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Encyclopedia > New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
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New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games is represented by 255 athletes competing in over 19 disciplines. New Zealand is sending its largest team ever to a Commonwealth Games. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... See also: 2006 in sports 16 March 2006 (Thursday) Football: UEFA Cup 2005-06 - Round of 16, second leg, progressing teams shown in bold. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Commonwealth_Games_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Commonwealth_Games_New_Zealand. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games are currently being held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ...


New Zealand has competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first British Empire Games in 1930, and is one of only six countries to have done so. Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


The flag bearer for the opening ceremony was Hamish Carter — the reigning Olympic triathlon champion. Hamish Clive Carter (born 28 April 1971 in Auckland) is a New Zealand triathlete, who competed in the triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics, finishing in 26th place. ... The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... The Triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held at the Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre, with 100 athletes competing for individual gold medals in the mens and womens event. ...

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Medals

   Gold       Silver       Bronze    Total
New Zealand New Zealand 5 10 13 28
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Gold

  • Moss Burmester - Swimming - Men's 200m Butterfly
  • Sosene Anesi, Joshua Blackie, Tamati Ellison, Nigel Hunt, Tafai Ioasa, Cory Jane, Tenerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Lote Raikabula, Amasio Raoma, Alando Soakai and Onosai Tololima-Auva'a - Rugby 7's - Men's Team
  • Graeme Ede - Shooting- Men's Trap
  • Valerie Vili - Athletics - Women's Shot Put
  • Nick Willis - Athletics - 1500 metres

Moss Burmester is a New Zealand swimmer, who was a gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. ... Valerie Vili, née Adams (born October 6, 1984 in Rotorua) is a shot putter from New Zealand. ...

Silver

  • Hayden Roulston - Track Cycling - Men's Points Race
  • Samantha Warriner - Triathlon - Women's Individual
  • Bevan Docherty - Triathlon - Men's Individual
  • Dean Kent - Swimming - Men's 200m Individual Medley
  • Juliet Etherington - Shooting - Women's 50m Rifle Rone
  • Rosara Joseph - Mountain Biking - Women's
  • Charmian Purcell, Rebecca Cotten, Angela Marino, Micaela Cocks, Lisa Pardon, Donna Loffhagen, Lisa Wallbutton, Kate McMeekan-Ruscoe, Jessica McCormack, Jody Tini,Nonila Wharemate, Aneka Kerr - Basketball - Women's Team
  • Tony Sargisson - Athletics - Men's 50km Walk
  • Gregory Yelavich - Shooting - Men's 25m Centre Fire Pistol
  • Troy McLean, Aaron Olsen, Paora Winitana, Paul Henare, Casey Frank, Lindsay Tait, Dillon Boucher, Pero Cameron, Mika Vukona, Ed Book, Michael Homik, Tony Rampton - Basketball - Men's Team

Samantha Warriner (born August 1, 1971 in Alton, Hampshire, England) is an athlete from New Zealand. ... Bevan Docherty (born March 29, 1977) is an athlete from New Zealand. ... Dean Kent (born on November 6, 1978 in Palmerston North) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who has represented his country at the highest level on numerous occasions. ... Rosara Joseph is a New Zealand mountain biker, who won a Silver Medal for New Zealand at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. ... Paul Henare (born March 4, 1979 in Napier, New Zealand is a professional basketball player for the Australian National Basketball Leagues New Zealand Breakers and for the New Zealand Tall Blacks; he primarily plays point guard. ... Dillon Boucher ( born 27 December 1975 in New Plymouth ,New Zealand is a New Zealand basketball player . ... Sean Pero MacPherson Cameron (born 6 May 1974) is a New Zealand professional basketball player. ... Mika Vukona (born May 13, 1982), is a professional basketball player for the Australian National Basketball Leagues New Zealand Breakers and for the New Zealand Tall Blacks. ...

Bronze

  • Andrea Hewitt - Triathlon - Women's Individual
  • Juliet Etherington, Kathryn Mead - Shooting - 50m Prone Rifle Pair
  • Cameron Gibson - Swimming - Men's 200m Backstroke
  • Peter Latham, Hayden Godfrey, Tim Gudsell and Marc Ryan - Track Cycling - Men's Team Pursuit
  • Helen Norfolk, Alison Fitch, Lauran Boyle and Melissa Ingram - Swimming - Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Lisa Daniels and Nina Daniels - Synchronized Swimming - Duets
  • Shelley Kitchen - Squash - Women's Singles
  • Moss Burmester - Swimming - Men's 100m Butterfly
  • Hannah McLean - Swimming - Women's 200m Backstroke
  • Gordon McCauley- Road Cycling - Men's Time Trial
  • Jan Khan and Marina Khan - Lawn Bowls - Women's Pairs
  • Keisha-Dean Soffe - Weightlifting - Women's +75 kg
  • Angela McKee - Athletics - Women's High Jump

Peter Latham was a British racquets and real tennis player. ... Moss Burmester is a New Zealand swimmer, who was a gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. ...

