Media Releases

McCausland-Durie back at the Pulse helm for another two years

After a successful first year in the job, Yvette McCausland-Durie has signed on for another two years as head coach of Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in the ANZ Premiership netball competition. Under the popular coach, the Pulse had a breakthrough season in 2017 to make the play-offs for the first time in their history, eventually finishing second in New Zealand’s new elite domestic competition...more

New Coach Development Officer for Netball Central

Tash Rowlands has permanently taken over the role of Coach Development Officer at Netball Central following the resignation of Sandra Edge. Edge took leave from the position late last year to concentrate on her role as assistant coach of the Pulse and has subsequently decided against resuming in the job.more

Pulse deliver six of the best

With six of their 10 named as Silver Ferns netball triallists, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse had plenty to celebrate at their end of season function in Wellington last night. Unfancied by many early on, the Pulse have reaped the rewards of an impressive season where they made the post-season for the first time in their history... click to readmore

Pulse re-group for Super Club showpiece

There’s been little time for reflection for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse who face a quick turnaround before heading off to the end of season Super Club netball tournament in Nelson. Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie views the Super Club concept as the perfect way for the ANZ Premiership’s beaten finalists to put the seal on a season which has shown plenty of growth and promise for the future...more

Pulse ready to embrace Grand Final opportunity

Having spent most of the season as underdogs, it’s of little concern to Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse that they are now viewed as rank outsiders for Wednesday’s inaugural ANZ Premiership netball Grand Final.There were no surprises that the Southern Steel would form half of the Grand Final equation or that they would play hosts at their Invercargill fortress... click to readmore

Long wait over for Pulse captain

It’s been a long time in the making but for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse netball captain Katrina Grant, Sunday’s ANZ Premiership Elimination Final in Wellington can’t come soon enough. Breaking new ground has become a hallmark for the Pulse this year after clinching a spot in the post-season play-offs for the first time in their 10-year history... click to readmore

Central fend off gritty Mainland to claim title

Central completed an impressive 2017 campaign when they held out a fast-finishing Mainland 43-41 in the Beko Netball League Grand Final held in Auckland on Sunday. Having gone through the regular season unbeaten, last year’s runners-up retained their winning momentum despite facing a stiff challenge from the southerners... click to readmore

Challenging trip south awaits Pulse

Delivering something a little different is the approach Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse will take for their final-round ANZ Premiership netball clash against a wounded Southern Steel in Invercargill on Monday.
Having sealed their spot in the Finals Series, finding the balance between winning and tinkering is the Pulse’s challenge... click to readmore

Strong season sets Central up for Grand Final

Central are poised to put the icing on a perfect season when they meet Mainland in the Beko Netball League Grand Final in Auckland on Sunday.
Last year’s beaten finalists are confident that what’s gone before – where they remained untouched through the regular season after posting 10 wins from 10 outings – will stand them in good stead to get the job done. Click to read...more

Pulse reach for the Stars

It’s familiar territory for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse whose play-off aspirations hinge on the outcome of tomorrow’s key ANZ Premiership netball clash with the Northern Stars in Porirua.
In must-win mode for the past two weeks, successive positive results have helped push the Pulse into a more favourable position, the dangerous Stars now the only obstacle standing in their way... click to readmore

Pulse wary of revitalised Tactix

Following a welcome return to form, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse are poised for a testing outing against a buoyant Mainland Tactix in ANZ Premiership netball action in Auckland on Sunday. Both teams come into the third and final instalment of Super Sunday, where all six teams play at the same venue on the same day, with the same winning motive but where the outcome has a vastly different bearing.more

Central target unbeaten run through regular season

Central have no plans to concede any ground to the chasing pack when they meet Waikato Bay of Plenty in the final round of the Beko Netball League in Tokoroa on Saturday. Having cemented their spot in the June 18 Grand Final four weeks ago, motivation is not an issue for the high-flying Wellington-based team... click to readmore

Umpiring talent adds to Central’s growing skill set

Umpires are doing their bit to keep pace with Netball Central’s budding stable of top-quality players, coaches and officials to emerge from the Zone.With Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse and Central’s Beko Netball League teams showcasing the Zone’s growing player and coaching depth, the little-mentioned umpires are also doing their region proud. Click to readmore

