NZ Curling Championships
Brett Sargon's stone about to be swept by Kenny Thomson and Phil Dowling. Photo © Rob Potter / NZCA

11 Jul 2016 – Teams Peter de Boer and Chelsea Farley went undefeated through the competition to secure the gold medals at the 2016 NZ Curling Championships last weekend.

In the Women’s final, Chelsea Farley, Thivya Jeyaranjan Tessa Farley and Eleanor Adviento had a 10-2 win over Jessica Smith, Holly Thompson, Waverley Taylor and Bridget Becker.

Peter de Boer, Brett Sargon, Kenny Thomson and Phil Dowling – all current or former NZ representatives – beat the under-21 side of Matthew Neilson, Simon Neilson, Ben Smith and Dylan Boulton-Voice 7-3 in the Men's final.

Read more: Perfect records secure NZ Championships

Team Hamish Walker
Team Walker in the opening round. Photo © Liz Matthews / NZCA

22 Jul 2016 – Simon and Matthew Neilson won their third New Zealand Under-21 Championship title in Dunedin last weekend.

They combined with Ben Smith and Josh Whyte for a 2-1 win in the best of three final series against Hamish Walker, Hunter Walker, Bailey Dowling and Luke Holden.

Jessica Smith, Holly Thompson and Eloise Pointon had their second consecutive national title, combining with Courtney Smith to win the Junior Women's gold medal.

Read more: Third Junior title for Neilson brothers

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World Mixed Championship venue, the Sport Palace in Kazan, Russia. Photo © WCF

1 Aug 2016 – New Zealand's Curling selectors have confirmed the national sides to compete at the World Mixed and the World Junior B Curling Championships in Europe during the coming international season.

Brett Sargon, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Kieran Ford and Emily Whelan will represent New Zealand at the 2016 World Mixed event in Kazan, Russia in mid-October. Whelan replaces Eleanor Adviento from the winning side at this year's NZ Championship, with the latter being unavailable because of University exams.

Read more: Teams confirmed for Europe

2016 NZ Mixed Doubles champions Bridget and Scott Becker
2016 NZ Mixed Doubles champions Bridget and Scott Becker. Photo © Ian Ford / NZCA

14 Aug 2016 – The final of the New Zealand Mixed Doubles Championship in Naseby this weekend was fought out between two pairs of local siblings, and in the end it was experience that won the day.

Bridget and Scott Becker scored a dramatic last shot 9-8 win over the junior pairing of Jessica and Ben Smith to retain the title they won last year.

Read more: Last-stone win in NZ Mixed Doubles

2016 NZ Senior Mens champions
2016 NZ Senior Mens champions L-R: Dan Mustapic, Hans Frauenlob, Lorne DePape, Iain Craig. Photo © Gillian Craig

18 Sep 2016 – Dan Mustapic, Hans Frauenlob, Lorne DePape and Iain Craig won their third successive NZ Senior Men's Curling Championship this weekend after going through the tournament undefeated.

They were on form from the outset, with their 5 point winning margin in their first game being their closest of the round robin.

Five Men's teams lined up at the start of the event. The Women's championship was uncontested this year.

Read more: Three-peat for NZ Senior Men's champions

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New Zealand v Sweden in the playoff round of 16. Photo © WCF / Alina Androsova

22 Oct 2016 – New Zealand's reward for earning the last qualifying spot in the playoffs at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia was a knockout game against top qualifiers Sweden.

Brett Sargon, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Kieran Ford and Emily Whelan took their one with hammer and stole the second before Sweden replied with a double in the third end. The Kiwis then took the initiative, gaining their reward when they forced an error from the Swedes to score three rather than taking a safer option for two. NZ then led 5-2 at the fourth end break.

Read more: Kiwis push Sweden in World Mixed playoffs
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