Otago made a positive start to its national championship campaign with a 60-53 win over Waikato at the Lion Foundation Arena on Saturday night.
It was not always pretty but Otago coach Georgie Salter gave her side a tentative pass mark after its opening match in the national championship.
When a coach like Georgie Salter says she is not optimistic about Otago's chances in the national championship you have to take notice.
Former Silver Ferns captain Adine Wilson is undecided whether she will return to the sport after giving birth to her first child earlier this year.
Former Otago Rebels coach Janine Southby will not apply for the Southern Steel assistant coaching role but Southland coach Natalie Avellino will "most likely" put her name forward.
Christchurch's Villa Maria College overcame a brave effort from St Kevins College, of Oamaru, to win the South Island secondary schools netball tournament at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
Otago Boys High School is through to the semifinals of the Rankin Cup after thrashing Palmerston North Boys 5-1 in Napier yesterday.
Arguably, the humble sausage has played no small part in inspiring some of the country's best athletes.
If you ever needed an example of how one quality player can lift a sport, just look at what Marina Erakovic has done for tennis.
Big-hitting England cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas yesterday confirmed he will play for Otago in the State Shield and twenty/20 tournaments this season.
The Otago Daily Times continues its countdown to the world's greatest sports event. Today, Alistair McMurran talks to men's coxless four member Carl Meyer.
The Otago Daily Times continues its countdown to the world's greatest sports event. Today, synchronised swimmers Nina and Lisa Daniels talk with reporter Adrian Seconi about their Olympic dream.
Otago coach Georgie Salter knows what it takes to win at the elite level and believes her side has that potential.
Pirates coach Margaret McKenzie is confident her side has closed the gap on Alhambra-Union.
Dual basketball and cricket international Suzie Bates is Otago's golden girl but she is star-struck at the thought of rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in sport.
The Otago Nuggets will have to wait two more weeks before finding out whether they have a future in the National Basketball League.
Carisbrook-Dunedin vice-president Steve McCormick followed in his father's footsteps this week when he was made both a life member of his beloved club and the Dunedin Cricket Association.
Expect some tinkering and refinement rather than wholesales changes to the ANZ Championship next year.