NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSteel midcourter Shannon Francois' netball career has taken off like a rocket in 2013.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsShane Cameron has described Tactix netballer Keshia Grant as the best female charity boxer he's seen and reckons she would thrive if she switched sports.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsCentral Pulse star Donna Wilkins doing 60km Kepler Challenge mountain run to get fit for new season.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTactix recruit Hayley Saunders has heard all the jokes about her new trans-Tasman netball league side.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe path to the helm of the Central Pulse is paved with good intentions but it's not always been pleasant.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt hasn't taken Irene van Dyk long to realise signing for her hometown team was a good idea.
Four Silver Ferns have been rated in an unofficial top 10 of world netball with Laura Langman ranked No 1.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMalia Paseka's summer plans have taken a dramatic turn. Instead of flying back to Sydney in January, the 19-year-old will go on a much longer journey.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthland will likely host a netball test in its new-built stadium next year, but the details yet to come.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Silver Ferns' revolving midcourt door has been slammed shut for their UK tour in January.
Midcourter Millie Lees will return from a foot injury to the Silver Ferns for their tour of the UK in January.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Silver Ferns may include a non-playing squad member on their tour to Britain.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Trans-Tasman netball league has instigated a major review which includes investigating the radical idea of moving the competition from winter to summer.
ADRIAN WARREN - AAPAustralia and New Zealand could clash as early as the opening day of the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.
GEOFF LONGLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsTutaia's precision long-range potting proves decisive as the Fast5 Ferns retain world series title.
Thrash South Africa 58-31 and beat Malawi 48-18, with South Africa and England up next.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOutstanding third quarter performance saw Fast5 Ferns finish day one of World Netball Series with a notable scalp.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's easy to mock Fast5 netball as being a gimmick but it is actually very hard yakka.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe next America's Cup might be an option for Millie Lees, if this netball thing doesn't work out.
AARON GOILE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFollowing her snubbing by the Magic, shooter Jessie Waitapu is heading to the English Superleague.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsYear 12 student Charlotte Elley is the surprise package in the Tactix wider training squad.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe new Fast5 Ferns coach won't be participating in any choreoraphed routine her players have in mind for the Fast5 Netball World Series.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsSilver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu hopes to take as many as 18 players on January's two-test tour to England.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Silver Ferns will head into 2014 with some genuine competition for places, after defeating Malawi 72-39.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsJoline Henry and her Silver Fern team-mates don't want to end their season in a grump.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's netball year has been defined for weeks now. They had one assignment for 2013 and failed badly, losing the Constellation Cup to Australia 4-1.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsStar wing attack Liana Leota will miss the start of the Central Pulse's 2014 trans-Tasman Netball League campaign.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsAccepting mediocrity doesn't come easily to Joline Henry. But it's the situation she and her Silver Ferns team-mates have been thrust into.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsSilver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu said "the mixing is done" after the Silver Ferns beat Malawi last night.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsA surprisingly good netball game broke out tonight when the Silver Ferns defeated Malawi.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsWith all due to respect to Shannon Francois, the find of the Silver Ferns' year has been Cathrine Latu.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsWaimarama Taumaunu fears this interview might be about to stray into womens' magazine territory.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThey are still not a patch on the Collingwood AFL club, but you can't knock what the Central Pulse have achieved.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt often wasn't pretty but, in the end it was resounding, as NZ beat Malawi 70-32.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhat began as a quest for makeshift cover, might end in Silver Ferns' goal keep Katrina Grant striding about in the uncharted territory of wing defence.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsDespite not playing, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit has had an eventful welcome to the Silver Ferns.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen Mwai Kumwenda suits up for the Tactix she'll complete a journey she never thought was possible.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe reaction to the Silver Ferns' heavy Constellation Cup series defeat to Australia has been too muted.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsMalawi have touched down in NZ for their Silver Ferns test series without four of their best players.
ED JACKSON - AAPAustralia have completed their international netball season with a 27-point second Test win over Malawi on the Gold Coast.
MITCH JENNINGS - AAPA near faultless shooting performance from substitute goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites propelled the Australian Diamonds to an emphatic 83-34 victory over Malawi.
Mental preparation will be put aside and replaced by on-court realities for Katarina Cooper.
Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu is set to hand wing attack Katarina Cooper a debut in this month's three-test series against Malawi.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN CANBERRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Constellation Cup series took place on court but it was played along ideological lines.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsSunday was a difficult day for former New Zealand Netball chief executive Raelene Castle.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN CANBERRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Silver Ferns must learn to rise above external factors and have to develop an ability to close out tight games.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN CANBERRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt looked like the Silver Ferns had done enough to beat Australia last night, only to end up losing 50-49.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: With first centre pass in the final Constellation Cup test of the year today, Hamish Bidwell looks back at the series.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN CANBERRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Silver Ferns have not come to Canberra to make friends with the Australian Diamonds.
HAMISH BIDWELL IN CANBERRA - © Fairfax NZ NewsIrene van Dyk is not ready to cede the Silver Ferns' goal shoot bib to Cathrine Latu just yet.