Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Waikato Squeezes Out Ak In Battle Of The Bombays

27 Sept 2004

Waikato Squeezes Out Auckland In Battle Of The Bombays

The annual Battle of the Bombays sporting clash between Waikato University and Auckland University produced a tight result this year, with Waikato squeezing out Auckland just 7-5 in the overall number of wins.

The contest involved traditional New Zealand sports, but also some newer ones such as lacrosse and inline hockey.

Waikato has tended to dominate the Battle of the Bombays since its formation in 1989 but Auckland put on a very competitive showing this year.

Waikato won the netball, the men's and women's volleyball, mixed touch rugby, rowing, rock climbing and inline hockey, while Auckland took out the soccer, lacrosse, ultimate, and the men's and women's basketball. The men's touch rugby was drawn, while the tennis was rained off.

"Auckland definitely brought down a stronger team this year," says Amy Corstophine of Waikato University's Campus Services. "It meant there was a much closer result than we've seen in some years. I think we can look forward to another tough contest in 2005."


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland