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Olympian back in the saddle after cancer ordeal

After a year of chemotherapy and surgery to combat cancer, Olympic dressage rider Julie Brougham is back in the saddle – and winning.

Silver Ferns icon caught in Paris' spell

Irene van Dyk reckons she “hit the jackpot” when she was asked to mentor Paris Lokotui, who at 17 has already played for NZ in three different sports.

Teenager Tupou finds silver lining in the pool

Disillusioned by being left on the side of the pool, teenage para-swimmer Tupou Neiufi has persevered to win her first world championship medal.

Why Hayley's the most active athlete at AIMS

Of the 11,500 girls and boys taking part in the AIMS Games, Hayley Cornwall is officially the busiest of them all.

Sharland sisters reunite for hockey's last hurrah

Black Sticks great Kayla Whitelock can't tell her little sister what to do on the hockey turf, as Verity Sharland’s winning streak as a coach grows longer.

Nine minutes with AIMS Games boss Vicki Semple

Meet Vicki Semple - the woman directing the play at a kids sports tournament that rivals the Rio Olympics in size.

The intriguing double life of a Kiwi Ironwoman star

The supercharged double life of Dr Hannah Wells.

Tackling the boys built Mako captain's resilience

Jess Foster-Lawrence played rugby with the boys until she was 16. Now she's the tough and competitive captain of the Tasman Mako women in the Farah Palmer Cup.

Daring Kiwi skier on precipice of greatness

New Zealand has another emerging snow sports star - one who goes where few others dare to tread.

Kiwi sister trinity conquering the cycling world

Meet the cycling Wollastons - two sisters who won world medals within days of each other; and a third who helped them do it.

The unique Prices ready to take the reins

As Sir Mark Todd bows out of the equestrian world, Jonelle and Tim Price step up to become NZ's foremost riders for the 2020 Olympics.

Soprano heavyweight hitting high notes in the ring

"Classy Claire" Hafner has found a way to meld her two professional passions - as a heavyweight boxer and an opera singer.

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