Backs to the wall Pulse ready to come out firing

Facing a quick turnaround, restoring confidence has been key for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse ahead of their pivotal ANZ premiership netball outing against WBOP Magic in Palmerston North on Monday.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Pulse are in a race against time to lift themselves off the floor and remain in contention for a place in the play-offs. Click to read...more

Central chasing memorable final fling at home

With a place in the grand final assured, Central are keen to maintain a clean sheet when they meet the Northern Marvels in Monday’s penultimate round of the Beko Netball League. The clear front-runners throughout the season, Central are keen to avoid any hiccups ahead of the June 18 final showdown and are preparing accordingly... click to readmore

Wounded Pulse prepare to bounce back

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse are embracing the challenge of rebounding from bitter disappointment with a positive ANZ Premiership netball outing against the Northern Mystics in Auckland on Wednesday. With five rounds remaining and the race to secure a top-three play-offs spot tightening, the Pulse’s momentum was stalled after last week’s heavy loss to the table-topping Southern Steel... readmore

Central trio named in NZU21 team for World Youth Cup

Highlighting its strong presence at under-21 level, three players from Netball Central have been included in the New Zealand team to contest the Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 (NWYC2017) in July. Shooter Tiana Metuarau and midcourters Kimiora Poi and Mila Reuelu-Buchanan have been rewarded for standout seasons to cement their spots in the 12-strong NZ team...click to read moremore

Souness makes strong return from crippling injury

Patience has proved a virtue for talented young Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse midcourter Whitney Souness who has reinforced her long-held promise with a successful return to top level netball. It has taken months of hard work behind the scenes and a strong mindset after a year on the side-lines following reconstruction knee surgery but it’s starting to pay off... click for moremore

Grand final-bound Central all set to push on

With three rounds remaining, pushing to new levels remains a strong motivator for high-flying Central despite having already secured a place in June’s Beko Netball League grand final. After seven rounds, only Mainland has come within single digit figures of the well-performed Wellington-based team this season and with a new mindset for the final surge... click to read moremore

Resurgent Kersten making her mark with Pulse

Midcourter Claire Kersten has wasted little time in establishing herself as the unsung hero of Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse’s potent defence line during the ANZ Premiership netball competition. First making the Pulse team in 2013, Kersten has largely been used off the bench during a frustrating career but the dynamic bundle of energy has made up for lost time with a powerful response in 2017...more

Central prepare for Mainland backlash

Extending their buffer at the top of the table has not detracted from Central’s focus for the key match-up against Mainland in the Beko Netball League in Christchurch on Sunday... click to readmore

Polishing the pass key for Pulse against Stars

It sounds easy enough but executing the perfect pass consistently has proved problematic and expensive for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse during the ANZ Premiership netball league. Last pass execution has been isolated as the main culprit in recent near-misses for the Pulse and the major work-on ahead of Monday night’s all-important clash against the Northern Stars in Wellington. Click to read...more

Full steam ahead for Central

After reaching the halfway point of the Beko Netball League unscathed, Central’s intent for the second half of the campaign is simply to keep getting better. Posting an unblemished record against the five other teams in the league, Central have sprinted past most opponents while forging an impressive record. The challenge now is focused on maintaining their own exacting standards...click for moremore

Marsh appointed Head of Selectors for Central Zone

Well-versed in all aspects of talent identification, Porirua’s Aroha Marsh has been appointed Netball Central’s inaugural Head of Selectors, setting in place a key component of the Zone’s performance vision.
The experienced Marsh will play a crucial role in helping the Zone achieve its vision of a homegrown and winning Central Pulse team...click to readmore

Tough double-header challenge for Pulse in Invercargill

The challenges don’t get much bigger for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse who will meet the top two teams in a crunch ANZ Premiership netball double-header in Invercargill in the coming days. After an encouraging start to the season, the Pulse will get a real measure of their worth when opening the second of the Super Sunday rounds... click to readmore

Journey south a test of character for unbeaten Central

Despite losing three of their mainstays, it’s business as usual for front-runners Central ahead of their Beko Netball League clash against South in Invercargill on Saturday. Having several talented cross-code exponents in their ranks has meant Central will lose Renee Savaiinaea and Ainsleyana Puleiata to the World Youth Rugby secondary schools sevens tournament in Japan this weekend...click formore

