Story: South Pacific peoples

Solomon Islands football player Batram Suri

Solomon Islands football player Batram Suri

Solomon Islanders, such as Batram Suri (pictured in 1998), have added flair to New Zealand’s football scene. Batram Suri made a big impression by scoring numerous goals for the Nelson Suburbs club. Although the most obvious Pacific Island sports presence in New Zealand is on netball courts and rugby or rugby league fields, in many parts of the Pacific football is the game of choice.

Using this item

Nelson Mail
Reference: 9 April 1998
Photograph by Martin de Ruyter

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Island groups and recent migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015