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Nova's game plan taking sport to the people

Having grown up in a large sporty family, Nova Isa'ako is taking sports to Auckland parks to motivate people to play, for free. 

Kiwi smashing gender barriers

Lee Turrell is a rarity: a woman coaching a men’s sports team at international level. But the volleyball coach has never let gender barriers stand in her way - even in Iran.

The miracle worker who took on the Black Sticks

A massive year for the Black Sticks women starts this weekend - so who is the Irishman guiding them, hopefully, to their first Olympic medal? David Leggat finds out.

Sports A-Gender: Can Barty end Australia's OZ Open drought?

Kate King and Ravinder Hunia preview a blockbuster week for women's sport in New Zealand and abroad.

Mithali Raj: From Lincoln to Bollywood

These days she’s a global superstar with a social media following in the millions who is having a Bollywood movie made about her life. Fair to say a lot has changed since Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj slept in a South Island university dorm.

Honey hitting Great Wall to honour mum

Honey Hireme-Smiler has never liked running - yet the rugby and league megastar is preparing to run a marathon along the Great Wall of China.

Teen helping mum realise Olympic riding dream

Geologist and equestrian Wendi Williamson is making significant strides in the world of dressage, earning a coveted spot in the World Cup, and has the Tokyo Olympics in her sights.

The intriguing double life of a Kiwi Ironwoman star

The supercharged double life of Dr Hannah Wells.

The Estonian refugee who helped mould a Kiwi legend

Had a ship of Estonian war refugees not made it safely across the treacherous Baltic Sea, the history of NZ women Olympic champions may not have begun in 1952.

Arise Dame Noels: why she wrestled with her honour

Netball magician Noeline Taurua has been made a dame in the New Year Honours, but the Silver Ferns coach admits the title rests uneasily on her shoulders.

The year of a Ferns fairytale, football and fair pay

From the Silver Ferns’ stunning World Cup victory, to the fight for equal pay, it’s been a big year for women in sport.

How Roodie got her football mojo back

It’s striking what Football Ferns forward Katie Rood’s career to date illuminates about how women’s football has developed over the last decade - and how it could evolve in the future.

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