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Netball's cousin steals Kiwi teacher's heart

Following the Silver Ferns’ World Cup victory, another New Zealand team playing korfball – netball’s European cousin - are about to make world championship history of their own.

This World Cup's for you, Casey Kopua

Against all odds, the Silver Ferns have won netball's World Cup for the first time in 16 years.

Mahoney first woman to ref Ranfurly Shield rugby

Rebecca Mahoney is about to make rugby history as the first woman to referee a Ranfurly Shield challenge.

No super over suspense for netball's World Cup

The Netball World Cup grand final is tie-proof and won't end in any kind of super over. RNZ's netball reporter Ravinder Hunia who's in Liverpool explains why.

Kiwi sprint stars can still eke out more speed

The young Kiwi sprinters who won relay bronze at the World University Games - setting a new NZ record - can still go much faster on the world stage.

‘Support Women’s Sport' name for Basin Reserve?

There's a bold push for Wellington's cricket ground to be renamed ‘Support Women’s Sport Basin Reserve’.

Last man standing dominates dancing champs

Highland dancing's lone male competitor, Angus Hendry, dominated the sport's national championships in Marlborough.

Bright new Zim Gems outshone by Silver Ferns

African nations have a habit of either shocking, or winning hearts at Netball World Cups. In Liverpool, 2019, it's the Zimbabwe Gems.

Old roomies bring new verve to Silver Ferns

When the Silver Ferns opened their Netball World Cup campaign on Friday night, two women who've been great mates for over 25 years were side-by-side on the New Zealand bench, directing the play.

Kite foiling Kitchen books babysitters for Paris 2024

At 30, and a mother of two young girls, kite boarder Justina Kitchen believes she has the mental stamina, experience - and luck - to finally see her Olympic dream come true. 

Tuff Bikkies and Rusty Stiletto help roller derby rise

Forget the fishnets and the theatrics - roller derby has become a serious sport in NZ, with teams like the Richter City All Stars leading the charge.

Fifa World Cup 2019: when the world finally cared

France 2019 will go down as the tournament that opened the eyes of much of the planet to women's football.

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