Netball

Steel switch focus to Pulse

Central Pulse netball goal attack Tiana Metuarau against the Northern Mystics.

The Southern Steel have known for weeks that they would host the national netball league final, but they are pleased to finally find out their opponents.

Pulse make more history

Defender Phoenix Karaka claims a rebound for the Central Pulse.

 The Central Pulse have seen off a superb Maria Tutaia performance to qualify for the national premiership decider.

The Pulse's simple netball solution

It's easy to forget Pulse goal attack Tiana Metuarau, right, is just 16.

Not meddling in the affairs of others has really helped the Central Pulse this season.

Nelson to host three years of Super Club video

Nelson was awarded hosting rights for the inaugural Super Club tournament on the back of last year's sellout Silver ...

Hosting Super Club tournament will have 'phenomenal' impact in Nelson.

NZ netball comp: hit or miss?

Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has been among the best players in the national netball premiership.

 New competition unearths some exciting young talent, but too many one-sided games a concern.

Hoornweg leaves Stars

Coach Julie Hoornweg will leave the Northern Stars netball franchise.

Australian coach lasts just one season with new netball franchise.

Magic just two goals short

Monica Falkner and the Magic scored 873 goals in the ANZ Premiership, but they needed two more.

They missed the playoffs by a very fine margin, but coach Margaret Forsyth believes they've laid a solid foundation for future success.

Team connection key for Steel

Gina Crampton of the Steel receives a pass while Claire Kersten of the Pulse looks on during the ANZ Premiership match ...

Southern Steel wing attack Gina Crampton believes the team connection has a lot to do with the franchise's success.

Langman torn over Ferns

New Zealand netball great Laura Langman has a huge call to make on her future.

Barred Silver Fern Laura Langman set to make agonising call on her future next week.

Season still alive for Mystics

It was a win for the Magic over the Stars, but not by a big enough margin.

After being given a lifeline, the Mystics don't want to play as badly again on Sunday.

Magic fall just short of playoffs

Magid defender Kelly Jury competes with Stars shooter Maia Wilson.

Needing to beat the Stars by 16 to make the playoffs, the Magic could only win by 13, so the Mystics advanced instead.

Tough Langman stance must continue

Laura Langman playing for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Super Netball competition in Australia.

OPINION: Noeline Taurua says it's a mistake, but Netball NZ must stand their ground on Laura Langman.

The countdown is on

Taya Sutton,6, gets a little advice from Southern Steel player Abby Erwood while visiting Wyndham Primary School on ...

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham will give the injured players every opportunity to get back on court for the grand final.

Big decisions for Tactix coach

Tactix coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek was all smiles after her side finished their season with a win over the Mystics.

OPINION: Tactix coach will need to quickly decide who's coming and going as focus shifts to 2018.

Magic seek to grasp lifeline

Casey Kopua and the Magic need to win by this much against the Stars on Wednesday to make the playoffs.

They need to win, and win big, against the Northern Stars on Wednesday to make the playoffs. It's a hard ask, but not impossible.

Pulse way ahead of the game

Pulse shooter Tiana Metuarau, right, disputes possession with the Steel's Jane Watson.

The history-making Central Pulse have already exceeded everyone's expectations.

Steel not threatened with loss of points

Southern Steel chief executive Lana Winders.

Southern Steel boss Lana Winders says there was no discussion around a possible loss of competition points if they were unable to play against the Tactix.

Taurua blasts Netball NZ

Noeline Taurua achieved instant success at the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Coach says the Netball NZ have made a mistake in barring Laura Langman from the Silver Ferns.

Fowler-Reid pleased to be back

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid shoots despite the attention of Central Pulse defenders Phoenix ...

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid showed what an asset she is to the top-of-the-table franchise against the Central Pulse.

15 wins in a row for Steel

Central Pulse goal attack Tiana Metuarau shoots the ball despite the pressure of Southern Steel goal defence Te Huinga ...

The Southern Steel have completed the perfect regular season after defeating Central Pulse.

Bloxham 'stoked' for Taurua

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham.

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham is thrilled for her predecessor Noeline Taurua who has won Australia's Super Netball title.

Pulse get home playoff without playing

Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant hopes the Southern Steel have as close to a full-strength lineup as possible for ...

The Mystics' shock loss to the Tactix means Monday's Pulse-Steel match is nothing more than a tuneup for both sides.

Central win national league netball final

Karin Burger was on form for Central in the national league final.

Central completed their perfect national league season by beating Mainland in the grand final.

Key duo return for Steel

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is likely to start against the Central Pulse in the round 13 national ...

There's good - and bad - news on the injury front for the undefeated Southern Steel netball team.

Tactix stun Mystics for upset win

The Mystics' Brooke Watt of the Mystics clashed with Erikana Pedersen from the Tactix in their surprise loss.

The Tactix were in tears after beating Mystics 57-46, giving hope to the Magic.

Taurua: 'To pull it together is amazing'

Coach Noeline Taurua celebrates with her players after winning the Super Netball grand final match between the Sunshine ...

New Zealand coach Noeline Taurua adds Australian domestic Super Netball title to her impressive CV.

Job almost done for Mystics

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson celebrated with teammate Storm Purvis after beating the Magic on Monday.

The Mystics have one foot in the playoffs, but still need to see of the Tactix.

A day in the life of broadcaster Bernadine Oliver-Kerby

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby, centre, and Vilimaina Davu, right, at the World Netball Championships final in Kingston, ...

Each week we ask a well-known New Zealander to share a photo memory.

Plenty of support expected for Steel

Jennifer O'Connell of the Southern Steel against the Mainland Tactix.

Plenty of fans are expected to watch the depleted Southern Steel play the Central Pulse, in their first home game since a motor vehicle accident.

Pettitt wary of 'scary' Langman

Laura Langman will be a crucial figure for the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Super Netball final.

Veteran Giants wing attack fully aware of Laura Langman's ability ahead of Australian final.

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