WHEN THE NEW ZEALAND SILVER FERNS WON THE CONSTELLATION CUP WITH THE AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS 2012 – NETBALL NEWS
Sports News: The New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team, blew a 12 goal lead against the Australian Diamonds team to win the Constellation Cup by one point in the second match of the series. They took care of business. Highlights can be viewed here. Fantastic. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~
Live Blogging The News:
New Zealand observed as a nation the massacre of innocents at the movies in Aurora, Denver Co. for 11 minutes this evening. Mr Peter Williams, Bernadine Oliver-Kirby, Jenny May-Coffin and Karen Olsen bring the news.
6.00pm: Kate Lynch recalled how James Holmes had died his hair red, released two green canisters in the movie theater, before shooting with four weapons unsuspecting movie goers. He had purchased ammunition from three separate stores like a nutter. His apartment such a booby trap, a robot is needed by police to seize James porn collection in a Kim Dotcom styled Nazi raid authorized (apparently) by Joe Biden. No. But kinda. Wearing a “spidey saves the day – like a boss” tee shirt, witness David Casper piped up on cam to give his account for cameras too.
In serious aspects of the massacre, 50 people are in hospital. 11 still critical. 12 dead. The 5’11 Holmes, was said to be a quiet soccer player, University student. Ray Kelly, Marissa Randazo and Kaitlyn Fonzi, Alex and Tom Sulliven all commented to cam. Chris Ramos talked of surviving the experience, wishing for a moment of “washing away the fear, the dirt and the blood on their skin, okay?”
A young brotha who needs to enrol in NASA asap as he’s so smart, who helped people in the theater was described as a reluctant hero. “I don’t want to say hero,” he denies. “I was in the wrong place at the right time. The wrong place as I had to deal with the situation. The right time, as I was there to help the family.” Well said. (more…)
“As a sports star brought from afar, she has kissed New Zealand ’til the sun went down.”
She is the sports star whose just always been there delivering in her place. I left NZ to live in the USA for five years. So much had changed at the hokinga mai (returning), yet there was this star, unchanging in her performance and ability to excel on a netball court.
Quite a trip.
Through heartache, pressure and in competitive environments she makes her team smile in demonstrating the art of Kiwi teamwork in sport.
Her mum passed away of cancer in South Africa, recently – yet she stilled played for her team and has a final match to go.
Here’s what she gifted a nation with her words of courage:
“You don’t know how strong you are until you get into a certain situation. My team is my comfort zone. It was short term goals that got me through. Getting through those games without falling apart was a relief.”
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She is a gift to Aotearoa New Zealand from South Africa. Her spirit is so beautiful in this moment. The true stuff real groovy stars are made of!
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Thank you South Africa for Irene van Dyk. & Happy 94th Birthday, Nelson Mandela and family. May Peace reign. :)
[Irene appears in my great grandma's hometown of Te Awamutu with legendary sports coach Noeline Taurua and team pal, Laura Langman. Reporting by Kimberly Downes. Good Luck! … Extra netball news: Toni Street interview.
Pics: TVNZ, Google Images, New Idea.
~Posted by Horiwodoblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.7.12~
In a very exciting game of netball: The Bay of Plenty Magic beat the Northern Mystics 57-48 in extra time at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland, to book their spot in the grand final across the Tasman against the Melbourne Vixens on Sunday afternoon.
After losing their first four games of the season, the Magic have now won 11 in a row to make it to their third grand final, and now have the chance to win their first title.
More at the leap.
[Laura Langman of Bay of Plenty Magic - Photo: Peter Meecham/fairfax NZ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~
The Northern Mystics team sprung the win against Waikato/ BOP Magic team in netball sporting news this weekend.
Mystics 47. Magic 41.
[Photo caption - Laura Langman (Magic) with the ball. Photo / Getty Images].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.4.12~