Anamata - 2018 shaping up to be a big year in sports
Today is our final Anamata with our sports reporter Tamati Rimene-Sproat talking sports with presenter Scotty Morrison and what could be in store for 2018.
Scotty: Your coverage of sports in 2017 was excellent but it looks like 2018 for sports will be even bigger?
Tamati: Yes it’s going to be a busy year for NZ Sports. The All Blacks play the top 5 teams including England. The Warriors have a raft of new players like Peta Hiku - wait and see if they add anything. David Kidwell - will be keen to keep his job at the Kiwis. The Silver Ferns, the Tall Blacks, the Breakers, and then there’s waka ama worlds at Tahiti to look forward to. But the big one that is on everyone’s radar is the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Scotty: You said the Silver Ferns are going to head to commonwealth games. What are your predictions?
Tamati: The Silver Ferns will get gold and that’s my call. So will the sevens both men and women’s! Holly Robinson will also be there representing New Zealand para-athletes on the track and field side and no doubt she will also succeed.
Scotty: So if your predictions don’t hold, we will move you from sports to politics!
Tamati: Nah, I’ll be a dancer!
Scotty: Well if you want to talk dance, I am the best dancer on the Te Karere team. So the big question is, will the country get to see you dance on TV?
And that's the final instalment of Anamata with reporter Tamati Rimene-Sproat canvassing how the year could potentially look for sport.