diplomacy on the Netball Court


The New Zealand Parliamentary Netball Team, The Australia Federal Parliamentary Netball Team and the New South Wales Parliamentary Netball Team pose for a photo with former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk at the 2017 Diggeress Cup Tournament.

Remembering back to the origins of Anzac Day New Zealanders and Australians have long enjoyed a special camaraderie or ‘mateship’ and a friendly rivalry in the true spirit of the Anzac soldiers from long ago. Whether it be heated debate over which country invented Pavlova or who has the best sports team, we’ve always enjoyed our iconic rivalry and our friendship. Our special relationship is no more so when it comes to sport, in particular our national games – rugby and netball.

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