Taieri Tuataras gained their first win of the season in premier men's club play on Saturday, putting on a solid second-half performance to beat Southland.
Some things have changed while others have stayed the same since Tina Bell-Kake last wielded a hockey stick in Dunedin.
In what was perhaps a surprise, the challenge shield match was a thrilling 2-2 draw in the premier men's competition on Saturday.
City Highlanders bounced back after losing the shield last week to comfortably shrug off the Southern under-18 side on Saturday, winning 4-0.
The Black Sticks women will defend their title at the Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey, after edging the United States.
The Vantage Black Sticks have proven too strong for USA, winning their third round clash 3-2 at the Vantage Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey on Monday night.
The University derby was played in the premier men's grade on Saturday. Uni A Blue Whales notched up their second big win in two weeks, winning 9-2 over their clubmates Uni B Black Panthers.
University A White Huskies got their first win of the season in women's premier grade on Saturday, as a strong defensive performance got them over the line against a spirited Southern under-18 team.
Mark Greenfield thinks he has done a good job when he is not noticed.
The Black Sticks women powered back from a two-goal deficit to beat the United States 3-2 in Rangiora yesterday.
Momona controlled the game, running out 3-1 winner, but the Southland Barbarians showed they will be more than competitive in the women's premier competition this season.
In the first game of the opening round for the premier men's competition, a late Nathan Gilbert strike gave Albany a 1-0 win over defending champion Kings United.
The club hockey season starts today, with plenty of sides in contention.
The 2017 Dunedin club hockey season gets under way today after the pre-season Toast Cup tournament was played last weekend.
The New Zealand men's hockey team have drawn 2-2 with Pakistan in the second test at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington.
Otago Hockey general manager Rachel Minton-Smith is moving on after more than three years in the role.
Black Sticks men's head coach Darren Smith has named a young team to play Pakistan in Wellington and Wairarapa.
Mark Kake's first job is to get around the regions and find out what everyone needs.
Zoe Mathewson (8) and Kate McLean (8), of Macandrew Bay School, played hockey at the Sport Otago Have a Go Day at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
Former New Zealand international and Otago representative Darren Smith has been named coach of the Black Sticks men.