Homegrown Reinga takes Steel reins video

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham gives some advice to her players ahead of their first ANZ Premiership game ...

A new era of southern netball will begin on Sunday with Reinga Bloxham at the helm, so just what makes the new Steel coach tick?

Welly's bumper sports weekend

Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses says the team loves hearing the support of Yellow Fever at home games. (FILE)

Whip out your black and yellow: the Hurricanes, Phoenix and Pulse all play in Wellington April 7-9.

Magic look to build on solid foundations

Margaret Forsyth is the Magic's coach this season, while Casey Kopua is the captain.

They have an experienced core, but it's the Magic's debutants who will determine how their season goes.

Pressure on Hawkins as Tactix face new dawn

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins is desperate for improved results in her third year in charge.

 Australian coach needs to start getting more wins out of netball's perennial cellar-dwellers.

Pulse excited for new season

Catherine Tuivaiti will be key for the Central Pulse this season.

There is a nervousness mixed with obvious excitement in the Central Pulse camp as they stare down the start of the refurbished national netball competition.

New Magic shooter can't wait

New Magic goal shoot Lenize Potgieter has some big boots to full.

Lenize Potgieter may be more excited for the start of the ANZ Premiership than anyone else.

Tactix lose another defender to injury

Former shooter Sophia Fenwick is set to line up in the defensive end for the Tactix on Sunday.

Tactix off-season recruit sidelined for opening match in ANZ Premiership.

Eyles making an impression in south

Former Waikato-BOP netball player Ngawai Eyles is preparing for her first season with the Netball South Beko League team.

Former Waikato-BOP netball midcourter in making an impression down south after moving down to support her rugby playing partner.

Kopua ready to compete

Casey Kopua is returning to the Waikato-BOP Magic after a year off.

Casey Kopua is back on court with the Magic this season, and she is relishing the competition.

Steel captain keen for strong start video

Southern Steel netball captain Wendy Frew is hoping for some early success in the 2017 national netball league.

The Southern Steel are hoping to get some early momentum despite two away games in the new look national netball league.

Fowler-Reid looking forward to changes video

Southern Steel netball player Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is looking forward to the 2017 season after a busy off-season.

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in New Zealand after helping Jamaica claim their first series netball win in England.

Ferns' coach defends new NZ league

Silver Ferns' coach Janine Southby says the ANZ Championship 'diluted' New Zealand's style of play.

Silver Ferns' coach backs new domestic league after former competition 'diluted' playing style.

Teen to stand tall for the Tactix

Kate Lloyd is presented with a Prime Minister's Scholarship for netball in 2016.

Ashburton teenager to replace Silver Fern Jess Moulds in the first round of the ANZ Premiership.

Steel warm favourites for new netball league video

Jamaican international Jhaniele-Fowler-Reid is a standout in the shooting end for the Steel.

Four Silver Ferns and standout Jamaican import to boot, the Steel will take some beating in 2017.

Steel get through preseason unscathed

Southern Steel centre Gina Crampton challenges Netball South opposite Kate Heffernan during a preseason warm up match at ...

The Southern Steel's 2017 ANZ Premiership preseason is done, now for the real action.

Hospital visit for Langman

Laura Langman had been in top form for the Lightning before dislocating her finger.

Dislocated finger sees Laura Langman sent to hospital during Australian ANZ Championship match.

NZ netball must prove itself

Netball New Zealand is confident its new domestic competition will provide a better performing Silver Ferns team.

Netball NZ is keen for Kiwi teams to develop their own style again following its exit from trans-Tasman comp.

No time to Mes around for Bailey

Northern Mystics goal shoot Bailey Mes should form a formidable shooing combination with Maria Tutaia this season.

The return to the Mystics for Bailey Mes is something that could benefit the country as well as the team.

Extra time for NZ netball

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham.

No ties for NZ's top league with extra time periods introduced among a raft of rule changes.

Successful year for Netball South

Netball South posted a surplus for 2016.

It was a successful year both on and off the court for Netball South in 2016.

Real challenges await the Pulse

The Central Pulse's Katrina Grant (left) clashes with Northern Stars' Courtney Tairi .

 Central Pulse make winning finish to preseason tournament.

Magic face physical challenge

Casey Kopua is forming a good partnership with Kelly Jury at the defensive end for the Magic.

Coming out of the ANZ Premiership preseason tournament, the Waikato-BOP Magic have a focus on physicality.

Tactix show improvement in Otaki

Former Steel shooter Brooke Leaver, pictured in a match last year, shot 29/37 in the Tactix pre-season win over the Mystics.

 Mainland Tactix coach much happier after ANZ Premiership pre-season tournament.

Steel look formidable

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel have banked three wins from as many games in preseason trip to Otaki.

Steel edge Magic in Otaki

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid shot 38 goals for the Southern Steel.

The Southern Steel get revenge for their 2016 NZ Conference final defeat at the pre-season tournament in Otaki.

Pulse impress early doors

Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant had an absolute field day as her team beat the Mystics in Friday's preseason match ...

Central Pulse beat Mystics 53-40 to kick off national premiership preseason tournament.

Bye bye Aussies

Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie, centre, with the captains of the national premiership franchises.

Netball New Zealand delighted to be going it alone.

Kopua doesn't want to be chief

Casey Kopua is yet to decide if she'll seek a return to the Silver Ferns.

Katrina Grant has a big chance to really establish herself as Silver Ferns' skipper.

Harrison, Tutaia co-captain Mystics

Anna Harrison and Maria Tutaia will share leadership responsibilities at the Mystics this season.

The Mystics will have two captains for the upcoming ANZ Premiership netball season.

Fowler out for season

Former Northern Mystics defender Holly Fowler will miss the upcoming season.

The Northern Stars have suffered a big blow ahead of the season, with Holly Fowler injuring an ACL.

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