The unavailability of five key players has opened the door for a Riwaka school teacher to make her NZ sevens debut.
NZ rugby chief Steve Tew has conceded it's a difficult equation dominating the XVs game and sevens one as well.
Bar owner John Lawrenson is optimistic about the Hamilton Sevens, since Dallas Fisher is in charge.
It's time to celebrate Hamilton - as the new home for New Zealand Sevens
Ex-NZ 7s star backs Hamilton to put on a great event after taking the Sevens rights from Wellington.
Wellington mayor and officials say there's no use in flogging a dead horse.
OPINION: World Rugby investigation needed into NZ mistake you'd expect only to see in kids' sport.
OPINION: There's only so many times you can slap on a superhero costume, and slip over on the concourse before the novelty has worn off.
NZ Sevens do their best Warriors impression. Leading 21-0 against Scotland, they somehow managed to throw it away.
Tamati Samuels and Jesse Houston are the new faces in the national sevens team.
Key players are missing from the NZ women's sevens side to contest the Canada leg of the world series.
All Blacks Sevens side fights back from thrashing against South Africa to beat England.
Three comeback wins see New Zealand remain unbeaten in Paris.
New Zealand will have a new-look side for the Paris sevens because of a large casualty ward.
No field? No problem for world-beating Wellington schoolgirls' team.
With nine players unavailable sevens coach Scott Waldrom has had to ring the changes for Paris and London.
Last-ditch Michaela Blyde try seals win after Canada fumble kickoff with seconds remaining.
Portia Woodman scores three tries and Sarah Goss excels in every department as Kiwi women march into quarter-finals.
Two million commemorative $7 notes released in honour of Fiji's Olympic heroes.
Sevens coach laments a lack of consistency after another fifth placed finish.
The New Zealand sevens team went undefeated on day one to set up a quarterfinal clash with Canada.
Familiar faces return as injuries force changes for Singapore.
New Zealand salvage a fifth-place finish in Hong Kong.
Fiji snapped the New Zealand men's sevens team's unbeaten run at the Hong Kong Sevens.
And it's thanks to the success of the Rio Olympics.
Hamilton emerges as potential sevens venue, but city's bar kingpin says organisers would 'screw it up'.
He's big, strong and fast. Joe Ravouvou is the newbie in the national sevens team.
Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?
New Zealand Rugby plots a course to manage its teenage star, who hopes to continue his rapid rise.
With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.