The Black Sticks may not have brought back medals but they returned to New Zealand as winners.
The New Zealand women's hockey team will head into the Olympics realistic about their chances of progressing from the "pool of death" for a shot at a medal.
New Zealand women's hockey coach Mark Hager is searching for defensive improvements after they slumped to their second defeat.
The men's Blacksticks have arrived home from the Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia bearing their hard earned winnings.
The New Zealand men's hockey team, who were already through the final, have gone down to South Korea 1-0 in their last round-robin match in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.
The New Zealand women's hockey team have been beaten 3-1 by Germany in their last match of the Champions Trophy pool stage in Argentina.
The Blacksticks have recorded a disappointing 2-2 draw with Korea to sit winless at the 2012 Champions Trophy.
Schoolgirl Sam Harrison has been recalled to the New Zealand women's hockey team for the Champions Challenge tournament in South Africa.
Joel Baker and Arun Panchia have been selected for the Black Sticks squad for the Oceania Cup in Invercargill next week
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