Trevor McKewen

Trevor McKewen has worked in senior roles within the sports and media industry for almost 40 years.

Media
Oct 15, 2019

Sky’s huge rugby rights win: everything you need to know

A unique deal saw Sky buy the rugby rights and sell some of itself to NZ Rugby. Trevor McKewen breaks down what it all means.

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Media
Sep 24, 2019

What Spark's streaming issues mean for the future of rugby in New Zealand

Could Spark’s Rugby World Cup streaming failure force a pragmatic alliance with Sky to live within their means and prevent New Zealand Rugby gouging them?

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Sports
Sep 21, 2019

World Cup preview and predictions: why the All Blacks will win it all

Ahead of the All Blacks first game Trevor McKewen makes some his fanciful, fraught and some hopefully on-point predictions for the Rugby World Cup.

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Sports
Sep 5, 2019

This is the long and sorry Warriors saga. Now it has a shot at a happy ending

The latest twist in the Warriors tale might be grim, but it comes as little surprise to sports journalist and former Warriors CEO Trevor McKewen.

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Sports
Sep 3, 2019

If NZ really wants to revive youth sport, there’s one obvious nation to emulate

A squad of New Zealand's big sporting bodies just announced they were 'taking a stand', to 'create a positive experience for all young people playing sport'.

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Sports
Aug 17, 2019

The best matchup in rugby is a long way from the field

With the acquisition of global rugby streaming leader RugbyPass, Sky might have just secured its future, writes Trevor McKewen.

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Media
Jul 26, 2019

Sky TV starts the fightback against sports upstart Spark

Spark invited Sky TV to get into the ring over the fight for Kiwi sports fans and their eyeballs. Sky’s CEO just hit back.

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Media
Jul 9, 2019

Spark Sport’s blunt message to Sky: get in the ring

After a truce as both sorted out new corporate bosses, the Sky v Spark sports war has suddenly hotted up again. Trevor McKewen had a ringside seat.

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Books
Jun 26, 2019

Real Men Wear Black, revisited

Trevor McKewen’s 1992 book celebrated a stoic, machismo national character. Recently his daughter asked: would you want your grandsons to read that?

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Society
Jun 6, 2019

Steve Tew is leaving NZ Rugby. Here’s a novel suggestion for his replacement

Times have changed, writes veteran sports journalist Trevor McKewen, and so should rugby.

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Sports
May 21, 2019

Rupert Murdoch is slashing sports spending – and NZ sport is in for an epic chill

Fresh shadows are descending on Australian rugby – and it goes further than the Israel Folau saga, writes Trevor McKewen.

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Media
Apr 9, 2019

Sky TV has a wild new strategy: stop doing things its customers hate

New Sky CEO Martin Stewart has had a huge first month in the job, burning down the house of his famed predecessor John Fellet.

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Sports
Jun 28, 2018

Wipe out: Is the tide finally going out on sexism in surfing?

Surfing is having its own #MeToo moment and the reckoning is long past due, surfer Trevor McKewen explains. 

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