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  • AUT student volunteers her way to Russia
    An AUT Sport and Recreation student will represent New Zealand at an international volunteering forum taking place in Russia later this year. Second year student, Claudia Raven, will be the country’s only university student representative at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering conference in Kazan, Russia in July. - See more at:
    Posted: Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • 2017 National Tertiary 3x3 Tournament Wrap-Up
    Canterbury Basketball hosted the second ever UTSNZ National Tertiary 3x3 Tournament this past weekend, with almost 50 players competing in 16 teams, as all eight New Zealand universities were represented. It wasn’t only university pride on the line, as the winning teams in each gender qualified for the World University League, and receive the airfares to cover travel to Xiamen, China in September this year.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • New Zealand's first University Water Polo team to attend the World University Games in Taipei, 2017.
    The New Zealand women’s university team to play at the FISU Taipei 2017 World University Games in August has been announced. It will be the first time ever that New Zealand is represented in the sport of water polo at the Universiade; a very significant success that provides our players with a clear pathway, especially between youth/junior level and the senior national team
    Posted: Tuesday 4 April 2017
  • Scholarships that facilitate tertiary study provide talented football athletes with support for academic endeavour alongside training and competition.
    Ensuring that talented young athletes in New Zealand sport are also supported to achieve and realise their academic potential is an extremely important aspect within the New Zealand sporting landscape. Acknowledging this, Football South have recently partnered with the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic to provide scholarships for talented young football players who have academic aspirations. Read more here and watch out for these again in 2017.
    Posted: Monday 12 December 2016
  • UTSNZ seeking NZ University Hockey Team Managers
    UTSNZ is seeking two highly motivated individuals to help lead and manage the NZ University Men's and Women's Hockey Teams at the Hockey NZ Affiliates Tournament, 1-7 April 2017.
    Posted: Wednesday 7 December 2016
  • AUT and UoA 3x3 Basketball teams return from China
    New Zealand university representative teams, Auckland University of Technology (Men’s) and the University of Auckland (Women’s), have returned home after an excellent performance at the World University 3x3 Basketball League in China.
    Posted: Wednesday 26 October 2016
  • University teams depart for China for the 3x3 Basketball WUL
    The University of Auckland Women's and AUT Men's 3x3 Basketball teams left for China today to participate in the FISU 3x3 Basketball World University League. The WUL will take place from 21 to 23 October, 2016 in Xiamen.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 October 2016
  • UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission established
    One of the key objectives of the new university and tertiary sport entity UTSNZ, is to revive competitive inter tertiary sporting competitions, lift the standard of these competitions and develop pathways to international opportunities. At the heart of this are New Zealand’s tertiary students and increasingly in the world of sport, the athlete’s voice is being formally recognised in the governance structures of national sporting entities. As a result, UTSNZ has recently established the first NZ Tertiary Student Athlete Commission.
    Posted: Monday 10 October 2016
  • The University of Auckland is named the UTSNZ Overall National Tertiary Champion for 2016
    Under the new watch of University and Tertiary Sport NZ, and in a new era of inter-tertiary sport in New Zealand, the University of Auckland has been awarded the prestigious overall National Tertiary Championship Shield and been named the UTSNZ Overall National Tertiary Champion for 2016.
    Posted: Friday 30 September 2016
  • NZ Universities Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Announced
    Hockey NZ and UTSNZ are pleased to announce the NZ Universities Men's and Women's teams to play in the 2017 HNZ Affiliates tournament in Napier next year. The teams were selected based on performance and skills shown at the UTSNZ National Tertiary Hockey Championships played in Wellington last week.
