Magic veteran keen to add new tricks
Press Release November 21, 2013
The underdogís tag will sit just fine with veteran defender Leana de Bruin when a new era unfolds for Kia Magic in next yearís ANZ Championship netball competition.
With a new coaching staff of Australian Julie Fitzgerald and former Silver Fern Margaret Forsyth... Continue...
Young Kia Magic talent making a mark
Press Release November 20, 2013
Kia Magicís budding young netball talent continues to gain recognition after exciting shooting prospect Malia Paseka was named as a training partner for the Silver Ferns tour to the UK in January.
Highly regarded by Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu, Paseka,19, i... Continue...
KIA Magic memberships on sale
Heading into an exciting programme with a new-look team and coaching personnel, KIA Magic memberships featuring seven home games spread across three venues are now on sale for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season.
The only New Zealand side to have won the trans-Tasman trophy in the six years ... Continue...
Manu ready to embrace Kia Magic opportunity
Press Release November 6, 2013
Netball is once again the sport of choice for talented defender Bessie Manu, unexpected recognition from out of the blue relaunching her ANZ Championship career with Kia Magic.
Having played in the trans-Tasman competition since its inception, starting with the... Continue...
Rookie Sinclair ready for next step with Kia Magic
Press Release October 30, 2013
Rising teenaged talent Samantha Sinclair is a young woman in a hurry as she prepares to discard her school uniform for life as a semi-professional netballer with Kia Magic.
Sinclair, 18, has chalked up an enviable list of netball achievements during her time at... Continue...
Forsyth relishing Kia Magic challenge
Press Release October 16, 2013
Margaret Forsythís appointment as Kia Magic assistant coach has handed the former Silver Fern her biggest career challenge yet as she makes the leap into the semi-professional ranks of netballís ANZ Championship.
Best remembered for her exploits as a player, For... Continue...
Kia Magic sign two defenders to complete roster
Press Release September 29, 2013
The signings of defenders Katherine Coffin and Bessie Manu have completed Kia Magicís playing roster for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season.
Taken by surprise with her inclusion, Coffin, 23, the niece of former Silver Fern Jenny-May Coffin, will have a... Continue...
Teenage talent joins Kia Magic
Press Release September 17, 2013
Kia Magic have bolstered their roster for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season with the addition of exciting teenage talent Jamie-Lee Price and Malia Paseka.
Defender Price, a student at Mt Albert Grammar School, made her debut with Kia Magic this year whi... Continue...
Rasmussen and Trip sign with Kia Magic
Press Release September 12, 2013
The opportunity to operate in a new environment with an Australian coach has lured valuable utility attacker Grace Rasmussen to Kia Magic for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season.
Kia Magic have also signed rangy defender Jo Trip, a former New Zealand unde... Continue...
Kia Magic retain Halpenny, gain a Silver Fern
Press Release August 26, 2013
Kia Magic have retained the services of shooter Ellen Halpenny for a further two years while also signing new midcourt recruit Courtney Tairi for the 2014 ANZ Championship netball season.
Excited by her progress this year after moving north from the Tactix, Hal... Continue...
Kopua re-signs with Kia Magic
Press Release August 21, 2013
Kia Magic will retain its potent defensive presence in the 2014 ANZ Championship netball competition after securing the prized signature of Casey Kopua today.
Resisting offers to move elsewhere, the Silver Ferns captain has cemented her loyalty to her home reg... Continue...
England international to line up with Kia Magic
Press Release August 15, 2013
England international Jo Harten is relishing the opportunity to ply her trade with Kia Magic in the 2014 ANZ Championship netball competiton after two seasons with the Christchurch-based Tactix.
The 1.88m shooter is poised to take the next step in her career, ble... Continue...
De Bruin re-signs with Kia Magic
Press Release August 14, 2013
The prospect of helping Kia Magic through a rebuilding phase has prompted experienced defender Leana de Bruin to re-commit to the ANZ Championship netball side for another two years.
De Bruin rejoined Kia Magic in 2012 after a stint with Southern Steel, the oppor... Continue...