New Zealand's Commonwealth Games Team 2006

Aquatics

There are a large number of sports that involve water. ...

Swimming

A breaststroke swimmer A dog swimming Swimming describes any method by which living creatures move themselves through water apart from walking on the bottom. ... Moss Burmester is a New Zealand swimmer, who was a gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. ... Dean Kent (born on November 6, 1978 in Palmerston North) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who has represented his country at the highest level on numerous occasions. ... Scott Thomas Talbot-Cameron (born July 31, 1981 in Canberra, Australia) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ...

Synchronized Swimming

  • Lisa Daniels
  • Nina Daniels

A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet, synchronized swimming involves competitors (either individuals, duets or teams) combining strength, endurance, flexibility, grace and artistry with exceptional breath control while upside down underwater. ...

Athletics

  • Michael Aish
  • Jane Arnott
  • Craig Barrett
  • Adrian Blincoe
  • Matthew Brown
  • Chantal Brunner
  • Sarah Cowley
  • Fiona Crombie
  • James Dolphin
  • Chris Donaldson
  • David Falealili
  • Stuart Farquhar
  • Beatrice Faumuina
  • Pual Hamblyn
  • Melina Hamilton
  • Liza Hunter-Galvin
  • Kate McIlroy
  • Angela McKee
  • Rebecca Moore
  • James Mortimer
  • Brent Newdick
  • Tony Sargisson
  • Jason Stewart
  • Carl van der Speck
  • Valerie Vili
  • Rebecca Wardell
  • Nick Willis

Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... Craig Barrett can refer to Craig Barrett (Intel President) - United States business leader Craig Barrett (athlete) - New Zealand athlete This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Beatrice Faumuina is a New Zealand sportsman. ... Valerie Vili, née Adams (born October 6, 1984 in Rotorua) is a shot putter from New Zealand. ...

Badminton

Badminton court, isomorphic view Badminton is a racket (or racquet) sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles). ... Rebecca Bellingham is a female badminton player from Australia. ... The Right Honourable John Gordon, Mr Justice Gordon (November 23, 1849 - September 26, 1922) was an Irish lawyer and politician, who served as Attorney-General for Ireland and a Judge of the High Court. ... Rachel Hindley is a female badminton player of New Zealand. ... John Moody (1868 - 1958) was a U.S. financial analyst and investor. ... Sara Runesten Petersen (born 8 May 1975) is a female badminton player from New Zealand. ... Daniel A. Shirley (born 13 April 1979) is a male badminton player from New Zealand. ...

Basketball

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...

Boxing

  • Kahukura Bentson
  • Joseph Blackbourn
  • Carl Commons
  • Jamie Garder
  • Soulan Pownceby
  • Gergory Weenink

Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ...

Cycling

Cycling is a recreation, a sport, and a means of transport across land. ...

Mountain Biking

  • Clinton Avery
  • Sonia Foote
  • Rosara Joseph
  • Kashi Leuchs
  • Mike Northcott
  • Robyn Wong

A mountain biker climbs on an off-road track Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off paved roads. ... Rosara Joseph is a New Zealand mountain biker, who won a Silver Medal for New Zealand at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. ...

Road Cycling

  • Tamara Boyd
  • Toni Bradshaw
  • Melissa Holt
  • Logan Hutchings
  • Michelle Hyland
  • Gordon McCauly
  • Glen Mitchell
  • Robin Reid
  • Hayden Roulston
  • Alison Sharks
  • Sarah Ulmer
  • Susie Wood

Sarah Ulmer climbing up a hill during the Twin Falls to Buhl stage of the 2002 Womens Challenge Sarah Ulmer (born March 14, 1976) is a New Zealand cyclist who won a Gold medal and set new world records at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, the first New...

Track Cycling

  • Jason Allen
  • Richard Bowker
  • Fiona Carswell
  • Hayden Godrey
  • Justin Grace
  • Timothy Gudsell
  • Greg Henderson
  • Joanne Kiesanowski
  • Peter Latham
  • Marc Ryan
  • Nathan Seddon
  • Catherine Sell
  • Adam Stewart
  • Paddy Walker
  • Elisabeth Williams

Caffeine molecular structure Caffeine is an alkaloid found naturally in such foods as coffee beans, tea, kola nuts, Yerba maté, guarana, and (in small amounts) cacao beans. ... Peter Latham was a British racquets and real tennis player. ...

