New Zealand Age Group Championships were held in Wellington from the 15th - 18th July at ASB Sports Centre.  The competition was the first National showing for teams under the new Zone Structure and also the debut of the Under 23 grade.  Netball Central Zone teams performed well in both the Under 19 and Under 23 grades with Wellington Under 19 coming agonisingly close to taking out the title - going down to Auckland 1 33-32 in the final.

The Haier Pulse home draw for the 2014 ANZ Championship has a distinct regional feel, with games in Napier and Palmerston North, two at Wellington’s TSB Arena and two more at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, the home of the Haier Pulse.

The Haier Pulse have agreed terms with the world’s most capped international player, Irene van Dyk, as they continue to build their squad for the 2014 ANZ Championship.

Haier Pulse Head Coach Robyn Broughton will be returning to the franchise for the 2014 ANZ Championship, eager to build on her two successful years at the helm.

The Netball New Zealand Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary Poole as the organisation's new Chief Executive.

Poole was the stand-out candidate from a number of strong applicants and replaces long-standing Chief Executive Raelene Castle.

Netball Central Zone has appointed experienced project director Libby Carson to the role of interim Chief Executive as the search gets underway for a permanent replacement for Chris Hooper, who resigned last week for personal reasons.

Entries are now open for the New World Netball Volunteer Awards 2013 which are designed to recognise the efforts volunteers make in their various Netball Centres throughout New Zealand. New World has partnered with Netball New Zealand again to celebrate the success of the most dedicated netball volunteers by awarding them with national honours. Without the hard work of hundreds of volunteers at Zones, centres and clubs, Netball in New Zealand would not be the success it is today.

Netball Central Zone CEO Chris Hooper will be leaving the organisation on 30 August, after resigning from his position for personal reasons.