2014 ANZ Championship draw
Kia Magic will open the 2014 ANZ Championship season when they meet the Tactix in Christchurch on March 1.
The seventh season of the trans-Tasman competition will start three weeks earlier to ensure the regular season can be completed before the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the Grand Fina... Continue...
KIA Magic Assistant Coach Appointment
The Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Forsyth as Kia Magic assistant coach.
Forsyth brings a lifetime of experience in netball to the role as a former outstanding national and international representative, a current Silver Ferns selector, as wel... Continue...
KIA Magic coach appointed
Press Release July 5, 2013
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Netball Zone is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Fitzgerald to the role of Kia Magic head coach.
Fitzgerald has signed a two year contract through to the end of the 2015 ANZ Championship season.
Waikato Bay of Plenty Netball... Continue...
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Well travelled Taurua nearing the end of her journey
Press Release July 3, 2013
Success has featured prominently but it wonít be Noeline Tauruaís enduring memory when her time with the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic netball community finally comes to an end.
With the defending champions exiting in disappointing fashion in last weekís minor semi-fi... Continue...
Magic outclassed by Firebirds
Noeline Tauruaís time with Kia Magic ended on a disappointing note when her team bowed out to a superior Queensland Firebirds 53-50 in the Minor Semi-Final in Hamilton on Sunday.
Finishing fourth in the regular season, Firebirds were superior across the court against the third-placed Kia Magic as... Continue...
Kia Magic need to rise to another level, says captain
Press Release June 27, 2013
Bouyed by their latest thrilling outing, captain Laura Langman knows Kia Magic will need to find another gear for Sundayís ANZ Championship netball minor semi-final against Queensland Firebirds in Hamilton.
Itís make-or-break time for this pair, who come into the ... Continue...
Kia Magic secure home semi with gripping final outing
Needing to win by a substantial margin, Kia Magic pulled off the unlikely with an enthralling 68-40 win over the Northern Mystics in Tauranga on Monday.
In a fitting outcome for departing coach Noeline Taurua, in her last outing in her home city, the rearguard second half Kia Magic revival secure... Continue...
Adding the polish key for Kia Magic
Press Release June 20, 2013
With plenty riding on the outcome, quality of performance is the sole focus for Kia Magic in their ANZ Championship netball rematch with Northern Mystics in Tauranga on Monday.
Kia Magic occupy fourth spot on the table but will have a much clearer picture of what ... Continue...
Kia Magic a step closer with win over Vixens
Defending champions Kia Magic took a decisive step towards the finals series with a tenacious 56-51 win over the Melbourne Vixens in Hamilton on Sunday.
In a rematch of last yearís grand final, the fourth-placed Kia Magic again got the upper hand in the all-important clash against the third-place... Continue...
Kia Magic ready for heavyweight showdown
Press Release June 13, 2013
Coach Noeline Taurua is confident Kia Magic will rebound strongly from a sub-standard dress rehearsal for Sundayís key ANZ Championship netball clash with Melbourne Vixens in Hamilton.
With the regular season nearing a tense conclusion, fourth-placed Kia Magic were... Continue...
Kia Magic fend off spirited Mystics challenge
Kia Magic survived a strong challenge before subduing a gallant Northern Mystics 60-50 in Auckland on Monday.
Kia Magic had to wait until the final quarter before quelling a determined and committed Mystics, who came out all guns blazing and with nothing to lose. There was plenty more at stake fo... Continue...
Kia Magic ready for Mystics backlash
Press Release June 6, 2013
Winning crunch games has become synonymous with Kia Magic and itís a familiar setting for their ANZ Championship netball outing against Northern Mystics in Auckland on Monday.
Back-to-back wins against Queensland Firebirds and Southern Steel have kept the defending ... Continue...
Strong second half gets Magic home
Kia Magic cleared a major hurdle in the race to the play-offs with a battling 58-52 win over the Southern Steel in Rotorua on Sunday.
The win cemented fourth spot on the table for Kia Magic while also reversing the seven-goal loss suffered at the hands of the Steel two weeks ago, the southerners ... Continue...