Mum-to-be Ekenasio making the most of sideline role with Pulse

There’s not many dull moments for expectant mum Ameliaranne Ekenasio in her sideline role with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse during the ANZ Premiership netball competition. Having to withdraw from the Pulse due to pregnancy ahead of this season’s campaign, the elegant Silver Ferns shooter has lent her hand in a mentoring capacity, working mainly with the attack and shooting ends... click to readmore

Table-topping Central wary of Marvels threat

Central are hoping to consolidate their buffer at the top of the points table when they open Round 5 of the Beko Netball League against the Northern Marvels in Auckland on Saturday. Now the only unbeaten team in the league, Central have become a prime target for their opponents, the early pace-setters having their winning momentum stalled and allowing a pause for thought over the Easter break...more

Metuarau completes cross-code conversion 

George Metuarau’s conversion from rugby player and coach to a much-valued member of Netball Central’s support staff is finally complete. Along the way, the 56-year-old former midfielder has taken a brief detour as the dedicated netball taxi driver to talented daughter Tiana, as well as featuring as a long-time supporter of wife and former Silver Ferns captain and coach Wai Taumaunu...click to readmore

Attacking instinct encouraged for Pulse against Stars

Growing discontent with recent performances is spurring Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse to adopt a more liberated approach in their ANZ Premiership netball match against the Northern Stars in Auckland on Monday.Sitting handily-enough in third place, just a point adrift of the Southern Steel and WBOP Magic, has not changed the thinking emanating from the Pulse camp... click to readmore

Pulse keen for quick rebound on home turf

Captain Katrina Grant has welcomed the short turnaround for her Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse team when they meet Mainland Tactix in ANZ Premiership netball action in Wellington on Sunday. With the introduction of Wednesday night netball this season, the Pulse have had just three days to absorb a tense two-goal loss to WBOP Magic and prepare for the Tactix, but it can’t come soon enough for Grant...more

Unbeaten pair square off in Beko League

A lively and entertaining match-up is on the cards when unbeaten pair Central and Mainland come together in third-round Beko Netball League action in Wellington on Sunday. Both teams have posted two wins from as many matches and for Central the clash presents their stiffest challenge to date. Click to read more...more

Step up needed for Pulse against high-flying Magic

Central Pulse are pushing for improvement across all areas of the netball court when they clash with ANZ Premiership pace-setters, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Rotorua on Wednesday. The Pulse were delighted to open their campaign with a nail-biting one-goal win over the Mystics but know more will be needed to claim a similar result in their Round 2 outing... click to readmore

Improved execution the key for Central in second round match-up

Central hope to have dispelled any sense of complacency when they take on Waikato Bay of Plenty in the second round of the Beko Netball League in Porirua on Sunday. The Wellington-based team secured a handy-enough 66-55 win in their season-opener but it took until a forceful third quarter to turn the game their way. Click to read more...more

Pulse excited to launch new era

Excitement is outweighing any feelings of nerves for the Central Pulse ahead of their clash against the Northern Mystics in the opening round of the ANZ Premiership netball competition on Sunday. The Pulse will join the five other teams in launching New Zealand’s elite new competition with a Super Sunday extravaganza in Hamilton... click to readmore

Bartercard announces exciting new sponsorship for Pulse netball

Bartercard New Zealand is backing Central Pulse netball for the forthcoming season, which starts on March 26.  The Central Pulse, based in Wellington, will be competing in the ANZ Premiership netball league, which is made up of 15 round robin games followed by play-offs, bringing the competition to a close at the end of June... click to readmore

Central well-primed for Beko Netball League opener

Team goals will be the focus for Central when they open the second edition of the Beko Netball League against newcomers the Northern Comets in Auckland on Saturday... click to readmore

Pulse sign off pre-season tournament on a high

The Central Pulse held out a fast-finishing Northern Stars to wrap up a successful ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament on a high note with a thrilling 45-44 win in Otaki on Sunday. The Pulse pegged back an early deficit to reel in the talented Stars team, who were created just six months ago to form the sixth team of the new elite league which gets under way in two weeks.Click to read...more

Pulse welcome cameo appearance from Tuivaiti

Cathrine Tuivaiti was quickly wrapped in ice after making a brief but welcome appearance for the Central Pulse on the second day of the ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament in Otaki on Saturday... click to readmore

