Kōrero: 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.

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

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Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Island groups and recent migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1300/solomon-islands-football-player-batram-suri (accessed 20 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015