Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

On Tuesday, Cricket Australia also launched its new female participation strategy with the aim of building on the success of the T20 World Cup. There have been concerns that Covid-19 will hit the development of the women’s game, but in terms of its standing in Australia Perry believes the efforts gone into making the New […]

How to tackle sexual harassment and abuse in the New Zealand Defence Force

Similarly, in the United States, the military has been at the centre of sexual abuse scandals since the early 1990s. The US Defence Department said 7825 allegations of sexual assault were reported in 2018. There remains a reluctance to report due to fear of retaliation or re-traumatisation.

New Zealand builds world-first hub for women’s sport

“It’s better than it was, but it’s still a real concern. There’s still a feeling that perhaps we haven’t seen the worst of the fallout from Covid yet,” she says. “That’s why having this open dialogue via a digital hub with all of those people who can have an impact on women and girls in […]

Top New Zealand softball umpire on Olympic Games alert after winning major award

The Black Sox’s semifinal exit in Prague in 2019 had a silver lining for their umpiring compatriot. After calling the balls and strikes in Argentina’s semifinal win over Canada, Porteous got the nod at first base for the final, where the South Americans won their first world title, over Japan, who had beaten the Black […]

India start firm favourites against Pakistan in Women’s WT20

The best aspect about India’s performance against ‘White Ferns’ was young Jemimah Rodrigues’s matured effort. With her skipper going for the jugular, 18-year-old Rodrigues just tapped for singles giving the senior player bulk of the strike. Yet, she managed to hit seven boundaries at a strike rate of 130 plus.

‘It brings a lot of emotion and anxiety’: The truth about readjusting to life in New Zealand

“In my working life, I am dealing with so many driven and forward-thinking people that this sentiment is just not in my reality, so it has been a surprise to me. I know these voices do not represent the majority of our nation, and we have been so warmly welcomed to our new community. I […]

USA men and women knocked out of Rugby World Cup Sevens

As American errors and infringements increased, Ruby Tui, Gayle Broughton and Woodman scored the next three tries, Tui and Broughton from long range, securing New Zealand’s passage to the final. The USA fly-half Lauren Doyle got up from a tackle for a smart try that closed the gap to five as the clock ticked to […]

Australia win Rugby Sevens bronze as New Zealand clinch title

Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand beat the US 26-21 in the semi-finals and went on to defend their title with a comprehensive 29-0 win over France in the final. Michaela Blyde scored a hat-trick in the decider as the 2017 world player of the year finished with a tournament-high nine tries.

Country Calendar endures as a wonderous window into rural New Zealand

Tiffany is sent to find a dress for a bride-to-be in Australia. The client wants “unique, Great Gadsby Hollywood glamour”. Tiffany chooses a gown the client rejected, saying it’s “very Elizabeth Taylor, but with less divorces”.

The heartbreaking reason a new mum, 35, who had her whole life ahead of her suddenly killed herself – after first attempting suicide on her baby girl’s first birthday

Symptoms of postnatal depression feeling low or numb – some people describe feeling nothing at alllack of interest and/or pleasure in life, yourself and/or the babyno energy – finding it difficult to cope and get through the day (may also be attributed to lack of sleep)loss of confidence, feeling helpless, hopeless and worthlessoften feeling close to […]