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Shuttle diplomacy: The sport winning over Aucklanders

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200

They steal in from the dead of night, inserting coded cards that open doors and turn on lights. These soundless hours will be interrupted only by the squeak of sneakers, the soft "thwok" of a shuttlecock and the settling of scores.It's...

Media Files:|caption=Badminton's popularity has skyrocketed in Auckland to the point where there are not enough courts for all those wanting to play. Photo / Jason Oxenham.