29 May 2024

H3 Job Expo unlocks opportunities for Ashlin Stephens

In a tale of personal and professional growth, Ashlin Stephens shares his journey from uncertainty to a fulfilling role as Client Experience Coordinator (CEC) – at H3 Group. The transition from an overseas adventure to finding work in events, Ashlin’s story features determination and the power of seizing opportunities.

09 April 2024

Hamilton awarded England Test

Seddon Park, Hagley Oval, and the Cello Basin Reserve will host the BLACKCAPS’ three ICC World Championship Tests against England at the end of this year.

08 March 2024

H3 celebrates International Women’s Day with special Soundcheck episode

International Women’s Day is profoundly meaningful to the team at H3 Group, and they take immense pride in recognising and honouring the exceptional women who consistently exceed expectations in serving Hamilton city and the events industry.

15 January 2024

Seddon Park welcomes 2024 with a sell-out

Seddon Park welcomed back passionate fans through their gates on Sunday, 14 January 2024 as fans flocked to the boutique grounds to see BLACKCAPS and Pakistan in action.

12 December 2023

Eddie Tamati – Celebrating 34 years

The year was 1989, and Eddie Tamati began work at the Claudelands Showgrounds in Hamilton, 34 years later, and Eddie is the longest standing staff member at H3 Group, and an integral part of the team.

15 November 2023

Secondment success paving the way for Claudia McNeill

H3 has announced the promotion of Claudia McNeill to the position of Conference and Functions Manager. The move is in response to Claudia’s ability to seize opportunities and gain valuable experience when offered.

08 August 2023

Exciting domestic Cricket schedule announced for Seddon Park

Seddon Park is thrilled to confirm the upcoming dates for the Plunket Shield, Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, and Ford Trophy matches for the 2023/24 season. Fans can look forward to several home matches hosted at Seddon Park. In keeping with tradition, the competitions will be split into two segments.

30 July 2023

Seddon Park Celebrates 117 Years

Seddon Park celebrates 117 years since it was named. Established in 1886 as an unnamed and undeveloped expanse, it emerged alongside Hamilton during its budding stages, serving an infant settlement of less than 1000 people.

18 July 2023

A Home International Summer Like None Before

Test series against South Africa and Australia for the BLACKCAPS, white ball series against Pakistan and England for the WHITE FERNS: these are just some of the highlights of an action-packed 2023-24 home international summer for Kiwi cricket fans.

01 December 2022

H3 Event Delivery Manager named ‘Leader of the Year’

Michael Gilling, H3’s Event Delivery Manager, was crowned ‘Leader of the Year’ at the 2022 Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) Awards in Wellington on Tuesday night.

09 November 2022

King Kapisi to unite fans with a summer cricket anthem

Kiwi music legend King Kapisi has reimagined his classic song, Screems From Da Old Plantation, into a summer cricket anthem.

24 May 2022

Newly established role delivers next challenge for H3’s Michael Gilling

After years spent setting the stage for some of Hamilton’s biggest events, Michael Gilling is now turning the spotlight to H3’s event delivery stars.

08 March 2022

International Women’s Day celebrated in Hamilton with busy month of women’s sport

Women’s sports stars are taking centre stage in Hamilton this month, with a full schedule of women’s sporting events happening across three of the city’s major venues. The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 got underway at Seddon Park on Saturday, with Australia taking the win over England.

17 January 2022

ANZ search for Hamilton’s next female cricketing talent

As New Zealand prepares to host the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, official sponsor ANZ is seeking the next generation of female cricketing talent from Hamilton to join the ANZ Next XI.

15 December 2021

ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 schedule revealed

The full updated fixture list of ICC Women's World Cup 2022 in New Zealand is out. The tournament is set to get underway on 4 March 2022 at the Bay Oval in Tauranga, with the hosts New Zealand playing West Indies.

24 November 2021

100 days to go until ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022

The countdown is on! There’s only 100 days to go until the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 gets underway in Aotearoa, including some exciting matches right here at Seddon Park.

