Netball

Tactix midcourter Nicola Mackle's trans-Tasman season already over

South Canterbury netballer tears meniscus in right knee during training session last week and will miss the 2015 campaign.

Mainland Tactix hunt for major sponsor for start of trans-Tasman netball league

Mainland side remain without naming rights sponsor just one month out from start of trans-Tasman netball league.

Solid buildup should have Central Pulse right on the mark for new campaign

Australian teams have always intimidated the Pulse, and all - bar one - annihilated them last year.

Casey Kopua could be back earlier than expected for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic

Inspirational Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua is working hard on the comeback from injury.

Ellen Halpenny's hard work paying off after impressive performance for Silver Ferns

Ellen Halpenny's self-motivated fitness training has paid early dividends after an impressive showing for the Silver Ferns in this week's Oceania Tri-Series in Fiji.

Silver Ferns thrash Fiji 76-34 in final match of Oceania tri-series in Suva

Silver Ferns finish the Oceania Tri Series in style with a 76-34 win over Fiji tonight.

Southern Steel star Jhaniele Fowler-Reid 'home' with new support crew

It took a while but the Southern Steel's star player Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is back in Invercargill.

Silver Ferns hammer Samoa as coach lets players do their own talking

Samoa were the latest side taken to the cleaners as New Zealand beat them 89-23 in Suva.

Maria Tutaia makes solid return in Silver Ferns' 81-28 rout of Fiji

Maria Tutaia's return to the international fold was probably the highlight of New Zealand's 81-28 win over Fiji in Suva tonight. 

Silver Ferns mean business on working holiday in Fiji

New Zealand start their Netball World Cup preparations in Suva tonight.

Cathrine Latu left out of Silver Ferns to work on fitness

Twelve players who were in the best physical condition selected for NZ trip to Fiji.

Interesting Silver Ferns squad named for international netball tri-series in Fiji

Midcourters Millie Lees and Shannon Francois and shooter Ellen Halpenny return for tri-series in Fiji.

Silver Ferns veterans arrive at the last chance saloon as World Cup looms

The Silver Ferns players and coaches are determined to put a poor 2014 campaign behind them this year.

Shannon Francois steels herself for the trans-Tasman competition

Southern Steel midcourter pushes thoughts of this year's netball world cup to the back of her mind.

Diamonds set themselves goal of becoming best Australian netball team in history

The Diamonds enter the new year on a 19-game winning streak, including an unblemished 2014 campaign of 13 successive victories.

'Disastrous' Silver Ferns face World Cup mountain in 2015

Rarely did the Kiwis play well and, sadly, losses became all too commonplace during 'disastrous' 2014.

Bailey Mes set for goal attack switch at Tactix

The Tactix have a conundrum in their attack end next season but Silver Ferns coach won't dictate what happens.

Ex-netballer Ngarama Milner-Olsen looks to Ironman

Former Central Pulse midcourter Ngarama Milner-Olsen's hoping to compete in Ironman.

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson gets chance with Wai-BoP Magic

Wai-BoP Magic add Michaela Sokolich-Beatson to their squad as training partner for 2015 season.

Frew named Southern Steel captain

Wendy Frew has added another milestone to her already vast list of netball achievements – she will captain the Southern Steel in 2015.

New fitness regime gets the Central Pulse racing

The next few months promise to be netball's equivalent of an extreme makeover.

Pulse team-mates take a hike in pre-season training

Central Pulse Amazing Race through Wellington marks the start of pre-season training.

Central Pulse appoint Frances Solia as an assistant coach

Former Samoan skipper Frances Solia appointed as Central Pulse assistant coach.

Magic hand Bower and Manu'a chance to shine

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic name two young defenders as replacements in their trans-Tasman league squad.

Southern Steel buildup for 2015 trans-Tasman season begins

The Southern Steel's quest for 2015 trans-Tasman netball success has officially begun.

