Netball

Wellington's oldest regular netballer bows out after 43 years on the court

At the age of 60, Robbie Herbison is donning her bib for the last time today.

Doubt lingers around Silver Ferns shooters ahead of World Cup

Hope, rather than concrete evidence, forms the backbone of the Silver Ferns' World Cup chances.

Maria Tutaia doing her best to sort Silver Ferns' shooting end ahead of World Cup

Being unfancied and unloved ahead of World Cup stings a little, admits Silver Ferns shooter.

Norma Plummer calls for trans-Tasman expansion but another option more likely

Former Aussie coach calls for trans-Tasman league change, but netball bosses suggest Champions League equivalent more likely.

Silver Ferns thrash South Africa in Auckland ahead of World Cup

Silver Ferns experimentation doesn't halt 67-28 win over South Africa.

Game of centimetres for Silver Ferns' Kayla Cullen ahead of the Netball World Cup

The youngster is having to force her way into the side as a specialist wing defence.

Slow-starting Silver Ferns eventually put South Africa away in Hamilton

NZ survive second-quarter scare from South Africa to cruise to a 68-44 win.

Cathrine Latu re-signs with the Northern Mystics for 2016 trans-Tasman season

Shooter is keen to put disappointment of being dumped from Silver Ferns behind her.

Waimarama Taumaunu wants Silver Ferns in right frame of mind ahead of World Cup

The coach has gone quiet but the Silver Ferns need to do their own talking ahead of the World Cup.

Midcourter Anna Thompson to return for a ninth season with Mainland Tactix

Foundation player Anna Thompson will return for a ninth season with the Mainland Tactix.

Guatemala beckons for Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant after World Cup

Guatemala beckons for Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant after Netball World Cup.

Bailey Mes makes most of Silver Ferns start against Fiji

It was a professional effort from the Silver Ferns as they hammered Fiji 91-31 on Thursday.

Bailey Mes' performance for Silver Ferns against Fiji to be heavily scrutinised

Showtime for the Silver Ferns tonight as their Netball World Cup buildup begins against Fiji.

Simpson umpiring at netball world cup

Two Southland umpires will be on the world stage when the Netball World Cup begins in August.

Laura Langman to play important role in Shannon Francois' development as a centre

Change is afoot in the Ferns centre position, and Laura Langman will play a key role in making it happen.

Shannon Francois has chance to establish herself as Silver Ferns centre

Shannon Francois should confirm herself as the Silver Ferns' starting centre.

Camilla Lees quits netball for medicine after missing Silver Ferns' World Cup squad

Midcourter Millie Lees is off to study in London after missing a Silver Ferns spot for the World Cup.

Malia Paseka face of much-needed Silver Ferns change ahead of netball World Cup

Magic goal shoot one of the fresh faces of the Silver Ferns for next month's World Cup.

Chelsea Pitman joins Central Pulse but partner Kevin Locke a longshot for Lions

Chelsea Pitman is coming to the Central Pulse next year and if the stars align Wellington sport could get two for one.

Grace Rasmussen ready to take control of Silver Ferns' attack

Silver Ferns wing attack has faith and confidence she can deliver on netball's biggest stage next month.

Leana de Bruin in career-best form ahead of record World Cup appearance

New lease of life for veteran defender as Silver Ferns prepare for the Netball World Cup.

Young shooter Monica Falkner pushes her claims for higher netball honours

Teen excels at national under-23 tournament, winning competition honours and an ANZ Championship coach call.

Ameliaranne Wells re-signs with Central Pulse for 2016

Central Pulse re-sign shooter Ameliaranne Wells, bringing their confirmed signings to six.

Chelsea Pitman a quality signing for Central Pulse

Australian midcourter Chelsea Pitman will play for the Central Pulse in 2016

Tactix players Bailey Mes and Hayley Saunders stop by netball programme

Tactix players Bailey Mes and Hayley Saunders stopped by at Nelson Netball's holiday programme at Saxton Stadium on Tuesday.