12 November 2021

Summer of opportunity looms for Blackcaps and White Ferns

The defending World Test champion BLACKCAPS will have a chance to create history against South Africa, and the WHITE FERNS will take on India ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup, all as part of New Zealand Cricket’s international summer schedule for the 2021- 22 season.

19 October 2021

Slatter “a natural fit” for H3 Director of Operations position

A familiar face is stepping up from within the ranks to take on H3’s Director of Operations role. Ben Slatter, who has been part of the H3 team for the past eight years, has been promoted into the Director position following the resignation of Chad Hooker earlier this month.

16 August 2021

On sale dates announced for ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 single match tickets and corporate hospitality packages

On sale dates announced for ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 single match tickets and corporate hospitality packages

Individual match tickets for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will go on sale on 4 October.

08 March 2021

Sporting codes unite ahead of landmark world cups

Cocksedge, Devine and Bowen scale the heights as rugby, football and cricket come together to mark UN International Women’s Day 

For a nation preparing to host three major world cups and a massive global conference on gender equality in sport, it’s hard to think of a more fitting image to mark UN International Women’s Day than Kendra Cocksedge, Katie Bowen…

14 January 2021

WHITE FERNS to host World Champions Australia and England

The WHITE FERNS will host ODI and T20 World Champions England and Australia, respectively, over the second half of this summer as the women’s international schedule roars back into life.

15 December 2020

Match schedule announced for ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Hamilton’s Seddon Park will host seven International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup matches in 2022, including two featuring New Zealand’s WHITE FERNS. The venues were announced by ICC today, when it confirmed the match schedule.

19 November 2020

Hamilton city welcomes news of upgrades at Seddon Park for female athletes

Hamilton is among the four cities to benefit from the player facilities upgrades announced by Minister of Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson today. ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (CWC22) CEO Andrea Nelson joined Hon Grant Robertson at the announcement of the $2.

11 March 2020

The world’s best are booked for Hamilton

Only three teams have won the Women’s Cricket World Cup since it began in 1973 – England, Australia and New Zealand – and all three winning teams will compete for another world title in Hamilton next year.

Feast for cricket fans at Hamilton’s Seddon Park

Top quality international cricket returns to Hamilton’s Seddon Park tonight, the first of four matches in nine days at the venue.

23 January 2020

A semi final for Hamilton in next year’s ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

Hamilton’s reputation as a host city for international sporting events has been further enhanced with the announcement the city will host a semi-final, as well as pool matches including the WHITE FERNS, for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021.

16 January 2020

Road closure may affect traffic to Seddon Park

Anglesea St/Bryce St safety improvements​​As part of its focus on improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians, Hamilton City Council has adopted a Vision Zero target of ending deaths and serious injuries on our city's roads.

07 June 2019

Supporter armies set to storm Seddon Park

Two travelling armies of passionate cricket fans are set to invade Hamilton next summer. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) today announced its 2019-2020 international match schedule, including games at Hamilton’s Seddon Park featuring England and India – global cricket giants followed by some of the sport’s most ardent fans.

13 May 2019

Seddon Park pitch rated one of test cricket’s best

Although it may be the sport’s off-season in New Zealand, the pitch at Hamilton’s Seddon Park has been rated as the most consistent in the last 25 years of Test cricket by a statistics columnist with the influential cricket website espncricinfo. com.

03 April 2019

Floodlights replacement set to commence at Seddon Park

Work to replace sports floodlighting at Seddon Park begins on 8 April. In December, Hamilton City Council voted in favour of fast-tracking a major $4.

05 December 2018

Council confirms Seddon Park floodlights replacement

Work to replace the floodlights at Hamilton’s Seddon Park will commence next year following a decision by Hamilton City Council.

31 July 2018

Seddon Park to host international double-header during 2018/19 season

Cricket fans will get five chances to see New Zealand’s BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS in action at Seddon Park during the 2018-2019 international season.

23 January 2018

Knights Reign Supreme at Seddon Park

The Knights are New Zealand's 2018 Burger King Super Smash champions, and they mopped it up in a phenomenal style with an utterly one-sided nine-wicket victory over the Central Stags.

03 August 2017

Seddon Park to feature in Blackcaps home schedule

Cricket fans in the Northern Districts Cricket Association region will not have to travel far to enjoy top international cricket this coming season. Seddon Park (Hamilton), Cobham Oval (Whangarei) and the Bay Oval (Mt Maunganui) will collectively host the BLACKCAPS 8 times in their home summer schedule for 2017-2018.

02 August 2017

History beckons for 2017-18 Summer

A ground-breaking T20 Tri-Series, a visit from the West Indian women’s side, the possibility of a historic day-night Test against England at Eden Park – and the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup: these are some of the highlights of another action-packed summer schedule for New Zealand cricket fans.

14 February 2017

Napier ODI transferred to Hamilton

The fourth ANZ One Day International between the BLACKCAPS and South Africa, scheduled to be played at Napier’s McLean Park on March 1, has been transferred to Hamilton.

02 February 2017

Hamilton ticket-buyers warned to avoid re-seller websites

Ticket buyers are warned to use caution, as some websites are on-selling tickets to Hamilton events at inflated prices.

07 October 2015

Seddon Park to test new pink ball

Fans are invited to Seddon Park this Thursday and Friday night as the BLACKCAPS experiment with the new pink Kookaburra Test Match ball under lights. The pink ball was developed in preparation for the historic Day/Night Test Match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval, starting on 27th November.

28 August 2015

Trans-Tasman rivalry returns to Hamilton's Seddon Park

Trans-Tasman cricket rivalry resumes at Hamilton's Seddon Park this summer, with New Zealand to play Australia in a Chappell-Hadlee Series match on Waitangi Weekend.

05 March 2015

Sell-out at Seddon Park signals imminent arrival of world champions India

For fans around New Zealand, much of the focus of the first 19 days of the ICC Cricket World Cup has been on Pool A - the highlights of which have been sell-out crowds for New Zealand’s victories over Sri Lanka, England and Australia.

10 November 2014

Shining cricket silverware hits Hamilton

The most coveted trophy in international cricket reaches Hamilton tomorrow.

31 October 2014

Seddon Park the Twenty20 Winner

Voted one of the most spectator-friendly international cricket venues in the world, Northern Districts’ Seddon Park is fast positioning itself as New Zealand’s capital of Twenty20 cricket.

24 October 2014

Hamilton named as one of 22 stops on nationwide trophy tour

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is about to begin a nationwide tour of New Zealand, with a stop for every one of the 22 years since the tournament was last here in 1992.

15 October 2014

Gates are open at Seddon Park

Cricket fans will get a chance get a “behind the scenes” look at refurbishments to Seddon Park during Northern Districts’ Family Fun Day this weekend.

10 February 2014

Countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins

Hamilton begins the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup on Thursday with a match involving celebrities, school children and some of the region’s top cricketing talent.

10 September 2013

Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington to host two matches in ANZ International Series v India

Hamilton’s Seddon Park will host two One Day Internationals, while Aucklanders and Wellingtonians will get to enjoy both a Test and an ODI when the Indians tour this summer.

28 August 2013

Seddon Park Scores Domestic T20 Finals

Hamilton’s Seddon Park will host the two crunch games in the New Zealand domestic T20 cricket competition this season.

26 August 2013

Fans to enjoy live cricket on Friday and Saturday nights

New Zealand’s upcoming summer of domestic cricket features up to 180 days of play at 20 venues across the three premier domestic competitions – the HRV Twenty20, Ford Trophy and Plunket Shield.

12 August 2013

BLACKCAPS heading to Hamilton as part of the West Indies Tour

Nelson’s Saxton Oval will host its first men’s international cricket match and the BLACKCAPS will return to Queenstown when the West Indies tour New Zealand in December and January.

30 July 2013

Hamilton to get slice of Cricket World Cup action

Hamilton’s Seddon Park will host three matches as part of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.