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

When money talks, morality walks: Second edition

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Tue, 09 Aug 2022

NZ Rugby leadership sadly lacking

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Tue, 02 Aug 2022

Christchurch stadium not all about the BCR

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Tue, 26 Jul 2022

The business of goodwill, which the Warriors is fast eroding

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Tue, 19 Jul 2022

US Sport does not need rugby

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022

When money talks, morality walks

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Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Is Sport NZ mis-spending our tax dollars?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2022

The business of sport is winning

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022

Build the stadium, and they will come...

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Tue, 14 Jun 2022

To Spark or not to Spark...

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Tue, 07 Jun 2022

The richest game in world sport

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Tue, 31 May 2022

World Rugby living in La La Land

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Tue, 24 May 2022
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