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Kia Magic in tune for Steel rematch
Press Release May 30, 2013
Resurgent late season form has Kia Magic in buoyant mode ahead of their ANZ Championship netball rematch with Southern Steel in Rotorua on Sunday.
A gutsy three-goal extra time away win over Queensland Firebirds has rejuvenated the defending champions campaign headi... Continue...
Extra time thriller for Kia Magic
Defending champions Kia Magic needed extra time before pulling off a thrilling 65-62 win over the in-form Queensland Firebirds on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
With their season on the line, Kia Magic produced their best form at the right time in an intense and exciting contest, fortunes ebbing and f... Continue...
End of an era, Kia Magic coach calls time
Press Release May 23, 2013
Kia Magic head coach Noeline Taurua is set to end her long and frutiful tenure with the Waikato/Bay of Plenty netball team at the end of August.
Under Tauruaís stewardship, Kia Magic has produced an enviable record of being the only team to make the semi-finals ever... Continue...
Kia Magic lose out to impressive Steel
Kia Magicís hopes of defending their ANZ Championship title have nosedived after losing 65-58 to an impressive Southern Steel in Invercargill on Saturday.
The result ensured Steel leapfrogged Kia Magic into fourth place as the southerners recorded their fourth straight win in a row for the first ... Continue...
Kia Magic look to keep shifting in the right direction
Press Release May 16, 2013
Captain Laura Langman is hoping a momentum shift and quick turnaround will work in Kia Magicís favour for Saturdayís all-important ANZ Championship netball contest against Southern Steel in Invercargill.
With both teams equal on points, Kia Magic have a tenuous hold... Continue...
Storming finish gets Kia Magic home against Pulse
Kia Magic were forced to dig deep before repelling a spirited Central Pulse 53-49 in Hamilton on Monday.
The home team showed plenty of character to come from behind with a forceful second half to gain their revenge against Pulse who prevailed in the first showdown by a solitary goal two weeks ag... Continue...
Kia Magic spirits high for Pulse rematch
Press Release May 9, 2013
Back-to-back losses have not dented Kia Magic coach Noeline Tauruaís faith ahead of her teamís important ANZ Championship netball rematch with Central Pulse in Hamilton on Monday.
With the season at a critical stage and clinging to fourth spot on the table courtesy o... Continue...
Magic rolled by impressive Thunderbirds
Over-run 45-33 by a rampant Adelaide Thunderbirds highlights plenty of soul-searching ahead for Kia Magic who slumped to their second successive defeat in Adelaide on Monday.
There was also the worrying sign for Kia Magic of shooting great Irene van Dyk seeing out the match from the bench. A forg... Continue...
Back to basics for Kia Magic
Press Release May 2, 2013
Polishing up on the basics has been a key focus for Kia Magic ahead of their ANZ Championship netball showdown against the table-topping Thunderbirds in Adelaide on Monday.
A tense one-goal loss to Central Pulse in the latest outing, their second of the season, has l... Continue...
Magic come up short against Pulse
In a game where fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout, Kia Magic were pipped 53-52 by a fast-finishing Central Pulse in Wellington on Sunday.
Kia Magic had their opportunities to stake a claim but at times lacked fluency on attack and composure in the heat of battle, the Pulse showing they have le... Continue...
Kia Magic defender ready to raise the bar
Press Release April 25, 2013
Struggling to hit her own high expectations, Kia Magic defender Leana de Bruin is looking to change all that in Sundayís ANZ Championship netball showdown against Central Pulse in Wellington.
A proven performer under pressure, the Silver Ferns defensive rock is r... Continue...
Kia Magic return to winning ways
Veteran shooter Irene van Dyk was back to her efficient best as Kia Magic posted a comprehensive 65-45 win over Canterbury Tactix in Tauranga on Monday.
Having to cool their heels for two weeks since going down to West Coast Fever in their last outing, Kia Magic couldnít wait to make amends. Rest... Continue...
Mental focus key for Kia Magic
Press Release April 18, 2013
Attitude will be as important as fitness when Kia Magic front for their return ANZ Championship netball match-up against Canterbury Tactix in Tauranga on Monday.
Kia Magic have had a couple of weeks to lick their wounds after their 14-game winning run was snapped ... Continue...
