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  • Tertiary Badminton Event Grows as it Moves On-Campus
    We head into the second half of the 2021 UTSNZ event calendar this weekend as student-athletes take the courts at the AUT North Campus in Auckland for the National Tertiary Badminton Championship. After being held in badminton halls across the country for the past 5 years, the event moves on-campus for the first time in its history.
    Posted: Friday 30 July 2021
  • The University of Auckland do the Double at Pioneer
    The University of Auckland achieved a rare feat at the National Tertiary Volleyball Championship last weekend with both their men’s and women’s teams lifting the event shields and earning the title of Tertiary Volleyball Champions for 2021. Also achieving an impressive double was their opposition, the University of Canterbury, who played their way into both Grand Finals.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 July 2021
  • Fresh Faces Set to Hit the Volleyball Courts in Christchurch
    There is set to be a lot of young talent on display as men's and women's teams from across the country prepare for the National Tertiary Volleyball Championship. As the sport at the secondary school level continues to go from strength to strength, we check in with a few students who will be tasting tertiary volleyball for the first time in Christchurch on the 17th & 18th of July.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 June 2021
  • FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2021 Commences
    Online introduction sessions will commence this weekend for selected participants in the 2021 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA). Read more on the event and New Zealand's representative here.
    Posted: Friday 18 June 2021
  • METRONEWS - Canterbury Athlete Finds a Covid Silver Lining
    With the 2021 FISU World University Games postponed until next year, New Zealand Broadcasting School student Jess Dermody talks to UC athlete Christina Ryan about what the postponement means for her and other aspiring student athletes. Read Jess's story on Metronews here.
    Posted: Thursday 13 May 2021
  • South Island dominates Tertiary Futsal Championships
    The South Island Universities reigned supreme at the Tertiary Futsal Championships 2021, held over the last four days at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena. Read more about the tournament delivered by UTSNZ and New Zealand Football here.
    Posted: Monday 19 April 2021
  • National Titles on the Line as Futsal Fever hits Universities
    After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Tertiary Futsal Championship makes a return this week as athletes hit the courts at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North from Thursday through Sunday. The tournament will see seven university teams in both the men’s and women’s tournaments for the very first time, proving the opportunity to be as popular as ever among student-athletes. Read more here.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 April 2021
  • Canterbury Women, Auckland Men Crowned UTSNZ National 3x3 Champions
    The Canterbury women and Auckland men have taken out UTSNZ 3X3 Tertiary Championships, presented by Stuff, at ASB Sports Centre in Wellington on Sunday. Both finals reversed the lead-up form with the lower ranked sides upstaging the favourites in the tournament deciders. Read more here.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 April 2021
  • Stuff Becomes Presenting Partner for UTSNZ 3x3 Tertiary National Championships
    Stuff is continuing its support of basketball in New Zealand by becoming the Presenting Partner for the UTSNZ's National Tertiary Basketball Championships. National Sports Editor Fred Woodcock says Stuff is pleased to continue their partnership with Basketball New Zealand and additionally support University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ). The addition of Stuff as a presenting partner is a fantastic vote of confidence and boost in exposure for tertiary sport in New Zealand. Read more on the announcement here.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 April 2021
  • Rowing NZ Select World University Games Squad for Development Camp
    On 7 December 2020 it was confirmed that due to COVID-19, Rowing NZ did not intend to send athletes to compete at international regattas throughout 2021, excluding the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta and the Tokyo Olympic Games. However, it is still the intention of Rowing NZ to select and support age group squads irrespective of international travel throughout 2021. A World University squad has been selected and will train together over the course of the winter and race at the Development Regatta from 21 - 28 August 2021 at Lake Karapiro. Read more on the team announcement here.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • 2021 FISU World University Games postponed to 2022
    University and Tertiary Sport NZ have received official confirmation from FISU that the 2021 World University Games scheduled for August in Chengdu, China have been postponed until 2022 due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions
    Posted: Thursday 8 April 2021
  • SPORT PROFILE: Rowing - a sport built on tradition
    One of the most fiercely contested events on the inter-tertiary calendar, the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships is held around Easter time each year and universities from all around the country compete in grades ranging from completely Novice to Championship level in all sizes of boats, from singles to eights. Read more to find out where it all started.
    Posted: Friday 26 March 2021
  • SPORT PROFILE: Swimming to Success
    Ever wondered when the first ever inter-tertiary swim meet happened? Check out our latest sport profile here which talks about the history of swimming in the university and tertiary sport programme, as well as where the sport is heading.
    Posted: Wednesday 17 February 2021
  • Tom Mackintosh's University Pathway to Elite Rowing
    Tom Mackintosh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University in 2019 and is a member of the New Zealand rowing team. "University rowing complimented my studies, and I am grateful I was able to represent my country whilst doing so". Read more about Tom's journey from starting rowing at Lindisfarne College, to rowing while studying at university, to now being a member of the NZ Elite Team.
    Posted: Thursday 21 January 2021
  • Tertiary Futsal returns for the University of Auckland Tri-Series
    Northern futsal rivalries between the University of Auckland, AUT and the University of Waikato will be reignited at the University of Auckland’s tri-series tournament beginning Thursday the 22nd of October. Men’s and women’s teams from the three universities will compete in the unique 2-day round robin event - read on for more details.
    Posted: Monday 19 October 2020
  • Southern Universities Challenge shield on the line after long absence
    The University of Otago men’s and women’s basketball teams are travelling up to Christchurch this weekend to take on Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury as the three rivals do battle in the South Island Derby, with the Southern Universities Challenge shield up for grabs. The team lists are in and the schedule is set with the first round of games tipping off at 10am on Sunday.
    Posted: Friday 9 October 2020
  • National Tertiary Badminton Championship closes with thrilling Grand Final
    The 2020 National Tertiary Badminton Championship was held at the Counties Manukau Badminton Association over the weekend with 48 students representing six universities in seven teams. It was a gripping tournament with plenty of close matches as seen across the country on Sky Sport Next. Read on for a full wrap of the weekend's event.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 September 2020
  • University Sporting Rivalries to resume at National Tertiary Badminton Championship
    The first and only official National Tertiary Championship event for 2020 is set to get underway this weekend with the much-anticipated badminton championship being hosted by the Counties Manukau Badminton Association.
    Posted: Tuesday 22 September 2020
  • “Sit up Straight” and Take Notice – Ara Broadcasting School Students Talk Sport
    The connection between UTSNZ and the Ara Institute of Canterbury has been strengthening in recent times as UTSNZ Executive Director Sarah Anderson joined a group of students from Ara’s New Zealand Broadcasting School live on the Metronews broadcast this week. Read more about the relationship that's developed between the two organisations here.
    Posted: Thursday 17 September 2020
  • Massey University Set to Bring Hockey Communities Together
    Massey University is set to bring local and tertiary hockey communities together later this month in a unique Hockey 5's invitational tournament. Read more about the 2020 event here.
    Posted: Friday 11 September 2020
  • Celebrating the Value of International University Sport
    Since its onset, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world. Social and physical distancing measures along with lockdowns of businesses, education institutions and overall social life are common strategies used to halt the spread of the disease. But these strategies have greatly disrupted many regular aspects of life, including travel and the opportunity for international sporting experiences. Why does this matter? What does the international sport experience offer our tertiary student athletes and what has been lost in 2020? Read more here to find out.
    Posted: Monday 7 September 2020

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