Courting Comparison

New Zealand netball is the “main ‘girl’s game'” and has a “‘World Championships’ that only Australia and New Zealand can realistically win,” writes Frank Shanly in a profile about the sport in Indiana daily newspaper The Bluffton News Banner. “But then again, how many countries get to even contest ‘World Series’ baseball?” “Netball is very similar to basketball, with the main obvious differences being that you can’t move with the ball, and you only get one point for each basket – or is that a ‘net’? In netball, if someone passes you the ball, you have to stop moving immediately and pass it on to someone else. None of this ‘dribbling’ stuff!” New Zealand’s national league competition, the 2009 ANZ Championships, begin in April. The next Netball World Championship will be held in Singapore in 2011.


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Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Multiple New Zealand champion and World Rally Championship (WRC) winner Geraldine-born Hayden Paddon (pictured left), 35, and 18-year-old co-driver Jared Hudson (right), from Christchurch, won this year’s Get Connected Rali Ceredigion,…