Hockey

Field hockey game at Melbourne University. ...

Gymnastics

  • Belinda Castles

Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. ...

Lawn Bowls

  • Rowan Brassy
  • Jonna Edwards
  • Richard Girvan
  • Justin Goodwin
  • Jamie Hall
  • Jan Khan
  • Marina Khan
  • Jan Khan
  • MGary Lawson
  • Serena Mathews
  • Russell Meyer
  • Sharon Sims
  • Valerie Smith

Men playing bowls Bowls (or Lawn Bowls) is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than ones opponent is able to do. ... Valerie Smith is a left wing social activist that lobbies against pornography, violence, and other adult content in Canadian media. ...

Netball

  • Belinda Colling
  • Vilimaina Davu
  • Leana de Bruin
  • Temepara George
  • Laura Langman
  • Anna Rowberry
  • Anna Scarlett
  • Jodi Te Huna
  • Maris Tutaia
  • Irene Van Dyk
  • casey Williams
  • Adine Wilson
  • Melissa Fittall
  • Emma Heaps
  • sophie Maitland

CODFISHΝ€νō Řσχ is a team sport similar to and derived from basketball. ... Anna Rowberry, (born March 31, 1976 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand netballer, who captained the national team (the Silver Ferns), to win the Jamaica. ... Irene van Dyk, (born June 21, 1971), is one of the worlds best-known netball players. ...

Rugby Sevens

  • Sosene Anesi
  • Joshua Blackie
  • Tamati Ellison
  • Nigel Hunt
  • Tafai Ioasa
  • Cory Jane
  • Tenerau Latimer
  • Liam Messam
  • Lote Raikabula
  • Amasio Valence
  • Alando Soakai
  • Onosai Tololima-Auva'a

Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby football in which only seven players per side feature. ...

Shooting

The shooting sports include those competitive sports involving tests of accuracy and speed when shooting various types of guns, including airguns. ...

Squash

  • Louise Crome
  • Campbell Grayson
  • Shelley Kitchen
  • Martin Knight
  • Tasmyn Leevev
  • Callum O'Brien
  • Lara Petera
  • Glen Willson

Squash racquet and ball Squash is an indoor racquet sport which was, until recently, called Squash Rackets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its parent game Racquets or Rackets--see below). ...

Table Tennis

  • Brad Chen
  • Andrew Hubbard
  • Jenny Hung
  • Peter Jackson
  • Shane Laugeson
  • Karen Li
  • Sophie Shu
  • Annie Yang

Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jörg Rosskopf. ...

Triathlon

A triathlon is an athletic event made up of three contests (from the Greek). ... Hamish Clive Carter (born 28 April 1971 in Auckland) is a New Zealand triathlete, who competed in the triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics, finishing in 26th place. ... Bevan Docherty (born March 29, 1977) is an athlete from New Zealand. ... Samantha Warriner (born August 1, 1971 in Alton, Hampshire, England) is an athlete from New Zealand. ...

Weightlifting

  • Grant Cavit
  • Richard Patterson
  • Keisha-Dean Soffe
  • Mark Spooner

Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars, the execution of which is a combination of power and technique. ...

Note

* - athletes with known injuries at time of selection who are required to prove full fitness by 15 January 2006. January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (before 1994, The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as the Commonwealth Games. ...

External links

  • Commonwealth Games New Zealand
  • Melbourne 2006
  • TVNZ Sport Commonwealth Games
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Template:New Zealand-stub The 2006 Commonwealth Games are currently being held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... Flag of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam CGA logo Brunei Darussalam will be sending a Lawn Bowls team to the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. ... The flag of England Commonwealth Games Council for England logo for the Melbourne Games The full team to be sent to the 2006 Commonwealth Games has yet to be announced. ... Flag of Northern Ireland The Official Logo of the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Association Northern Ireland is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising 64[citation needed] sportspersons and xx officials. ... Flag of Sark Sark CGA logo Sark is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games by two shooters, Nick Dewe and Stefan Roberts, who compete for Guernsey in the Clay Target event. ... The Saltire: the flag of Scotland Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland logo for the Melbourne Games On 3 November 2005, the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland announced that Scotland would be sending 166 athletes (104 men and 62 women) to compete in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, supported... Flag of Turks & Caicos The Official Logo of the Turks & Caicos Commonwealth Games Association Turks & Caicos is represented at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne by a xx-member strong contingent comprising xx sportspersons and xx officials. ... The squad to represent Wales at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was announced by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales (CGCW) on 22 February 2006. ...


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