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
The Triffus that almost toppled the trampolinist
On the verge of becoming New Zealand’s first female trampolinist at an Olympics, Maddie Davidson has first had to conquer her greatest fear.
How Sky’s next bold move will create girl heroes
An ambitious new partnership between Sky Sports and more than 50 sports promises more free sport for Kiwis. Suzanne McFadden looks at how it will change the way we see female athletes
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.
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
Young gun’s World Cup win no surprise to Riegler
Alice Robinson’s brilliant World Cup giant slalom victory may have caught the ski fraternity off-guard, but not the country’s most successful international skier.
Wanaka slalom judge on course to Tokyo
Like the All Blacks, Kellie Bailey is hitting Japan this week at the top of her game - as a judge on the Olympic canoe slalom course.