Veitch on Sport
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VEITCH ON SPORT
New Zealand’s home of sports news, views and controversy.
Award-winning broadcaster Tony Veitch brings you all the latest sports news from around the world as it happens.
With the best contact book in the business, he talks to the biggest stars, the main players and dissects all the angles you need to know.
Inquisitive, impassioned and bold, Veitch captures a wide audience weekend in and weekend out on New Zealand’s number one talk station.
Sir Colin was a 'tough bugger', will be missed in Te Kuiti
Waitomo District Mayor Brian Hanna was instrumental in getting the statue of Sir Colin Meads built in Te Kuiti, and in getting the museum of the Meads brothers opened. Mr...
Steve Tew: Sir Colin achieved more off the field than on it
New Zealand rugby CEO Steve Tew told Tony Veitch that players who end up being considered "great" are those that do more off the field than on it. Mr Tew said...
Sir Colin Meads - Phil Gifford pays tribute
LISTEN TO PHIL GIFFORD PAYING TRIBUTE TO SIR COLIN MEADS ABOVE
Paul Davys: Making a bid for the Warriors
Auckland businessman Paul Davys, who has tendered a bid to buy the Warriors from Eric Watson, talks to Tony Veitch about why he had the idea, and how he can turn...
Patrick Bevin: Riding the Tour de France with a broken foot
Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin talks about riding in the Tour de France with a broken foot and how he’s recovered to ride in his next event.
Spotlight Hour: Raymond van Barneveld
Our Spotlight Hour with five-time darts world champion Raymond van Barneveld.
Wayne Drehs: Tracking down the infamous Steve Bartman
Emmy Award-wining feature writer for ESPN, Wayne Drehs, talks to Mark Watson about the infamous Steve Bartman incident which rattled baseball in 2003. Bartman reached...
Steve Tew: Western Force to depart Super Rugby
New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew gives an NZ perspective on the decision to cut the Western Force from Super Rugby.
Alan Jones: The backlash in Australian rugby
Former Wallabies coach and radio personality Alan Jones talks to Mark Watson about the decision to cut the Western Force from Super Rugby and the backlash it has...
LISTEN: Steve Tew on criticism of Super Rugby schedule, referees
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew talks to Mark Watson about the 2017 Super Rugby season, the competition as a whole, and some criticisms around the SANZAAR...
Bill Francis: Remembering Sir John Graham
Bill Francis, former head of Newstalk ZB and author of rugby legend Sir John Graham’s book, talks after the passing of Sir John this week. LISTEN ABOVE
Steven Adams to host star-studded charity golf tournament
Kelsen Butler is the organiser behind Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams' invitational golf tournament to raise funds for the Sports Pathways Trust. He talks to Mark Watson...
Joel Stransky: 'Massive' build-up to Super Rugby final
Former South African rugby legend Joel Stransky talks to Mark Watson about tonight's Super Rugby final between the Lions and the Crusaders at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. LISTEN...
The rationale behind the summer cricket schedule
New Zealand Cricket's chief operating officer Anthony Crummy talks to Mark Watson about the summer cricket schedule and why the Black Caps will only play four tests...
Concussion researcher on latest findings, importance of prevention
Dr Mike Alosco, co-author of a major study into concussions in the United States, talks out of Boston University of Medicine about their findings and how important...
'If in doubt, sit them out' - no easy test for concussion, says expert
One of New Zealand’s leading concussion researchers, Dr Mark Fulcher, talks to Mark Watson (in for Tony Veitch) about the perception of concussion in NZ as well...
Garth Gallaway: The worlds of art and sport should be brought together
With the ongoing debate around the need for a new Christchurch multi-purpose venue, cricket commentator and law expert Garth Gallaway debates the importance of the...
Clark Laidlaw: Being the first non-Kiwi to coach a NZ Sevens side
Incoming New Zealand Sevens coach Clark Laidlaw chats to Mark Watson about what he wants and expects as the first non-New Zealander to coach a Kiwi side since the...
Warriors coach 'pleased with last night's effort' despite loss
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney talks to Mark Watson after his side’s loss to the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville last night. LISTEN ABOVE
Bryan Stronach: White Ferns struggle under pressure of big matches
New Zealand Cricket’s high performance manager Bryan Stronach talks to Mark Watson about the disappointing White Ferns campaign after the side was knocked out of...
Baseball NZ CEO: 'Our door's open to softball'
Mark Watson talks with Baseball New Zealand CEO Ryan Flynn around a supposed "division" between softball and baseball in New Zealand. LISTEN ABOVE
Peter Busfield: Team NZ's nationality rules 'tick of credibility' to Kiwi boat builders
Peter Busfield, executive director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association, talks to Mark Watson (in for Tony Veitch) about what Emirates Team New Zealand’s...
Peter Lester: What do the new nationality rules mean for Team NZ?
America's Cup commentator Peter Lester breaks down the nationality rules proposed by Emirates Team New Zealand on Thursday, with Mark Watson (in for Tony Veitch) LISTEN...
Fallout of shrinking Super Rugby format
Rugby commentator Jon O’Connor talks to Mark Watson about the Cheetahs and Kings leaving Super Rugby as well as the possibility of a third exodus by the Sharks and...
Australian cricket pay stoush getting ugly
Cricket commentator and legal expert Garth Gallaway talks to Mark Watson about the fracas between Cricket Australia and the players represented by the Australian...