North East Valley's Evan Roberts will again co-coach the New Zealand development team for its transtasman series in Christchurch in March.
Robert van Royen
Former Otago Spirit and Pirates No 10 Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali has swapped the blue and gold of Otago for the red, black and white of Counties Manukau.
Kate Godfrey added three more gold medals to her haul as the Otago championships wrapped up at Moana Pool at the weekend.
Otago is just one win away from making its first one-day final since the 2008-09 season after beating the Northern Knights by three wickets in Queenstown on Saturday.
New Zealand faces two must-win games in the under-20 world championships (division three) at the Dunedin Ice Stadium this weekend.
Kou Kitahara (13) and Tame Govaerts (15) dominated their age-groups through the first three days of the Otago championships at Moana Pool.
Otagp has beaten Northern Districts comprehensively the past two times the teams have met, but that means little before today's minor semifinal, coach Dimitri Mascarenhas says.
Strong winds ruined much of the Canterbury rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha at the weekend, but there was enough time for a few Otago crews to record wins.
More than 3000 tickets have been sold for each of the one-day internationals at the University Oval on Friday and Sunday.
The puck drops on the world under-20 (division three) championships this afternoon when Mexico and China play at the Dunedin Ice Stadium.