Norm Hewitt

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Norm Hewitt
Full name Norman Jason Hewitt
Date of birth (1968-11-11) 11 November 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Hastings, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School Te Aute College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
New Zealand No. 938
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Hawke's Bay
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2001 Hurricanes 66 (10)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
9 (0)

Norman Jason "Norm" Hewitt (born 11 November 1968) is a former New Zealand All Black rugby union player. He was selected for the New Zealand team because of his fantastic performance in Hawkes Bay's surprise victory over the British Lions in 1993. In 1997 while playing for New Zealand against England Hewitt was confronted during his side's haka (a traditional Maori war dance) by his English counterpart Richard Cockerill, during the latter's first start for his country.

He made a dramatic public apology after a drunken incident in 1998,[1] and thereafter became an outspoken advocate of changing drinking habits.

Hewitt participated in, and won, season one of Dancing with the Stars in 2005.[2] He donated his winnings to literacy charity Duffy Books in Homes.[3] He is now associated with Rangikura School, a primary school in Porirua, Wellington


  1. ^ "Battling alcohol abuse the Norm Hewitt way"
  2. ^ "Norm's one happy hooker". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Cheng, Derek (20 June 2005). "Big Norm was people's choice for 'Dancing with the Stars'". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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Awards and achievements
New title Dancing with the Stars (New Zealand) winner
(with partner Carol-Ann Hickmore)
Season 1 (2005)
Succeeded by
Lorraine Downes & Aaron Gilmore