Winning start for Pulse

The Central Pulse made a strong start to the ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki on Friday after outclassing the Northern Mystics 53-40... click to readmore

Upbeat Tuivaiti embraces new era with the Pulse

In the face of change, shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti has so far blossomed, underlined by her recent appointment as vice-captain of the Central Pulse ahead of the ANZ Premiership netball competition. There is an excited edge in the experienced campaigner’s voice as she talks about the big changes she’s made in recent months while looking to reignite her career. Click to read...more

New tracking system to monitor the Pulse

With a focus on optimising their performance levels, the Central Pulse have partnered with leading athlete monitoring system designers, VX Sport ahead of the ANZ Premiership netball season.On the back of a rapidly expanding overseas client base, the recent release of an indoor tracking system by Wellington-based VX Sport has created the opportunity for the partnership. Click to read...more

Pulse blow out cobwebs in first pre-season outing

The Central Pulse kick-started their 2017 netball campaign with a lively 75-30 win over a Taranaki invitation team in New Plymouth on Sunday in their first outing of the pre-season. With all 10 of the team getting an extended run during the match, the Pulse were pleased to produce a consistent performance despite the numerous changes. Click to read...more

Proven performers and rising teenaged talent a feature of Central Beko squad

Retaining a consistent core of proven talent and the emergence of exciting untapped potential highlight Netball Central’s squad of 16 to contest this year’s Beko Netball League. Eleven players have been named alongside five training partners, all 16 having the opportunity to make the match-day 10 when the competition gets underway. Click to read moremore

Pulse head to Taranaki for pre-season opener

The Central Pulse will set their season in motion when they play a Taranaki invitational netball team at TSB Stadium, in New Plymouth on March 5. An annual pre-season weekend event, the Pulse will spend time in the wider Taranaki netball community on March 4 (Saturday) ahead of the match to be played the following day. Click this news item to read...more

Te Wānanga o Raukawa primed for netball spectacle

Showcasing its top-class facilities with high-quality netballing talent, Te Wānanga o Raukawa is excited to be hosting the pre-season ANZ Premiership spectacle on March 10-12. Friday 10th March 3x games $10 per game, Saturday 11th March 2x half-day sessions $20 per session, Sunday 12th March 3x games $30 full day. For tickets contact Ngā Purapura on (06) 364 9018 or email tickets@twor-otaki.ac.nzmore

Taumaunu takes on HP role with Netball Central

Widely respected as a player, coach and administrator, Wai Taumaunu brings a wealth of experience to her latest role as Director of High Performance for Netball Central. The former Silver Ferns captain and coach has carved out a strong netball pedigree across all facets of the game over the last 30 years and now turns her hand to helping foster the next generation of talent in her home region...more

Four Netball Central players make NZU21 team to Fiji

Reinforcing its growing depth of talent, four players from Netball Central have been included in the 12-strong New Zealand under-21 team which will take part in an international tournament in Fiji. Shooter Tiana Metuarau and midcourters Kimiora Poi, Ainsleyanna (Anna) Puleiata and Mila Reuelu-Buchanan left for Fiji today with the NZU21 team where they will contest the International Youth Netball Smore

Central Pulse to host pre-season tournament

All six teams involved in next year’s inaugural ANZ Premiership netball competition will attend a pre-season tournament on March 10-12 at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki, north of Wellington. Click to read...more

New Zealand names squad for Netball World Youth Cup 2017

Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce the NZ U21 squad, which will form the basis of the team for Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 (NWYC2017), July 8-16. The squad was selected at the end of an intense four-day camp in Auckland, where the best up-and-coming talent in New Zealand went head-to-head. Click to read...more

Talented teenaged duo named as Pulse training partners

Promising teenaged prospects Kimiora Poi and Mila Reuelu-Buchanan have been selected as Central Pulse training partners ahead of the 2017 ANZ Premiership netball competition. Click to read...more

Burger wins inaugural Beko Netball League Player of the Year

Karin Burger was awarded Beko Netball League Player of the Year at the recent NZ Netball Awards. It’s been a big year for Burger, with her team - Netball Central - making the Beko Netball League Grand Final as well as being named Most Valuable Player in the match. Her performances during the season caught the eye of selectors, who included her in Silver Ferns trials. Click to read...more