Naoupu sister act to play for Samoa at Netball World Cup

Naoupu sisters, Julianna and Jennifer, to play for Samoa at next month's Netball World Cup in Sydney.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic re-sign Casey Kopua, Leana de Bruin for 2016

Veterans Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin re-sign in an unchanged 2016 Waikato-Bay of Plenty netball team.

Te Huinga Selby-Rickit to rejoin Steel

After a four-year hiatus, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit is returning to the Southern Steel.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty start national under-23 title defence with win

Quest for hat-trick starts in positive fashion with a comfortable win over Mainland on Monday afternoon.

Central Pulse defender Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit set for return to Southern Steel

The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to their NZ rivals.

Dropped Silver Fern Cathrine Latu: 'It has been a rough couple of days'

Dropped Silver Fern Cathrine Latu says it had been a "rough couple of days".

Joline Henry bites her tongue over non selection for Silver Ferns World Cup squad

Joline Henry is one of sport's straight shooters but she has resisted letting rip at Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu.

Silver Ferns reluctant to push back against physical Australia

Casey Kopua says NZ prefer to defend in zones while the Diamonds are on your body all the time.

Southern Steel lock in six more players

The Southern Steel has re-signed the core of its 2015 team with six more players committing to the franchise.

Bailey Mes commits to Tactix for 2016

Boost for Christchurch-based trans-Tasman netball team as Silver Ferns attacker signs on for 2016.

Delighted Malia Paseka can't wait for 'home' World Cup in Sydney

Malia Paseka's money was on Cathrine Latu, when Wednesday's Probables vs Possibles match started.

Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu says changes only way to stave off failure

Silver Ferns drop three veterans to make room for young faces in this year's Netball World Cup squad.

Australian star Julie Corletto to retire from top-level netball

Diamonds defender Julie Corletto is seeking a rare sporting fairytale finish at the Netball World Cup.

Casey Kopua fighting for form on path to Netball World Cup

Silver Ferns captain battling to find her feet at national trials on eve of the Netball World Cup squad naming.

Smart Monarch continue good form at Pukekohe Netball Centre

Both coaches predicted it would be a close game but Smart Monarch Prems steamed ahead with a 19-point win.

Coach Tanya Dearns happy with Central Pulse squad for 2016 season

Tanya Dearns has retained everyone she wanted for the 2016 trans-Tasman netball season.

Silver Ferns should look to unleash Temalisi Fakahokotau on the netball world

It's a big week for defender Temalisi Fakahokotau and probably NZ coach Waimarama Taumaunu, too.

Central Pulse sign Phoenix Karaka from Southern Steel for 2016 season

Steel lose key player as young Silver Ferns defender sign with Central Pulse for 2016 trans-Tasman netball league season.

Dumb move to deny Mainland Tactix a second import for trans-Tasman league

OPINION: Netball NZ's rationale for denying the beleaguered Mainland Tactix a second import simply doesn't stack up.

Off-season wishlist for the Mainland Tactix

Silver Fern Joline Henry, capped 91 times for NZ, is exactly the kind of player who would help give the Tactix credibility.

Silver Fern Shannon Francois re-signs with Southern Steel for 2016 season

Silver Fern Shannon Francois never hesitated when it came to deciding her playing future in 2016 – she's definitely made of Steel.

Mainland Tactix worried about lack of experience after losing second import

Mainland Tactix worry where experience will come from in squad after losing second import.

Strong Waikato-Bay of Plenty side named for national U-23 tournament in Auckland

Three Silver Ferns trialists included in the two-time defending champs' squad for the four-day competition.

Laura Langman says Silver Ferns must be adaptable to win the Netball World Cup

New Zealand centre Laura Langman says her team must be adaptable to have any chance of winning World Cup.

Australian Diamonds name strong squad for Netball World Cup defence

Australia have named a typically strong squad for their defence of the Netball World Cup title.
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