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Commonwealth Games

NZ's big bang for Games buck

David Bishop

Some won on a shoestring while better-funded sports got nowhere, here's a breakdown.

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Strong mind aided gold rush

Sam Webster Time with a sports psychologist proved crucial to Sam Webster's Commonwealth Games success.

Ongoing illness takes toll

Sophie Pascoe Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sophie Pascoe has withdrawn from her next big meet.

How the Games stacked up

Silver medal The Games just finished in Glasgow ranked as New Zealand's best ever offshore with 45 medals won.

Duco keen on Glasgow guns

David Nyika NZ's biggest boxing promoters are keen to sound out the country's stars from Glasgow about their futures.

Five medals a pass

Zane Robertson Athletics New Zealand high performance director Scott Goodman gave his 22-strong squad a pass mark for Glasgow.

Kiwi in top coaching role

Kiwi Matt King is working with two of the world's best triathletes - Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.

Farquhar fails to spark

Willis brassed off by bronze

Cycling centralisation pays off

Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins Top Kiwi riders reflect on progress being made on the track thanks to new approach by BikeNZ.

Silver reward for cycling graft

Kiwi rider who endured agonising Tour de France stage win miss earns redemption in Glasgow.

Villumsen fifth in road race

Stitched up and raring to go

Fitting end for cyclists

Greg Henderson's final act as a Commonwealth Games cyclist was to roar Jack Bauer onto the podium.

Couzins retires, picks Rio medal

Dean Couzins Departing NZ men's hockey captain believes the Black Sticks are a genuine 2016 Olympics medal contender.

Difficult choice for Hager

NZ women's hockey coach Mark Hager will weigh up a shot at his dream job against a shot at an Olympic medal.

Black Sticks lose out

Bronze better than nothing

Hockey NZ seeks help

Hockey NZ will seek advice from sports experts to help improve the consistency of the country's national teams.

'Silver better than nothing'

Silver Ferns Consolation's been scant for the Silver Ferns since their humiliating 58-40 defeat to Australia in Glasgow.

Tension in the NZ camp?

Silver Ferns skipper Casey Kopua has hinted at trouble behind the scenes at the Commonwealth Games.

Uphill struggle for Ferns

Silver Fern played pain game

Silver Ferns have work to do

Out-run and outgunned, the Silver Ferns have a massive challenge ahead of them.

Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

New Zealand Sevens Rugby sevens guru Gordon Tietjens has already sent out his wish list of AB stars for the next Olympics.

All Blacks needed for Olympics

NZ have to wheel out the big guns for Rio when they go for the first ever Sevens Olympic gold.

Inexperience and errors costly

NZ to play for sevens gold

Opinions divided over sevens

NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.

The sweet taste of success

Lauren Boyle Touching the wall at the end of the women's 400m freestyle final lifted a weight off the shoulders of Lauren Boyle.

Bigger splash needed

Nearly 9 million dollars spent in 4 years and 2 medals to show for it. That's the meagre return on investment for Swimming NZ.

Pascoe claims golden double

Boyle's chance for revenge

No rest for golden girl

Her Games finish on a gold high, but it's back in the pool for training tomorrow at 6am.

Squash team in good shape

Joelle King The New Zealand squash team will leave Glasgow with just one medal but in good shape for the future.

Games success just the start

Boxing NZ leaders believe medals at the Games could spark a surge for the sport.

Tears of joy for pin-up boy

Kiwi double miss bronze

Waikato: Home of champions

With the Commonwealth Games over, Ben Strang takes a look at where our athletes were produced.

Joy proved short-lived

Darren Liddel Thrilling highs of 1998 were in stark contrast to the brutally cruel lows of 1999 for Darren Liddel.

Pryde still splitting her time

As an athlete, Susy Pryde was someone who could split her talents over disciplines and remain at the top.

Barrett walks to different beat

Cooper recalls golden campaign

Cycling star relives past glories

Former track star Gary Anderson talks about heart defects, putting out fires and those 1990 Games.

The transformation of Tietjens

Gordon Tietjens He's one of the most decorated coaches at the Comm Games, but where did it all begin for NZ's Sevens coach.

Mind matters for Black Sticks

Resting players' minds as well as their bodies will be crucial if the NZ hockey teams are to have success in Glasgow.

Triathlon twins

Walsh not carried away

Rising above the pain

Mixing fitness, work and love enough to make these Games bound weightlifters cry.

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