Andrews-Tasola assumes assistant coach role with Netball Central Beko team

After swapping her playing hat for a career in coaching, Anna Andrews-Tasola has reached a personal milestone in being appointed assistant coach for the Central Beko Netball League team. Andrews-Tasola has had lead and assistant coaching roles with Wellington under-17 and under-19 teams in recent years while also boasting a strong background in club coaching. Click to read...more

Robertson honoured with Outstanding Contribution to Netball award

Without the hard work and commitment of Technical Officials in New Zealand, this great sport would not be what it is today. No one knows this better than Wellington-based Bernice Robertson, who came away with the Outstanding Contribution to Netball by a Technical Official at the NZ Netball Awards earlier this month. Click to read...more

Pulse call-up for teenage schoolgirl

Age has continued to prove no barrier for schoolgirl Tiana Metuarau, who will line up for the Central Pulse in next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. A player of exceptional promise, Metuarau, 15, has made a habit of defying her tender years with early entry into national secondary school and age-group teams and the Beko League in recent years. Click to read...more

Metuarau called up for Pulse

Tiana Metuarau has been named to replace Ameliaranne Ekenasio in the Pulse line-up for the 2017 ANZ Premiership. Metuarau, 15, has made a habit of defying her tender years with early entry into national secondary school and age-group teams and the Beko Netball League in recent years. Click to read...more

Jess Lea wins 2016 National Umpire of the Year

25-year old Jess Lea has proved that she has what it takes to be a world-class umpire, after being awarded with National Umpire of the Year at the NZ Netball Awards. Click to read more including photo and video...more

Sideline role for expectant Pulse shooter

Silky Central Pulse shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio will be confined to the sidelines for the 2017 ANZ Premiership netball competition after revealing she is expecting her first baby in May. Showing impressive form for both the Pulse and Silver Ferns this year, Ekenasio had been looking forward to further enhancing her credentials in next year’s new elite domestic competition... click to readmore

Dream role at Netball Central for versatile Milicich

Natalie Milicich will swap the world of high finance for high performance sport following her appointment as head coach of the Beko team as well as Zone Performance Manager for Netball Central. Her vision is to grow, improve and keep players in the Zone while building a successful succession plan in the pathway to the Pulse... click to readmore

Edge appointed Central Pulse assistant coach

Following strong success at age-group level, former Silver Fern Sandra Edge has been appointed assistant coach of the Central Pulse for next year’s ANZ Netball Elite League. Edge enjoyed a glittering playing career and has continued to leave her mark from the sidelines, now joining head coach Yvette McCausland-Durie at the helm of the Pulse for the new six-team elite domestic competition...read onmore

Coaching development pathway to ramp up in 2017

In 2017 there will be changes with the NNZ coaching development pathway. National Training Manager Tania Karauria suggests improvements will be made from a coaching perspective. “I think coaches are calling out for more information, for more accessible information, and information that they can translate to the court really easily,” she said... click to readmore

Pulse finalise 2017 playing roster

2017 Pulse team: Te Amo Amaru-Tibble, Sara Bayman, Sheridan Bignall, Karin Burger, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Katrina Grant, Phoenix Karaka, Claire Kersten, Whitney Souness, Cathrine Tuivaiti... click to readmore

Silver Ferns defensive duo re-signs with Pulse

The Silver Ferns defensive pairing of Katrina Grant and Phoenix Karaka is looking forward to reuniting at the Central Pulse for next year’s inaugural ANZ Netball Elite League... click to readmore

Tuivaiti welcomes new challenge with Pulse

Experienced shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti is hoping a change of scenery and personnel will reignite her career when she lines up for the Central Pulse in next year’s new ANZ Netball Elite League. A foundation member of the Northern Mystics where she spent the entire nine years of the ANZ Championship, Tuivaiti has thrown caution to the wind... click to readmore

Five signings for Pulse 2017 line-up

The experience provided by stylish Silver Ferns shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio (nee Wells) will be a key component for the Central Pulse in next year’s ANZ Netball Elite League. Ekenasio will be joined at the Pulse in 2017 by promising midcourters Whitney Souness, Claire Kersten and Sheridan Bignall along with defender Karin Burger, the quartet having strong links with Netball Central. Click to readmore