Timely break for Kia Magic
Press Release April 11, 2013
Coach Noeline Taurua has welcomed the timing of Kia Magicís bye this weekend after a reality check and an eventful few days since their latest ANZ Championship netball outing.
West Coast Fever produced the upset of the season to snap Kia Magicís 14-game winning ... Continue...
Fever break Kia Magicís winning streak
Kia Magic struggled to contain a physical West Coast Fever, the Perth based team showing their rising prospects for the second straight week when upsetting the defending champions 57-51 on Sunday.
In a completely dominant performance, Fever broke Kia Magicís unbeaten 14-game streak while also reg... Continue...
Injury blow for Kia Magic
Press Release April 5, 2013
Injury has ruled midcourter Jess Tuki out of contention for Kia Magicís ANZ Championship netball clash against West Coast Fever in Perth on Sunday.
A heavy fall during training yesterday (Thursday) resulted in Tuki fracturing a small bone in her elbow.
Now spor... Continue...
Challenging road trip for Kia Magic
Press Release April 3, 2012
Aware of the pitfalls, Kia Magic coach Noeline Taurua has set out to cover all bases in preparation for Sundayís ANZ Championship netball showdown with West Coast Fever in Perth.
Many teams have fallen foul on the back of the long road trip to the competitonís most... Continue...
Commanding win for Magic
Kia Magic stunned the NSW Swifts with a commanding 61-35 win at ASB Baypark Arena in Tauranga on Sunday.
In a complete performance with captain Laura Langman leading from the front, Kia Magic introduced a variety of combinations, each slotting in seamlessly as the defending champions dominated th... Continue...
Options aplenty for Kia Magic coach
Press Release March 27, 2013
Rewarding players for their off-season efforts has strengthened Kia Magic coach Noeline Tauruaís selection hand for Sundayís ANZ Championship netball clash against NSW Swifts in Tauranga.
Able to field two different attacking lines in the first-round win against C... Continue...
Dominant opener for Magic
Defending champions Kia Magic made a seamless start to their 2013 campaign with a comprehensive 69-46 win over the Canterbury Tactix in Nelson on Sunday.
It was an emphatic statement from Kia Magic, who reversed their traditional trend of being slow starters as they look to set new standards for ... Continue...
No looking back for Kia Magic
Press Release March 21, 2013
There will be no looking back for Kia Magic when they open their 2013 ANZ Championship netball campaign against Canterbury Tactix in Nelson, on Sunday.
Last yearís fairytale run to the trans-Tasman title, the first by a New Zealand team, has largely been forgotte... Continue...
Magic prepped for pre-season hit-outs
Press Release February 19, 2013
Attitude and skill execution will be key targets for Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic when they put their form to the test in three ANZ Championship pre-season warm-up netball games this week.
The defending champions meet the Northern Mystics in Auckland tomorrow (W... Continue...
Casey ties the knot
A whoís who of New Zealand netball were on hand to watch Kia Magic stalwart Casey Williams exchange vows with her partner of two years lawyer Terry Kopua in December.
``It was a beautiful wedding,íí Kia Magic coach Noeline Taurua said.
``I have known Casey since she was 16 and it was quite sentime... Continue...
Encouraging start for Kia Magic
With her full team assembling for the first time in early January, Kia Magic coach Noeline Taurua couldnít have been happier with the outcome.
``I was very pleased with the conditioning work all of them had done over the break and that includes our Silver Ferns players coming off a tough internatio... Continue...
Lucky break for rookie shooter
Missing out on the Auckland NPC team has proved a blessing in disguise for Kia Magic newcomer Kendra Falefitu.
Gaining a lifeline with Bay of Plenty Gold at the national championships, shooter Falefitu made the most of her opportunities, eventually being chosen with fellow Auckland teenagers Nadia ... Continue...
Watts back for more Magic
After a breakthrough season with the Magic in 2012, Australian import Khao Watts is delighted to be back for a second campaign.
Last year the South Australian rookie, who paid her own way to attend Magicís final pre-selection trial, continued to blossom after being thrust into the challenging wing ... Continue...