Hey, Can Someone Help This Guy With The Iron Rod Stuck In His Head?

According to the Associated Press, this scene took place in a gas station in a small town in New Zealand. No need to panic or anything, but it would be really chill if someone could just, you know, help this guy out with the whole rod-in-the-head situation. » 1/19/15 10:45am 1/19/15 10:45am

New Zealand FIBA Team Does Haka Dance, Confuses Team USA Players

Like all good New Zealand national teams, these dudes started off their FIBA World Cup game against Team USA with a bitchin' haka dance. Haka dances are never not cool, and this one comes with the added bonus of the camera capturing a few American players looking on, befuddled and perhaps a bit terrified. » 9/02/14 1:45pm 9/02/14 1:45pm

Here's Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety Jumping His Car

Skier Ted Ligety became the first American to win gold at men's giant slalom yesterday but more importantly, five years ago he jumped his car like he was putting Ken Block to shame. » 2/20/14 3:31pm 2/20/14 3:31pm

Mexico Just Destroyed New Zealand. New Zealand Sucked So Much.

Mexico passed through them. They used long through balls, practically jamming it down the All Whites' throats. They dominated on set pieces. They defended with almost profound ease. They tripled their opponents' possession. And barring one the most unbelievable comebacks in the history of sports, Mexico just qualified… » 11/13/13 6:38pm 11/13/13 6:38pm

Mexico Are Definitely Going To The World Cup. Right?

For a few minutes, anyway, Mexico looked to be out of the World Cup. Last month, they lost away to Costa Rica on the final day of World Cup Qualifying, and Panama scored a late goal to take a 2-1 lead over the United States. If scores held, Panama would have moved on to a World Cup playoff. It didn't happen. » 11/13/13 9:01am 11/13/13 9:01am

This Is Just The Worst Rugby League Failed Try

In American football, you merely have to carry the ball into the end zone. But in rugby league, a player has to put the ball on the ground in the in-goal area for the try to count. Yesterday at the Rugby League World Cup, New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams had an easy four points, but inexplicably slipped over the… » 10/29/13 10:49am 10/29/13 10:49am

Sad Kiwis Are Sad After America Boated Past New Zealand Boats

This is what it looks like when your hobbit-proportioned island nation — which on its best days is still little more than a sheep-infested birthmark on Earth's backside — coughs up the mother of all leads and lets the U ! S ! A ! roar from behind to claim America's Cup, and wouldn't you know it, on New Zealand's… » 9/25/13 9:25pm 9/25/13 9:25pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 2:33pm 9/25/13 2:33pm

Rugby Team Fined $15,000 Because Player Pissed On Field During Play

New Zealand Warriors forward Russell Packer heard nature calling and figured the green grass of a rugby field was as good a place as any to relieve himself. » 6/03/13 9:20pm 6/03/13 9:20pm

Watch Some Dogs Drive Some Cars

In New Zealand, dogs are learning how to drive cars. That's really all there is to say about this video. Oh, and the dogs aren't driving automatic cars. They're being taught how to drive stick. I don't know how to drive stick. » 12/05/12 6:41pm 12/05/12 6:41pm

Field Hockey Player Ends Up Bloody After Getting Whacked On The Head…

Field hockey players might wear skirts, but that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Check out New Zealand striker Katie Glynn here. She tries to knock the ball away from her opponent, but instead gets bonked on the noggin. Listen to the crowd let out a collective "oohhh" as it happens, and again as it is replayed… » 8/08/12 4:00pm 8/08/12 4:00pm

New Zealand's Athletes Can't Stop Washing Their Hands (And Other…

Gelf Magazine and Deadspin are showcasing the best (or at least the most interesting) foreign-produced journalism with our new feature—Zooming In: The Olympic Edition.

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Cricketer Takes 86 MPH Ball To The Crotch, Cracking His Cup

Kane Williamson was a hero on the fifth day of New Zealand's test against South Africa, and not just because he recorded a century and salvaged a draw after entering the afternoon facing down an enormous deficit. Early on he took a ball directly to the groin, a delivery that split his cup—or as per the cricket term,… » 3/27/12 10:30am 3/27/12 10:30am

Teamwork Results In One Of The Greatest Cricket Catches You'll Ever See

From New Zealand domestic competition, Central Districts' Bevan Small corrals the ball as he sails over the boundary rope, and flips it back to Michael Mason to save the six. Cricket! » 1/09/12 12:10pm 1/09/12 12:10pm

This Guy Died This Year: Shrek, The Unshearable Sheep

There is only meaning in life if there is revelation in death. Billions of generations have come and gone, and most are meaningless for the purposes of the living if we can't take some sort of lesson from their brief time on earth. It's why we scour the obituaries and mourn the famous and infamous and successful and… » 12/29/11 6:50pm 12/29/11 6:50pm

One "All Blacks" Fan Stands Out In This Rugby World Cup Crowd Shot

Writes tipster Ryan W., "The Rugby World Cup finals are on currently airing NBC. I took a break from watching terrible NFL games to catch some of the finals between France and New Zealand (aka the 'All Blacks'). During a shot of the New Zealand crowd, I spotted this charming young man on the right side of the screen." » 10/23/11 4:30pm 10/23/11 4:30pm

A Rugby World Cup Final Preview For Americans Who Don't Know Shit About…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/22/11 4:45pm 10/22/11 4:45pm

There Was A Nude Rugby Match With A Blind Referee In New Zealand…

The lede of the Western Australian's story about yesterday's 8th annual nude rugby tournament match between the Nude Blacks and a Fijian International side states, "Ball skills and a lot of tackle were the order of the day as New Zealand clashed with Fiji in a game of nude rugby in Dunedin." » 7/23/11 2:00pm 7/23/11 2:00pm