McCausland-Durie to coach Pulse in new elite domestic competition

With the focus set on a new era, Yvette McCausland-Durie has been appointed Central Pulse coach for next year’s revamped elite domestic netball competition. McCausland-Durie recently guided a young Netball Central team to the runners-up spot in this year’s inaugural Beko League... click to readmore

FAST5 Ferns management team confirmed for 2016

New Zealand U21 coach Kiri Wills will lead the FAST5 Ferns as they aim to defend their title at the Fast5 World Netball Series in Melbourne, October 29-30. Joining Wills will be New Zealand Secondary Schools team assistant coach, Mary-Jane Araroa, Mainland Tactix manager Leanne Harris and NZ U21 physiotherapist Jen Fergusson. Click to read more...more

More homework for Pulse teenager ahead of Vixens challenge

The student will take on the master when Central Pulse shooter Maia Wilson lines up in the ANZ Championship netball clash against Melbourne Vixens in Wellington on Monday 4th July...click to read moremore

Crushing end to career for Scheres

A serious knee injury has brought an abrupt end to the top flight netball career of hard working and humble Pulse midcourter Elias Scheres.

Having already decided that 2016 was going to be her last campaign at the elite level, Scheres had a fleeting change of mind after sustaining significant damage to her right knee while playing against the Mainland Tactix on June 20... click to readmore

Depleted Pulse bolster stocks for challenging road trip

Not for the first time this season, Central Pulse will once again be battling the odds for their ANZ Championship netball clash against West Coast Fever in Perth on Saturday. With a quick turnaround from Monday night’s away game against the Mainland Tactix, the Pulse’s challenging road trip to Perth for the penultimate round of the regular season has become a daunting prospect...click to readmore

Central keen to make amends in Grand Final

Central are hoping to take centre stage and turn a faltering dress rehearsal into a winning outcome when they meet South in the inaugural Beko Netball League Grand Final in Auckland on Sunday. With their place in the Grand Final already secured last week, Central were well beaten 59-43 by South who were in a must-win position if they wanted to make the final... click to readmore

Pulse keen to finish with a flourish

Central Pulse are determined to finish the season on a high, starting with their ANZ Championship netball rematch against the Mainland Tactix in Christchurch on Monday. It’s a long shot but the Pulse still have an outside chance of making the New Zealand conference play-offs despite struggling to deliver on their potential during a disappointing campaign. Click to read more...more

Pulse have plenty to play for

Despite their lowly positions, the ANZ Championship netball match-up between the Central Pulse and Adelaide Thunderbirds in Porirua on Sunday holds plenty of significance for each of the combatants. The pair sit at the foot of their respective conferences on the back of largely disappointing seasons, the trans-Tasman component adding extra sting to an intriguing clash... click to read moremore

Timely break for Pulse

With a number of players laid low by flu, the bye round couldn’t have come at a better time for Central Pulse in the ANZ Championship netball competition. A break from action this weekend will give the team time to refresh, reflect and regroup for one last charge at making the New Zealand conference play-offs in what to date has been a disappointing season... click to read moremore

Pulse fired up to kick on

More of the same is the focus for Central Pulse ahead of their ANZ Championship netball clash with Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Tauranga on Monday. In falling just short against runaway leaders of the New Zealand conference the Southern Steel in their latest outing, the Pulse turned on their best showing of the season and with it gained a shot of confidence... click to read moremore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity - Pulse Training

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Thursday 26th May from 10.00am to 12.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. Please let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

SKY TV backs Netball in New Zealand for a further 5 years

SKY has extended its commitment to Netball in New Zealand for a further five years. The new deal gives SKY the rights to broadcast Silver Ferns Test Matches, the New Zealand Elite Domestic League, Beko Netball League and Domestic Events up to and including 2021, as well as the popular TV Show, Netball Zone. An exciting new international component will follow - details to be announced in due coursemore

Strong start and consistency key for Pulse

Staying with their opponents early will be crucial to the Central Pulse’s chances against ANZ Championship netball pace-setters the Southern Steel in Wellington on Monday. The Pulse have shown their ability to fight back but slow starts and letting their opponents get the jump in the first half have proved costly in several outings... click to readmore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity - Pulse Training

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Wednesday 18th May from 4.30pm – 7pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. Please let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

