On tabloid gossip rumours, January 2013, in New Zealand is hockey’s Gemma Flynn.
On twitter young Gemma is “loving summer” in Tauranga.
Go kid. Love Gemma’s twitter pics. Kiwi Summer fun. :)
~Image: NZ Herald’s “gossip” page online. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.13~
“A gutsy New Zealand women’s hockey team have suffered the agony of a penalty shoot-out defeat to the Netherlands in their Olympic semi-final.
The Dutch twice had to come from behind to level at 2-2 and force the match into what turned out to a scoreless extra time in London’s Riverbank Arena on Wednesday.
They won the shoot-out 3-1, after New Zealand missed three of their first four attempts.”–TV3.
Heather du Plessis-A also reported tonight that already the black stick’s women’s hockey team has made history in NZ’s record of hockey teams. They’ve fast become the “Darlings of The Games” in the Kiwi sports village of athletes.
Congratulations to The Netherlands for making the final. And to our darlings of NZ sports at the games, the black sticks women’s hockey team, go hard and good luck for the bronze! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~
Rikki Swannell of NewsTalkZB reported today: “The New Zealand women’s hockey team has fallen to its first loss of the London Games, beaten 2-1 by Argentina in pool play.
Rikki Swannell says they gave themselves a chance with a late goal to Charlotte Harrison, but conceding in the opening few minutes and turning over as much ball as did was too costly.
The Black Sticks scrapped and fought to stay in the match, playing with tenacity in the second half, but didn’t convert the chances that came their way.
Swannell says while it’s a first loss for New Zealand, they’re still well in this tournament, but needing a step up to beat the big guns.”
Eye on the ball. Strategy.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.8.12~
[Photo caption: Black Sticks players Anita Punt, Cathryn Finlayson, Charlotte Harrison and Samantha Harrison are ready for their close up. Ye-ah! Photo: Peter Meecham - Fairfax Media, courtesy of Stuff]
In Olympics hockey sports news, Cathryn Finlayson of the Black Sticks Women’s hockey team struck the win against Australia. Final score 1-zero to New Zealand.
Canoe Slalom: Tauranga’s Mike Dawson advances to the semi-final @ Lee Valley. Cycling: Linda Villumsen -18th place in the 140km road race. Equestrian: Mark Todd to lie third overall on 39.10 points in dressage. Andrew Nicholson is 21st on 45.00 points. Caroline Powell on Lenamore - 52.2o penalty points to sit tied for 43rd. Football: Chris Wood: Olywhites 1-1 with Egypt at Old Trafford. Rowing – Lightweight double scullers: Storm Uru and Peter Taylor finish second in their heat to make the semi-final. Woot! Julia Edward and Louise Ayling are third in their fast heat and must contest Tuesday’s repechage. Sailing: Finn sailor Dan Slater lies seventh at racing in Weymouth. Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner sit 13th. Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt win one and lose one. Swimming: Lauren Boyle is off the pace in the 400m freestyle final, swimming a much slower time than the NZ record she posted in qualifying to finish eighth. Swimming: Backstroker Gareth Kean last in 100m semi-final. Qualifying 14th. Daniel Bell finished 30th with shoulder injury. Matthew Stanley doesn’t qualitfy in the 200m freestyle semi-finals, although recorded the 18th fastest heat time. Who doesn’t love Melissa Ingram in the pool too? Tennis: Marina Erakovic‘s had rain delays against Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak.
Good luck to our Kiwi athletes. And thanks TVNZ for keeping us up with the play.
More Cathryn Finlayson news at The Hindu. Best morning news reporting: Pippa Wetzell. She’s got the smarts and the Te Reo friendly excellence all going on too. Too much Kiwi Model Citizen-ness fierce onscreen all humbly disguised and downplayed, as Te News! Love it. :)
Good luck to our Stormy Taylor peoples!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.7.12~
While high profile Maori leaders like Sir Eddie Drurie and also their own people, are battling to export their water products to the world from specific water sources (and fix their leaky taps situation), Charlotte Harrison and Sam Harrison are prepping for an Olympics show down.
The stunning Northland family of top athletes are Olympics fit for the New Zealand’s Black Sticks hockey team.
Sign us all up for the Harrison fan club of the Ngapuhi Iwi Maori tribe of NZ. And go Te Taitokerau and Kiwi athletes in London 2012 representing Aotearoa New Zealand with their fun team.
Harrison smart water on the hockey field? That would work in the USA.
The Harrisons are from Te Tai Tokerau Northland, their waka is Ngatokimatawhaorua. Their home is the birthplace of a nation, the place where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Good ambassadors are these girls of that. Good luck! :)
News reel, Te Karere News team. Photo: The Black Sticks Women’s Hockey Team 2012, Photosport.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.7.12~
A good interview this morning on local TV was beautician and star hockey player bombshell, Charlotte Harrison on the Good Morning Show. The show’s promo blurb says: Two of New Zealand’s young Olympic hopefuls, Black Stick hockey team’s Charlotte Harrison and decathlete Brent Newdick, are in the studio to talk about their sports, their dreams and the nervous wait.
Go represent! Good luck. Click on pic to view video.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
Michael Burgess writes, “It wasn’t the win they were after but New Zealand’s Black Sticks hockey team has opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a creditable 2-2 draw with hosts Argentina in Rosario.” Read on.
In other men’s hockey news it has to be said that in New Zealand hockey players like, young Dwayne Rowsell, 20 (pictured left), are bred pretty tough. Made to last the tough knocks of top level sport.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.1.12~
After what seems like a million rugby years, being 100% committed and married to a rugby football for Canterbury and New Zealand, global sporting star, Daniel Carter, finally threw himself and his mates a stag do in Queenstown. Drinking ended at 8am.
Yes! Apparently Daniel is preparing to walk down the aisle with long time friend, black sticks hockey alum, Honor Dyllon. Honor has a very Jackie O look to her.
The last big wedding we had in the sports world was for the Vodafone Warriors rugby league’s squad. Everyone in New Zealand loves sports stars wedding photos.
For all of the latest, check out the NZ Herald today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa