Chinese-born New Zealander Yang Wang may be returning to his birthplace when he competes as part of the New Zealand Olympic Team at Beijing 2008, but there's no doubt he'll be there as a Kiwi. Yang first competed for New Zealand in 2006 at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where he placed fifth.
Lawrence Woodgate was the youngest son of Thomas and Annie Woodgate (nee Huntley), and was born at Tahuahua (Blackwood Bay) Queen Charlotte Sound on F
Pistol shooter Greg Yelavich has set some Commonwealth Games records that will take a power of beating. The Aucklander, born in Otahuhu in 1957, has represented New Zealand in seven Commonwealth Games and won a record 12 medals – 2 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze. He won medals at six Games.