Watch: Rob Waddell chuffed with Gold Coast success but won't reveal top moment

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games chef de mission kept his cards close to his chest upon his arrival home from the Gold Coast last night, refusing to say which of his side's medal victories was his favourite.

NZ's chef de mission was over the moon with his team's Commonwealth Games campaign. Source: 1 NEWS

New Zealand claimed 46 medals on the Gold Coast, the most for an overseas games including 15 golds.

Speaking to 1 NEWS last night, the former Olympic rowing champion was nothing but diplomatic in response.

"I'm not allowed to have any favourites - but there were some real highlights," he joked.

"I loved how the teams had a great games. If you look across basketball, hockey men and women, the sevens to top it off, even Joelle (King (squash)) right at the end too - they're amazing things to witness.

"Although it's the Commonwealth Games, you have to beat some of the best people in the world to win. World records were getting broken, games records were getting broken so the standard gets higher all the time."