    Posted: Friday 30 September 2016
  • Victoria celebrates highest level of sporting success
    On Wednesday night Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) celebrated the Victoria University Blues Awards, the highest recognition the university can give to people who have, by their sporting achievements or contribution to sport, brought credit to the university. Two students with links to UTSNZ were awarded honours. Joanah Ngan-Woo was named the Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year. While working towards completing a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria, Joanah represented Samoa as part of the Manu Sina Women’s Sevens team, and New Zealand in the World University Sevens Tournament. Joanah plays for the Oriental Rongotai Rugby Club and is a member of the Wellington Women’s Pride Rugby team.   And Brooke Walker was named the Sports Administrator of the Year. Brooke, who is completing a Bachelor of Economics and Finance, is the captain of Victoria’s Rowing Club and has been instrumental in the recent rebrand of the club. She is one of the three lead coaches for the Wellington College Rowing Club programme and the lead coach of the Wellington College Rowing Club’s junior squad. Brooke has completed two Rowing New Zealand coaching modules, and is the sole Victoria representative on the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Student-Athlete Commission.
    Posted: Friday 23 September 2016
  • Massey win annual sporting exchange between rival agricultural universities.
    In additional to UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events, a number of Universities have their own long standing rivalries and tertiary events. The annual sporting exchange between rival agricultural universities Lincoln and Massey was recently hosted at the Manawatu campus with Massey taking out both the LA Brooks Cup and Enid Hills Memorial Trophy on Saturday.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2016
  • Men’s pair take silver at World University Championships
    The New Zealand University rowing team men’s pair of Corey McCaffrey and Louis van Velthooven have taken a silver medal at the 2016 World Rowing University Championships overnight. The championships in Poznan, Poland, feature the world’s top university rowers including several Olympians.
    Posted: Tuesday 6 September 2016
  • University of Auckland Crowned University Ultimate Frisbee Champions
    The 3rd edition of the New Zealand University Ultimate Championships was hosted by the Auckland University Ultimate Club at Colin Maiden Park from 29-30 August. The 3rd edition of the New Zealand University Ultimate Championships was hosted by the Auckland University Ultimate Club at Colin Maiden Park from 29-30 August. The 2016 tournament saw a record nine teams competing for the trophy.
    Posted: Thursday 1 September 2016
  • Massey University take out the Squash Tertiary Teams Championship Title
    Massey University have claimed the Tertiary Teams Title after some strong performances from their team against the Auckland University, Victoria University and Waikato University teams. The Squash Tertiary Teams Challenge started in 2014 and sees teams of 4 players (male, female or mixed) graded or social, who all belong to the same Tertiary Institute battling out to be the best Tertiary Team. This year the Tertiary Teams challenge was held at the North Shore Squash Club, 21 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, North Shore on the 26-27 August.
    Posted: Monday 29 August 2016
  • University athletes represent in the Canterbury Women's Squad named for Farah Palmer Cup
    The Canterbury Women's Rugby Team has been named with a strong representation from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University showing the strength of university rugby in the region.
    Posted: Friday 5 August 2016
  • Masters student Alistair Bond heads to Rio
    Otago Daily Times sports reporter Matt Smith talks to Otago University rower Alistair Bond about the Rio Olympics.
    Posted: Friday 5 August 2016
  • Exposure to top-level Futsal priceless
    The on-court action may not have gone their way but the teams that represented New Zealand at the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Brazil will return home safe in the knowledge that their efforts were not in vain.
    Posted: Friday 5 August 2016
  • Lincoln University defend Trophy title in Canterbury Metro final
    Lincoln University go back-to-back in Canterbury Metro rugby. From 14-12 ahead at half time Lincoln went on to win 49-12 with a huge second half.
    Posted: Wednesday 3 August 2016
  • NZ Tertiary Women's Sevens Team finish 9th
    The NZ Tertiary Women's Sevens team finished 9th on the table at the World University Championships Played in Swansea, Wales 6-9 July, beating Australia in their last game 14-5.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 July 2016
  • NZ Futsal Teams
    The Fair Play title, in both the male and female categories at the World University Futsal Championships played in Brazil have been won by New Zealand teams. View the full Press Release from Brazil organisers below.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 July 2016

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