New Zealand star Anita Punt.
New Zealand star Anita Punt.
(Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)

The Black Sticks Men and Women will face Australia, Samoa and Papua New Guinea in the Oceania Cup in Taranaki from the 30 October to the 3 November.

The Oceania Hockey Federation has approved the draw that will see four matches played every day across the four days of the tournament, with Friday scheduled as a rest day.

 Trans-Tasman rivalry will be strong with the Black Sticks Women looking to retain their 2011 Oceania Cup title while the Black Sticks Men will take on World Champions Australia for a chance at Oceania Cup victory.

 The women’s final will be played at 2pm and the men’s final will be at 4.30pm on Sunday 3 November.

 To ensure you don’t miss out on tickets, you can get the presale offer on the 5 August by subscribing to Hockey New Zealand’s Inner Circle Newsletter here on our home page. Tickets will go on public sale on the 19th August on

 All games will be played at the TET Multisports Event Centre in Stratford.

 The Oceania Cup is one of the five Continental Championships which is played every two years as part of the FIH qualification process for the World Cup and Olympic Games. With Australia and New Zealand’s Men’s and Women’s teams already qualified for next year’s World Cup, it will be ranking points and the chance to take home the Oceania Cup that all teams will be playing for.

 The last time either of the Black Sticks teams played in Taranaki was in 1963 when the men played Australia in New Plymouth and lost 2-3.


2013 Oceania Cup, 30 October – 3 November 




Wednesday 30 October


Papua New Guinea vs Samoa Women



Australia vs Samoa Men



New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Men



New Zealand vs Australia Women




Thursday 31 October


Papua New Guinea vs Samoa Men



Australia vs Samoa Women



New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Women



New Zealand vs Australia Men




Friday 1 November

Rest day



Saturday 2 November


Australia vs Papua New Guinea Women



Australia vs Papua New Guinea Men



Samoa vs New Zealand Women



Samoa vs New Zealand Men




Sunday 3 November


3 v 4 Play-off Women



3 v 4 Play-off Men



1 v 2 Final Women



1 v 2 Final Men

Hockey New Zealand Media release