Scratched

Scratched is an original web series that finds and celebrates the lost sporting legends of Aotearoa. Winner of best sports programme at the 2020 NZ TV Awards. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

Television
Mar 22, 2021

Every episode of Scratched is now available to watch on TVNZ On Demand

Meda McKenzie's massive Cook Strait swim, Tuariki Delamere's somersault long jump, Lee Ralph's trailblazing ride to the top of the skateboarding world and more – all streaming now!

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Sports
Mar 16, 2021

Scratched: Lee Ralph reached the peak of skateboarding – then he disappeared

In the late 1980s, New Zealand skateboarder Lee Ralph had the world at his feet. Then he was kicked out of the US – and out of the limelight for good.

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Sports
Mar 9, 2021

Scratched: Jane Tehira was New Zealand's original sporting triple-threat

One of the first names on the team sheet for Auckland in the 1950s – in almost every sport.

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Sports
Mar 2, 2021

Scratched: Why Precious McKenzie wanted to lift for New Zealand

VIDEO | At the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand fell in love with English weightlifter Precious McKenzie – and vice versa. So much so that by the next games, he was lifting in a black singlet.

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Sports
Feb 23, 2021

Scratched: Angela Walker’s forgotten Commonwealth gymnastics gold

VIDEO | Two New Zealand gymnasts won gold medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – but only one of them made the headlines.

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Sports
Feb 20, 2021

Weekend binge watch: Meet Aotearoa’s lost sporting legends in Scratched

Catch up on Scratched, the Spinoff's video series celebrating New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due.

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Television
Feb 19, 2021

Meet six more of Aotearoa’s lost sporting legends in the new season of Scratched

Season two of the NZ TV Award-winning series features Meda McKenzie, Tuariki Delamere, Lee Ralph and more.

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Sports
Feb 16, 2021

Scratched: How Tuariki Delamere got banned from the long jump

VIDEO | Long jump is one of the oldest events in track and field, virtually the same since the first modern Olympics. Tuariki Delamere wanted to change that.

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Television
Feb 9, 2021

Scratched: Meda McKenzie versus the Cook Strait

VIDEO | Not many people have swum across the Cook Strait – fewer still have turned around and swum all the way back again too.

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Sports
Dec 14, 2020

Best of 2020: Scratched meets Joeli Vidiri, the greatest All Black that never was

All this week we're looking back on some of the best videos published on The Spinoff in 2020. Today, when Scratched caught up with Joeli Vidiri.

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Sports
Jul 27, 2020

Scratched: Joeli Vidiri, the greatest All Black that never was

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due.

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Ātea
Feb 3, 2020

Scratched: Ruia Morrison was New Zealand’s own Serena Williams

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

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Sports
Jan 3, 2020

Summer binge watch: Scratched, Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends

Catch up on Scratched, the Spinoff's video series celebrating New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

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Sports
Dec 10, 2019

Scratched: Barbara Cox, the matriarch of New Zealand football

Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights. This month, matriarch of New Zealand football, Barbara Cox. 

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Sports
Sep 26, 2019

Scratched: Chunli Li is undefeated in New Zealand at 57

Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights. This month, quadruple Commonwealth Games medal winner, Chunli Li. 

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Sports
Aug 20, 2019

Scratched: Meet the creator of Jump Jam

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

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Sports
Jun 5, 2019

Scratched: The story of New Zealand’s most successful road runner

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

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Ātea
Apr 9, 2019

Scratched: Ruia Morrison, the Māori tennis star who made it to Wimbledon

Introducing Scratched, an original web series that finds and celebrates the lost sporting legends of Aotearoa.

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