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Martin Devlin

Joining NBR as sports columnist in February 2022, Martin Devlin brings decades of experience reporting and broadcasting on sport for major media organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

His career began in radio in the late 1980s after graduating from the Broadcasting School in Christchurch and took off as a protégé of media entrepreneur, and future Finance Minister, Steven Joyce.

Named RBA Sports Broadcaster of the Year nine times, most recently in 2020, Devlin has been a regular contributor to NZ Rugby World and Sky TV’s Rugby Centre. He also hosted TV One’s coverage of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

“I love the emotion of sport,” he says.

“I love how it brings us together in collective experience. The celebration and joy of victory, the shared emotional pain and anguish when we watch our beloved teams lose.”

“Sport, for me, is also business – big business.”

Martin Devlin's Articles

Sporting ad wouldn’t be allowed these days

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Tue, 06 Jun 2023

Call to bring RLWC 2025 to New Zealand

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Tue, 30 May 2023

A sporting holiday

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Tue, 23 May 2023

Can a CEO be just a normal fan?

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Wed, 17 May 2023

NZR ‘celebrates’ record $47m loss

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Tue, 09 May 2023

Not good economics to host Commonwealth Games

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Tue, 02 May 2023

The best people for the job

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Tue, 25 Apr 2023

NZR should take leaf out of Warriors’ book – staff BBQs

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Tue, 18 Apr 2023

Rugby vs Rugba Loigue – an Aussie war

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Tue, 11 Apr 2023

Does it make the boat go faster?

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Tue, 04 Apr 2023

You don’t start a football club to make money

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Tue, 28 Mar 2023

Is re-signing Rieko Ioane good for business?

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Tue, 21 Mar 2023
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