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Sports A-Gender: the roar of the home crowd

The Tall Ferns reward their first home crowd in four years with a massive victory over the Philippines on their road to Tokyo 2020.

Ali Riley forced to be her 'absolute best' at Bayern

Football Ferns captain Ali Riley is making the most of her opportunity to play for German giants Bayern Munich, harbouring a dream to represent NZ at her fifth World Cup

The fans who women's sports need to win over

Elite female sporting events will ultimately speak for themselves to fans who need convincing they are worthwhile watching.

Black Ferns flyer poised for rare world double

Black Ferns fullback Selica Winiata is aiming for a rare double - refereeing international rugby while still playing the game at the highest level.

How a whole village is raising a netball team

Through the initiative of one trailblazing woman, a low-decile school in east Auckland is striving to ensure any kid who wants to play sport can. 

Brooke Blair, the saint of Tall Ferns shooters

Brooke Blair followed her sisters onto a basketball court and "beat all the boys"; now she's shooting towards the Tokyo Olympics, and helping young girls follow in her stride. 

Sports A-Gender: Tui's call part of her winning charm

Ruby Tui's award for World Rugby Women's Sevens player of the year was a no-brainer in a year in which she's become a "true ambassador" of the game.

Elusive medal lures Whitelock out of retirement

A fifth Olympic campaign is on the cards for Black Sticks legend Kayla Whitelock, and she tells Sarah Cowley Ross exclusively why she’s making a shock comeback.

Grimaldi puts her best foot forward for Tokyo

A surprise gold medallist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, long jumper Anna Grimaldi has faced a long injury battle to get back on the track.

All the risque, and no reward for women's sport

A former Football Fern, inspired by iconic moments in World Cup history, is offering her advice - for free - to help women's sports lure the sponsors' dollar. 

Teen navigates her way with the help of sailing stars

Sixteen-year-old Carrington Brady is being mentored by the world's best navigators to realise her dream of sailing around the globe, in the wake of her famous yachtie dad

Tall Ferns star scoring points with at-risk kids

One of the most successful basketballers to wear the Tall Ferns singlet, Micaela Cocks is just as happy away from the court, helping at-risk youth 

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