Black Stick’s determined journey from Apiti to Albany
From the pockmarked rugby paddock of Apiti, to the smooth, iridescent-blue turf of Albany, Black Sticks defender Steph Dickins’ hockey journey has come a long way.
Eliza contemplates her future - and the Earth’s
Through the dark clouds of injury woes, pole vaulting star Eliza McCartney saw a chance to turn her focus to making a cleaner, healthier New Zealand
A rare cycling talent sprints for Tokyo
Music, mind games and speed - teenage cyclist Ellesse Andrews excels at everything she puts her mind to, which could make her the Kiwi bolter at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Kiwi sailor determined not to be a statistic
Erica Dawson didn’t want to be another female who dropped out of sailing, so now she’s focused on the Tokyo Olympics and being a role model instead
Where the beauty of boxing lies
“To me, boxing is art. It is beautiful. It is brutal. It is violent. It is challenging. It is pure.”
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
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.
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.