Making your own future...

New Zealand Basketball has faith in the future and it has taken to heart FIBA's message that basketball is a game for women as well as men.more

How tough does it have to be?

The New Zealand Tall Ferns face one of the toughest qualification pathways of any of the 212 FIBA federations to make their way out of the Oceania zone.more

A story of completions...

Australia defeats New Zealand 67 to 38 in Game 3 of the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships for Women. The game was an absorbing contest and a reflection of the competitive spirit of both teams.more

Victory at a price...

The Australian Opals may have won the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championship with another clean sweep of their trans-Tasman rivals but the victory has come at a price.more

See what they had to say...

Basketball Australia and Basketball New Zealand have both been reporting on the progress of the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championship for Women. If you would like to get their slant on the news visit or

Tall Ferns take positives from defeat

New Zealand Coach Mike McHugh believes his team has gained great value from the 3 match series agains the Australian Opals.more

Opals win third game and take series 3 - 0.

The Australian Opals completed a clean sweep of the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships for Women with a 67 to 38 victory over the New Zealand Tall ferns in Te Awamatu on New Zealand's North Island Sunday afternoon.more

Photos from the series

Click on the photopages button on the left to see some photos from the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships. We will post more photos over the next few days.more

Loffhagen leads from the front...

Tall Ferns captain Donna Loffhagen lead her team by example in the second game of the FIBA Oceania Championships in Napier, New Zealand earlier this afternoon.more

Beaten but not abandoned...

Fans at the Pettigrew Green Arena in Napier on New Zealand's North Island, let the Tall Ferns know they have plenty to be proud of.more

Tall Ferns come ready to play...

The New Zealand Tall Ferns left their butterflies behind and came to play in Game 2 of the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships for Women.more

Opals too tall and too quick for Tall Ferns.

Australia's height advantage was a telling factor in the opening game of the 2005 FIBA Oceanhia Championship for women.more

Coaches name teams to match up in Oceania Series

Australia's Jan Stirling and New Zealand's Mike McHugh today named the rosters who will represent their countries in the 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships for Women.more
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