Sevens speedster Kaka has whole new leash on life
A cruel string of injuries almost led Shiray Kaka to quit her sevens career and train dogs. But with determination and meditation she’s back in the Black Ferns.
Back in the hot seat, Twigg’s never rowed better
Closing in on her fourth shot at an elusive Olympic medal, rower Emma Twigg says she’s stronger than ever
Fielder lets her shoes do the talking
Her unique hand-painted shoes may have been the talk of the Tour de France, but now Kiwi Caitlin Fielder is fast making her mark on the world trail running scene.
Gifford lifts herself out of a vicious cycle
Olympic weightlifting hopeful Megan Gifford has had to revise her weight, and her health, in her bid for Tokyo - and she’s stronger and happier than ever.
Teen helping mum to 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.
A switch in style for silver shooter Rooney
A slump in form and confidence left Olympic silver medallist shooter Natalie Rooney struggling, but she’s back on track with her sights trained on gold in Tokyo.
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
Golden Grael returns to Hauraki Gulf playground
An Olympic sailing champion who learned to race on Auckland’s harbour is back to claim a world title, but can Martine Grael claim Kiwi hearts like her famous dad once did?
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