Southern Steel overcome nervous start to record comfortable opening national netball league victory over Northern Stars

The Southern Steel overcame a slow start to record a comfortable 75-57 victory over the Northern Stars in the opening match of the national netball league.

Southern Steel net big win over Northern Stars as ANZ Premiership begins

The title favourites' experience shone through as they eased to a 75-57 win over the new Northern Stars team.

ANZ Premiership triple-header ushers in a new era for New Zealand netball

The ANZ Premiership begins with a triple-header on Sunday, where plenty will be revealed.

Paint the town yellow during Wellington's triple header sports weekend

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

Reinga Bloxham: Homegrown Southern Steel netball coach takes the reins

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?

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic look to build on solid foundations as season starts

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

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins must starting getting results

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

Central Pulse mix excitement with preseason nerves as national netball competition begins

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.

South African shooter Lenize Potgieter full of excitement ahead of Magic debut

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

Tactix recruit Temalisi Fakahokotau to miss opener through injury

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

Former Waikato-BOP netball player Ngawai Eyles making an impression in the south

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

Magic captain Casey Kopua relishing having a 'competitive aspect' to her life

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

Southern Steel netball captain Wendy Frew is keen to get off to a strong start despite two early away fixtures

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

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid looking forward to new format challenges after busy off-season helping Jamaica claim netball series win

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

Netball NZ must get 'our own house' in order in new competition

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

Teenager Kate Lloyd to feature as injury cover for Mainland Tactix

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

New competition, new team, but Southern Steel still the Kiwi side to beat

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

Southern Steel get through their preseason buildup relatively unscathed

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

Dislocated finger results in hospital visit for Laura Langman during Lighting match

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

No time to Mes around for Bailey at Mystics

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

New Zealand netball needs time to prove ditching Australia was the right move

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

Extra time to separate teams in new NZ domestic netball league

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

Success for Netball South on and off the court in 2016

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

It's playing well in the real games that's the big test for Central Pulse

 Central Pulse make winning finish to preseason tournament.

Physicality the work-on for the Waikato-BOP Magic after preseason tournament

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

Mainland Tactix take step in right direction at pre-season tournament

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

Southern Steel look formidable in preseason hitout before ANZ Premiership

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

Southern Steel edge Waikato - Bay of Plenty Magic in high scoring pre-season netball league match

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

Depleted Mystics well beaten by Central Pulse in Otaki

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

No tears being shed about the end of trans-Tasman netball

Netball New Zealand delighted to be going it alone.

Casey Kopua not coveting a return to the Silver Ferns' captaincy

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

Anna Harrison, Maria Tutaia to co-captain Mystics

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

Northern Stars lose Holly Fowler for season to ACL injury

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

Canterbury centres combine for pilot premier competition

The Christchurch Netball Centre is set to join forces with the North Canterbury, Selwyn and Mid Canterbury for a new Inter-Centre competition in April.

Room for improvement, but Central Pulse progressing well toward start of season

Their game might still need a little polishing, but the Central Pulse are right where they want to be.

Tania Dalton farewelled at memorial service on Auckland's North Shore

Hundreds of mourners gather to farewell the former Silver Fern netballer.

Southland remembers Tania Dalton

Former netball player Tania Dalton was remembered on the very court where she helped the Southern Sting and Steel secure many a victory.

Southern Steel to keep working on combinations at Otaki pre-season netball tournament

The Southern Steel will continue to try out different combinations at their final pre-season netball tournament in Otaki starting on Friday.

Mainland Tactix coach upbeat after heavy pre-season losses to Southern Steel

Mainland Tactix coach not reading too much into pre-season losses.

Southern Steel netball team coach Reinga Bloxham happy with pre-season victories over Mainland Tactix

The Southern Steel netball team picked up two comfortable pre-season victories against the Mainland Tactix.

Cathrine Tuivaiti impresses as Central Pulse blow Taranaki Invitational team away in preseason friendly

Cathrine Tuivaiti's 33 goals lead Central Pulse to dominant win in Taranaki.

Nicola Mackle hoping for centre bib and an injury free season with Mainland Tactix

Nicola Mackle is hoping to keep off the sidelines and have a big campaign with the Mainland Tactix in 2017.

'The Tania Dalton Foundation': set up in the former Silver Fern's memory

A charitable trust is set up in the name of star netballer Tania Dalton.

Robyn Broughton says Tania Dalton had an impact on and off the court

Robyn Broughton, who was "like a mum" to Tania Dalton, struggles to come to terms with untimely tragedy.

Central Pulse eager for return to court for preseason tournament

 The Central Pulse have made 'big sacrifices' to get results in Taranaki this weekend.

Selby-Rickit sisters return to Otaki with Southern Steel

All six ANZ Premiership sides to face off in Kapiti.

Tributes to former Silver Fern Tania Dalton, who has died aged 45

"She lived as we all might strive to - never on the sidelines, always in the action, bringing her A-game": Tributes to former Silver Fern and TV commentator.

Netballer, commentator, businesswoman; bubbly Tania Dalton could do it all

Bubbly, opinionated and kind, Tania Dalton was one of the characters in NZ netball.

Forgotten Silver Fern Temalisi Fakahokotau out to impress at Tactix

 Defender, who enjoyed meteoric rise and then a quiet lull, wants to regain black dress.

Auckland DHB investigating breach of Dalton's privacy

A privacy breach relating to the medical care of Tania Dalton is being investigated.
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