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  • 2019 dates beckon for keen tertiary student-athletes to make their mark
    The UTSNZ 2019 National Tertiary Championship calendar for next year has been finalised. Diarise the dates and register your interest with your tertiary sport department today.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Media darlings, shoot-out legend and almost-medalists: the NZ 3x3 uni world campaign
    A lot can happen in four days: Lincoln University women and University of Auckland men played a whole lot of really good 3x3 at the FISU World University League finals in China a few weeks ago. They also made the most of other opportunities that came their way. Read the full review story here.
    Posted: Tuesday 4 December 2018
  • Festival of Badminton on Show in Porirua
    National championships are synonymous with pitting yourself up against NZ's best players. In popular sports like Badminton that competition takes place at secondary school level and tertiary level but many high school students aren't aware of that next step. For the first time in 2019 the two events will be combined in a festival of badminton which will see over 400 competitors come together under one roof.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Sport wasn't exchange student's first (or even second) goal but it soon became the most important
    Santiago Duque Palacio came on exchange to New Zealand to learn English and soak up knowledge from Victoria's Geology professors. Playing futsal was never part of the plan, he reflects, but it’s not surprising that it quickly became a key part of his kiwi life and helped him to forge unforgettable memories.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Bids sought to host the 2019 Tertiary Ultimate Champs
    New Zealand Ultimate is seeking bids from potential host organisers to partner with NZU and University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand to deliver the 2019 New Zealand Tertiary Ultimate Championship tournament (NZTUC).
    Posted: Thursday 1 November 2018
  • NZ students and staff stand to gain from joint event focus of renewed FISU Oceania-Asia collaboration
    FISU Oceania and Asia University Sports Federation (AUSF) signed a two-year extension to the current Memorandum of Understanding at the AUSF General Assembly last week. Nicola Clayden, UTSNZ Board Chair, attended the Assembly to represent UTSNZ and so was able to report back on the trip and what the new MoU might mean for tertiary sport in our country.
    Posted: Friday 26 October 2018
  • FISU previews Australian and New Zealand 3x3 teams with one month to go to Xiamen finals
    Zac Easthope and Connie Poletti speak to FISU in countdown to the 3x3 World University League coming up on 15-18 November, where the University of Auckland and Lincoln University will represent in the men's and women's finals.
    Posted: Monday 15 October 2018
  • EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN - 2019 World University Games Health Team
    To ensure a high performance support service is delivered to the 2019 NZ World University Games team, UTSNZ (through the assistance of Dr Bruce Hamilton, NZOC/HPSNZ Medical Lead) is now recruiting for the Team Doctor and Physiotherapy roles.
    Posted: Monday 15 October 2018
  • University of Auckland cements top status in tertiary sport with third title
    The University of Auckland has triumphed as Overall National Tertiary Champion once again, holding the University and Tertiary Sport Shield aloft for the third year in a row. This article outlines how they did it this year, the secrets to their success and why UoA students love to take part in tertiary sport.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 September 2018
  • Otago and Lincoln sustain peak performance to beat the basketball pack
    The 2018 New Zealand National Tertiary Basketball Champions have been determined after three days of intense competition in Auckland.
    Posted: Monday 24 September 2018
  • Massey closes out tight netball clashes to take final 2018 championship
    Massey University won by one goal in a thrilling finish to a hugely competitive weekend of top netball.
    Posted: Monday 24 September 2018
  • Ara student volunteer and passionate netball coach is in Africa this week to help out at the world's
    Back in May UTSNZ put the call out to tertiary students to volunteer at a FISU world university championship. Among the NZ applicants was Travis Timpson, a second-year Business Management student from Ara Institute of Technology. His application to be part of the World Uni Netball Champs as a volunteer was successful and now Travis is in Uganda!
    Posted: Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • EVENT PREVIEW: All you need to know about the National Tertiary Ultimate Championship this weekend
    With a large number of NZ national reps set to feature in Palmerston North this weekend, the NTUC has become a major date on NZ Ultimate's performance calendar. It also plays a pivotal role in increasing participation among the 18-24 year old group. Find out what else Iain Stewart, NZ Ultimate's executive officer, had to say ahead of Saturday's throw-off.
    Posted: Wednesday 29 August 2018
  • Historic futsal campaign finishes on a high
    After an epic week of competition against some of the world's best tertiary futsal teams, the Uniwhites and Uniferns have both ended their historic World University Championship campaign with a win in their last two matches. See here for the results and links to other content.
    Posted: Tuesday 28 August 2018
  • Uniwhites and Uniferns get games underway
    The men's and women's futsal teams are competing in the World University Championship in Kazakhstan 19-26 August.
    Posted: Monday 20 August 2018
  • NZ scullers secure gold and bronze in Shanghai
    Congratulations to the three medal-winning Massey University students that represented the country in China at the 2018 World University Rowing Championship over the weekend.
    Posted: Monday 13 August 2018
  • Fargher far from a one-lift wonder
    Lauren Fargher will be the NZ representative at the 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championship in Poland in September. Lauren has had a rapid ascendancy in the sport, including her surprise inclusion in the World University Games team last year. Not only was that a "mindblowing" experience but she learned some important lessons there too.
    Posted: Friday 3 August 2018
  • Talented tertiary squash players to take on the world's best in Birmingham
    Congratulations to the four students/recent graduates who will represent NZ at the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championship in Birmingham, UK from 6-12 September. Read here for team members and a link to the Squash NZ announcement story.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 August 2018
  • Full-time student-triathlete has unfinished business at world uni champs
    Triathlon NZ has named Kiri Atkin as the sole New Zealand rep at the 2018 World University Triathlon Championships to be held in Sweden in a month's time. This is the second time Atkin will attend the FISU event. Here the UC student outlines what happened in Switzerland in 2016, her current form, and how she has managed to enhance her employability too.
    Posted: Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Kiwi orienteers find the mark with Robertson scoring gold
    The World University Orienteering Championship took place last week and was particularly memorable for the outstanding result of New Zealand team member Tim Robertson who won the sprint gold medal. He was one of six NZ student-athletes competing in Kuortane, Finland.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 July 2018
  • Same same but different
    The winners from Wellington are the same as 2017, with Auckland and Waikato reclaiming their men's and women's titles respectively, however, this year’s event had more of a competitive feel across the whole tournament. Read our review for reflections and results.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 July 2018

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