Central Pulse Media Opportunity - Pulse Training

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Thursday 12 May from 10am – 12.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. Please let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

Lift in defence and intent key for Pulse against Swifts

Less ebb and more flow will be key for the Central Pulse in their challenging ANZ Championship netball clash against the high-flying NSW Swifts in Sydney on Sunday... click to readmore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity - Pulse Training

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Friday 6th May from 4.30pm – 6.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at 4pm prior to the session at the venue or by phone. Please let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

Pulse keen to put the puff back in their sails

Putting the shine back into their performance sits top of the agenda for Central Pulse ahead of Sunday’s ANZ Championship netball clash against an ever-improving Mainland Tactix in Porirua... click to readmore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity - Pulse Training

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Thursday 28 April from 10am – 12.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. It would be appreciated if you could let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

Pulse braced for Steely welcome

Coach Tanya Dearns is anticipating another tight local derby when the Central Pulse meet the pace-setting Southern Steel in fourth round ANZ Championship netball action in Invercargill on Sunday. Early indications suggest the New Zealand Conference will be hotly contested, pundits already being thrown awry as the plucky new-look Pulse continue to test the waters... click here formore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Thursday 21 April from 10am – 12.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. It would be appreciated if you could let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

'How do we solve a problem like Maria?' Pulse ponder

Reducing the impact of her influential opposite is top of the priority list for Central Pulse captain Katrina Grant in Monday night’s ANZ Championship netball clash against Northern Mystics in Wellington.
Defender Grant and shooter Maria Tutaia have been friends and rivals since before high school level and the opposing captains are once again set to get up close and personal...click to read moremore

Central Pulse Media Opportunity

The Central Pulse will be training at ASB Sports Centre on Thursday 14th April from 10am – 12.30pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. It would be appreciated if you could let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287more

Steep learning curve for young Pulse shooter

Thrust into the limelight earlier than expected, teenaged Central Pulse shooter Maia Wilson isn’t about to rest on her laurels after delivering an eye-catching first round ANZ Championship netball debut. With the experienced Jodi Brown ruled out for the season through injury, the rookie had big shoes to fill...click to readmore

Central players make their mark in national secondary schools team

Netball Central Zone has continued its strong presence at age-group level with five players being named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) team. Antonia Hei Hei (Te Rito Manukura), Tiana Metuarau (Wellington East Girls’ College), Ainsleyana Puleiata (St Mary’s College), Renee Savai’inaea (St Mary’s College) and Briana Stephenson (Napier Girls’ High School) make up almost half the squad.more

Central Pulse Media Opportunity

The Central Pulse will be training at Te Rauparaha Arena on Thursday from 10am – 12pm and will be available to talk to the media afterwards at the venue or by phone. It would be appreciated if you could let Jane Hunt - Media & Communications Manager know interview requests in advance so those involved can be advised. Email jane_hunt@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 107 0287.more

Central squad for new National Netball League

Coach Yvette McCausland-Durie has no doubts about the talent assembled in her 13-strong Central Zone squad for the upcoming Beko National Netball League (NNL)made up of Sheridan Bignall, Karin Burger, Colleen Faleafaga, Rhiarna Ferris, Jermaine Howard-Vallance, Talia Hullena, Tiana Metuarau, Emma May Murray-Fifita, Kimiora Poi, Mila Reuelu-Buchanan, Api Taufa, Renee Te Riini, Te Amo Amaru-Tibblemore

Pulse put setbacks behind them ahead of season opener

Hard on the heels of a major setback, coach Tanya Dearns couldn’t be happier with how her Central Pulse team have prepared for their ANZ Championship netball opener in Wellington on Monday.
The Pulse kick off their 2016 trans-Tasman league campaign with a challenging first-up assignment against a well-credentialed Cold Power Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Monday 4th April at 7.40pm at TSB Arena.more

Brown out of Sydney shootout

A knee injury has sidelined veteran Central Pulse shooter Jodi Brown for the rest of the ANZ Championship Pre-Season Shootout netball tournament in Sydney. The former Silver Fern sustained the injury in the Pulse’s first match today against Mainland Tactix. Brown will return to New Zealand with the team on Monday where she will undergo further assessment of the injury... click to readmore

