As thousands of tourists and athletes converge for two weeks of action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, behind the scenes nearly 10,000 workers are doing their bit to make sure everything runs smoothly.
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NZ Commonwealth Games team looking into Māori advisory role
Teaching professor Derek Lardelli says the absence of a Māori Advisor to lead the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team is an issue that's being looked at.
Pascoe says integration is key at Comm Games
She's the first ever para-athlete to be named flag bearer at a Commonwealth Games event and last night swimmer Sophie Pascoe was reduced to tears as she spoke of what it means to her to have para-athletes integrated into the event.
NZ Women's Sevens team remain in isolation
The New Zealand Women's Sevens will remain in isolation, after a mumps outbreak.
Excitement builds at GC2018
Tight security, road closures and special competitor lanes are just some of what's in place ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening kicking off tomorrow night on the Gold Coast.
#GC2018 to host over 6,000 athletes
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will kick off on Australia's Gold Coast tomorrow evening.
Māori athletes make NZ Rugby 7s teams
Thirteen Māori athletes make up this year's 26-strong rugby sevens men's and women's teams that will represent the country at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Haka video for Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt goes viral
A video of a haka being performed for Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt has gone viral with over 1.8 million views online. The haka was performed by members of Gold Coast gym Heartbreak Conditioning and Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa to honour Hunt ahead of his UFC clash against Derrick Lewis next month.
Native Affairs- Indigenous Art GC
A young Māori woman living her dream on the Gold Coast, taking on the role of promoting indigenous Australian art now and during the Commonwealth Games in 2018. So why did Joy Vercoe turn down her dream job at first?
Ngāi Tahu beauty makes top five in Miss Teenage Universe
Jasmine Stringer has qualified in the top five at the Miss Universe Australia grand final. The 19-year-old of Poutini Ngāi Tahu descent was crowned Miss Teenage Universe 2014 at age 17. Now the ambitious beauty queen based in the Gold Coast is using her profile to raise awareness about domestic violence.