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Will this Silver Fern be frozen out again?

If discarded Silver Ferns captain Katrina Rore is recalled into the side for netball’s World Cup, it will make headlines. If she isn’t included, ditto.

How a bus crash made Stacey Waaka unstoppable

Stacey Waaka has no recollection of that terrifying moment when a logging truck ploughed into the back of her school bus, shunting it into a paddock.

Flying Buscomb's on track to achieve greater things

Having run away from NZ in search of a breakthrough, distance runner Camille Buscomb is out to prove herself at the world champs, and she hopes, the 2020 Olympics. 

Why we're challenging the system for equality in sport

There's still so much distance to cover to level the playing field for women and girls in sport in New Zealand, says Women in Sport Aotearoa CEO Rachel Froggatt.  

Amelia Kerr leaves India wanting more

“I didn’t want to come home,” are the first words out of Amelia Kerr's mouth when describing her stint playing in India's women's IPL.

Pragmatic Ferns won't cower in the corner from US

The Football Ferns have a chance to show they can compete with the best when they face world No. 1 USA in St Louis on Friday.

What a racket: youngest of eight becomes squash pro

Barely out of high school when she became a professional squash player this year, Kaitlyn Watts has her big family to thank for embedding her love of the sport. 

Making sense of the Caster Semenya ruling

Caster Semenya’s case should trigger a watershed moment where sports leaders give up on the fallacy that sex and gender can be determined by a single biological marker.

Phoenix rises from tough blow to lead the Mystics

After four weeks sidelined by concussion, Northern Mystics captain Phoenix Karaka is back on the netball court and thriving in her new role as captain.

Running doctor scores world-first for women

“I can’t even comprehend that. It’s crazy,” she says, in an interview with Dirt Church Radio

Dalton's many paths merge towards US basketball

Inspired by her late mum, free-scoring point guard Tayla Dalton has her gaze firmly set on playing US college basketball.

Young paddler shuts out pain to return to world stage

Nothing, it seems, can deter talented young paddler Olivia Brett from striving to make her name on the canoe sprinting world stage.

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