Time for Pulse to consolidate at pre-season shootout

The new-look Central Pulse will get a decent gauge of their capabilities when lining up in the condensed action-packed ANZ Championship Pre-Season Shootout netball tournament in Sydney this weekend - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016. Click to readmore

Pulse edge Mystics in tight pre-season clash

The Central Pulse took another step up in their preparation with a hard-fought 71-70 win in the pre-season ANZ Championship netball outing against SKYCITY Mystics in New Plymouth on Sunday. The Pulse have their last hit-out before the start of the season at the ANZ Championship Pre Season Shootout in Sydney on March 18-20.more

2016 Netball NZ AGM & Council Meeting presentation links

Thank you to all who attended the Netball New Zealand AGM and Council Meeting held on the 27th & 28th of February 2016 in Auckland. It was wonderful to see people from across the country come together to share ideas, network and hear more about projects for 2016. Please find links to access copies of presentations from the meeting...more

Pulse look to add some polish

The Central Pulse are keen to raise the performance bar in their second ANZ Championship netball pre-season outing, against SKYCITY Mystics, in New Plymouth on Sunday March 6, 2pm: Central Pulse vs Northern Mystics in New Plymouth. Tickets $12 for adults and $5 for children, via Ticket Master.more

Pulse return solid effort in first hit-out

A testing six-quarter workout left coach Tanya Dearns satisfied the Central Pulse are headed in the right direction five weeks out from the start of the ANZ Championship netball league... click to readmore

First pre-season outing for new-look Central Pulse

In what will be her shortest road trip of the season, coach Tanya Dearns will kick-start the Central Pulse ANZ Championship netball campaign from her back doorstep in Napier on Saturday. The new-look Pulse team will play at Pettigrew Green Arena in a pre-season outing against a seasoned Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic on Saturday 27th February 2pm. Tickets $12 for adults and $5 child via Ticket Directmore

Yvette McCausland-Durie to coach Central in new NNL

Yvette McCausland-Durie steps into the new coaching position following the recently-established National Netball League which has been specifically introduced to provide a level of competition that sits immediately below the ANZ Championship but is of a higher standard than the now discarded week-long national championships. Click here to read more...more

Welcome return to Taranaki for Central Pulse

Getting out and about in the netball community will have special significance for new recruit Kate Wells when the Central Pulse make a pre-season visit to New Plymouth on March 5-6. The Taranaki teenager is one of a number of new faces in the 2016 edition of the Pulse and gets the opportunity to return home for the first time to play in front of friends and family at trans-Tasman level... readmore

Van Dyk to take junior talent in hand

Irene van Dyk is poised to play a key role in helping shape future young talent through her new role as Junior Development Officer for the Netball Central Zone. In a job seemingly tailor-made for the former Silver Ferns shooting great and New Zealand’s most recognisable netballer, van Dyk is excited to be working on her home patch and combining her twin loves... click here to readmore

Pulse get together in Wellington

With arrivals from both ends of the country and others jetting in from Australia, the Central Pulse ANZ Championship netball team assembled in Wellington for the first time at the weekend... read on to find out moremore

Netball New Zealand Weekly Updates

Each Friday, Netball New Zealand distributes a Weekly Update, including documents such as tournament entry & position application forms, to regional managers and other people who administer and organise netball around New Zealand. Anyone can join the mailing list - to subscribe please click this news item to access the link.more

Netball Central Board adds to depth

Building on the momentum achieved in recent years, the Netball Central Zone Board has added to its depth of quality with the recent appointments of Owen Gibson and Graeme McCullough. Click this news item to read more...more

Netball NZ - Netball Brand Book

The digital version of the Netball Brand Book is free to download. Click this news item to access a download link.more
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JULY
2-7 – NNZ Super Club Tournament in Nelson
7th - Walking Netball final session 6.45pm ASBSC
7th - Men's Netball League starts at ASBSC (cancelled)
8th - England U19 game vs NWC U19 11.30am ASBSC
8th - England U19 game vs NWC U17 2.30pm ASBSC
8-16 - 2017 Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana
9th - WRCC Year 7&8 Rep Tournament entries close
9-11 - North Island U15 Champs in New Plymouth
10th - Zone Theory Exam 2 applications close
10-13 - NNZ U19 Age Group Championships at ASBSC
12&13 - Autumn Twilight grand final
15th - No Collegiate grade Winter competition games
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