Kiri Wills lands development job at Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand has appointed Kiri Wills as coach of the National Development Squad.

Pre-season matches against Fiji for Magic

Waikato-Bay of Plenty take new approach to trans-Tasman league pre-season, hosting two matches against Fiji in February.

New Tactix assistant moves south from Pulse

Former Pulse assistant takes over role after long-serving ex-Silver Fern Julie Seymour decided against applying.

Bessie Manu's move part of new partnership

Bessie Manu's move to England set to be start of something bigger between the Magic and Bath.

Magic grant early release to Bessie Manu

Bessie Manu

Waikato-BOP Magic release Bessie Manu from 2015 contract so she can make career move to England.

More help for Kiwi netball coaches

Netball New Zealand to run a new high performance programme to support the country's elite coaches.

NZ coach Wai Taumaunu staying in the present

Waimarama Taumaunu undecided if she'll seek a further term as Silver Ferns coach beyond World Cup.

Kelly Jury on the mend for Waikato-BoP Magic

The tall defender is recovering well from injury and is ready to take her opportunity with the Waikato-BOP Magic.

Revamped netball comp heads into extra time

Next year's trans-Tasman competition to feature six-team play-off series, NZ and Australian conferences and a Challenge Trophy.

Bidwell: Farcical changes devalue netball league

HAMISH BIDWELL - The Dominion Post

OPINION: Not being a surprise hasn't made the Trans-Tasman league changes any more palatable.

Steel boss likes refreshed trans-Tasman format

Next season the league table will be scrapped for a conference-based setup which will feed into a six-team extended playoff series.

Trans-Tasman netball championship revamped

Title-hopes boost for NZ teams in trans-Tasman comp with playoffs adopting six-team conference structure.

Steve Lancaster's rugby nous can cross codes

Steve Lancaster was looking for one thing from Netball Zealand - good people who can deliver success.

No rest for Silver Ferns as they head off to Fiji

Fiji beckons for the Silver Ferns, but it will be no summer holiday as they prepare for World Championship.

Fiji trip is no summer holiday for Silver Ferns

Netball NZ announce their flagship team will play an Oceania Tri Series with Fiji and Samoa in Suva in January.

Netball New Zealand appoints Steve Lancaster

Steve Lancaster

Former Crusaders lock given role as Netball New Zealand's head of high performance.

Irene van Dyk says farewell as NZ win Fast5

Irene van Dyk

NZ farewelled netball icon Irene van Dyk, and possibly the Fast5 event, with a narrow win over Australia.

Fast5 Ferns warm up for final with easy win

Kayla Cullen

New Zealand warmed up for their sixth straight Fast5 netball final with a resounding win over Jamaica today.

Fast5 Ferns book final spot with room to spare

Laura Langman

The New Zealand Fast5 netball team have already secured a place in tonight's final with a pool match still to play.

Gifford: Irene van Dyk our greatest import

Irene van Dyk

PHIL GIFFORD - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: Nobody deserves a fitting send-off from international sport more than Silver Fern Irene van Dyk.

Slick New Zealand off to a flying start at Fast5

Laura Langman

New Zealand beats Australia to remain unbeaten on the first day of the Fast5 netball tournament in Auckland.

Fast 5 netball: Time out with Fern Maria Tutaia

Maria Tutaia

A key part of the victorious New Zealand Fast 5 squads, Maria Tutaia gives an insight into how to prepare to win.

Ferns hole left by Irene van Dyk too big to fill

Irene van Dyk

Not being able to play the Fast5 can't dent the great Silver Fern goal shoot's reputation in NZ.

Emotional van Dyk 'gutted' with ruined swan song

Irene van Dyk

Irene van Dyk 'gutted' her international career is officially over after back injury ruined her Fast 5 Ferns swan song.

Katrina Grant eyes up Silver Ferns leadership

Katrina Grant

Katrina Grant would like to be Silver Ferns captain one day. And she might well be.
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