Annelise Coberger was back for more and rated by English bookmakers to win another medal. Coberger didn't manage it this time but was joined on the slopes by the lady about to step into her impressive ski boots, Claudia Riegler. Wi Rutene was back again, and recorded a 20th place finish in the slalom combined and 39th in the downhill combined. The ice racing team arrived in Lillehammer with the world 5000 metres relay title and record. They left having made the B final but unfortunately being disqualified. In the individual events all New Zealand athletes, Andrew Nicholson, Chris Nicholson and Mike McMillen did not qualify from their heats.