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20 July 2022

One Year to Go – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 celebrations kick off in Hamilton Kirikiriroa

Hamilton Kirikiriroa led the country’s one-year countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with a unity-themed pre-dawn lighting ceremony at Waikato Stadium.   

The ceremony centred around the venue’s distinctive Whatanoa Gateway with a cultural performance and lighting up the venue in FIFA’s ‘unity colours.

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19 July 2022

Charity Test announced as tickets go on sale for Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship and O’Reilly Cup

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced it will donate $1 to its official charity partner Graeme Dingle Foundation for every ticket sold to the All Blacks Bledisloe Cup blockbuster against Australia at Eden Park on 24 September.

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05 July 2022

Hamilton Kirikiriroa to host FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Play-Off Tournament

Hamilton Kirikiriroa will be one of the first cities to get a slice of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 action, after it was confirmed as a co-host for an inaugural Play-Off tournament in February 2023.

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01 July 2022

Volunteer for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 – Register your interest!

With almost one year to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia & New Zealand kicks off, volunteers hoping to get involved in the tournament are now able to submit early expressions of interest.

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27 June 2022

Māori All Blacks team named to play Ireland in Hamilton

The Māori All Blacks team has been named to play Ireland at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on Wednesday 29 June (Kick-off: 7. 05PM NZST, live and exclusive on Sky Sport NZ).

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15 June 2022

Māori All Blacks squad named for two-match Ireland

Māori All Blacks Coach Clayton McMillan has named a strong squad ahead of his team’s two-match series against Ireland.

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01 June 2022

National club rugby final confirmed for All Blacks Test

Test match rugby on an international stage beckons for two club rugby sides in this season’s Under 85kg National Club Cup.

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30 May 2022

Hamilton ready to get party started for HSBC NZ Sevens return

New Zealand’s biggest sporting party is returning to Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato in January 2023. NZ Rugby and event partner 37 South today confirmed the HSBC New Zealand Sevens would take place at FMG Stadium Waikato on 21-22 January 2023, after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

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24 May 2022

Newly established role delivers next challenge for H3’s Michael Gilling

After years spent setting the stage for some of Hamilton’s biggest events, Michael Gilling is now turning the spotlight to H3’s event delivery stars.

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17 May 2022

Māori All Blacks to play two-match series against Ireland

The Māori All Blacks will play Ireland in two mid-week matches in Hamilton and Wellington this July New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced today. The first match will be at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on Wednesday 29 June at 7.

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13 May 2022

Hamilton concludes FIFA Secretary General’s tour Down Under

Hamilton/Kirikiriroa was the final city in New Zealand to be visited by a FIFA delegation, as part of a mission to meet with key stakeholders in sport and government in each of the host cities of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

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26 April 2022

All Blacks and Black Ferns announce bumper international home Test schedule

All Blacks and Black Ferns announce bumper international home Test scheduleNew Zealand rugby fans can lock in a blockbuster 10 Test international schedule as the Black Ferns and All Blacks prepare to defend their home turf in 2022.

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