Michael Burgess has been a Sports Journalist for New Zealand's Herald since 2005, covering the Olympics, Fifa World Cups, and America’s Cup campaigns.
I've been a sports journalist since 2005, winning several national awards, and reporting from three Fifa World Cups as well as the Olympic Games. I've covered a large variety of events for the Herald, from the 2011 Netball World Cup in Singapore to the mayhem and chaos of the All Whites' trip to Peru in 2017. I led NZME's coverage of the 2021 America's Cup and have patiently followed the Warriors for more than a decade. A football aficionado, I will never forget the noise that greeted Rory Fallon's goal against Bahrain in Wellington in 2009, or the scenes at the final whistle.
Wellington Olympic claim epic final over Auckland City
The result avenges last year’s loss and caps off an impressive season for Olympic.
Revealed: The ultimatum that led to Kiwis coach's resignation
Maguire hoped he would be able to do both roles but it wasn't to be.
The real reason Michael Maguire stepped down as Kiwis coach
The issue is both complex and simple - Michael Burgess takes us through it.
A work of art: Anatomy of an All Whites wonder goal
It was the kind of goal Kiwi fans are used to watching other teams score.
All Whites' statement performance secures draw with Ireland
The All Whites will feel they should have won in Dublin.
All Whites' tough schedule has 2026 World Cup in mind
Playing top opposition is the only way to get better, says Chris Wood.
Attack mindset and waterfront stadium: Bill Foley's bold vision
Inside the game-changing launch for Auckland's new football team.
What Auckland's new football team will mean for the sport in NZ
From left-field to centre-stage: What Bill Foley's late bid for football team means.
Ranked: The Kiwis most likely for rugby league's top prize
Six New Zealanders have won the men's award, which dates back to 1984.
Revealed: Kayaking star’s bold gamble to make 2024 Olympics
Aimee Fisher will have one shot next February and success could be career-defining.
Phoenix star on brink of Ferns call-up after just four games
Fraser has been a revelation in her first crack at professional football
Tennis super couple ready to juggle parental duties for Auckland visit
The fortnight presents an unusual challenge for the couple, who have an infant daughter
Revealed: How the All Whites can maximise the special talents of Chris Wood
From a footballing perspective, the English Premier League striker is a national treasure.
The two big wins for Warriors as NRL draw revealed
The Warriors will be satisfied with several key aspects of their 2024 NRL schedule.
Watch: Stunning free kick continues remarkable rise of Nix star
It was another head-turning moment from the 21-year-old Phoenix midfielder.
Top British journo on All Blacks, TMO mess and sensitive Kiwi fans
We get an alternative perspective on the All Blacks and their supposed lost aura.
‘Still working through it’: Timeline set to decide future of Kiwis coach
Maguire has restored pride in the Kiwis' jersey after awful 2017 World Cup campaign.
How the All Blacks enhanced their legacy despite losing final
OPINION: The All Blacks' magnanimous reaction to that bitter defeat enhances their legacy.
'The type we target': US Open semifinalist returns to ASB Classic
The American will return in 2024 as a star attraction, having risen to world No 17.
'I've been getting hammered': What drove Mulitalo's starring role
'My family sees stuff like that and I just really wanted to come out with a statement.'
Why this Melbourne Cup win was New Zealand's greatest ever
It was one of the most remarkable performances in New Zealand sporting history.