Bonnie Jansen is a Multimedia Journalist working with Newstalk ZB, the Herald and Herald Sport teams.
I’ve always wanted to be a sports journalist – I grew up playing sport and am very passionate about telling great sporting yarns. I came to this fantastic career through an unusual pathway - I studied a Bachelor of Communications majoring in radio before working as a brand manager with Hauraki and the Alternative Commentary Collective. From there I entered the Te Rito cadetship scheme, which gave me the opportunity to throw myself into sports writing and broadcasting.
'Our own worst enemies': How Black Ferns can build from French defeat
The Black Ferns gutted in their own performance against a classy French side.
Black Ferns prepare for French World Cup revenge in WXV 1 opener
'France are definitely here to let us know just how close that World Cup semifinal was.'
Need a modern, central stay in Brisbane? This hotel could be your answer
Every hotel stay deserves river views and gourmet breakfasts.
Paralympian Cameron Leslie helps launch campaign to change disability narrative
Leslie hopes to normalise impairment and what is possible.
'Feels like a bad scam': Fans left waiting months for hundreds worth of Fifa refunds
Months after the end of the tournament, fans are still waiting on resale refunds.
Tribulations to triumph: Western Springs AFC striker speaks out on turbulent season
'Quitting football altogether was a thought in my mind – which is never a nice thing.'
Football Ferns suffer heavy defeat to Chile, World Cup hero red carded
It went from bad to worse in the Football Fern's first match post-World Cup
Football Ferns ready for next challenge post World Cup
'It’s time to give ourselves some grace and to be patient,' captain Ali Riley says
Manurewa returns to National League for first time in 30 years
The qualification is a big win for the South Auckland community.
'Do something great': How Black Ferns are taking inspiration from Warriors
"If we can draw something out of the Warriors to get us motivated, we certainly will."
All aboard the Wahs Express! Fans catch special flight to finals game
The sold-out charter flight was hosted by Warriors legend Awen Guttenbeil.
Exclusive: Meet Joy Neville, the sole female official at the 2023 Rugby World Cup
The Irish referee says it's a massive honou to be the first female at the men's tournament
Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková says potent attack is long-term goal
Goal-scoring stats are middling in the Football Ferns camp.
'The future is bright for this group': Olé Academy back on track
The academy has bounced back after a mass staff and player exodus in 2021.
'Grossly disappointed': NZ Football weighs in about club football assault
New Zealand Football has confirmed police are involved following the incident.
Australia just does this sport better than NZ: hosting fans
Commonwealth Games, The Bledisloe Cup, Olympics... Australia know how to do sport.
'Very disappointing': Noeline Taurua slams England for naming B-team
It comes as Peta Toeava's Silver Ferns omission has been put down to fitness again.
The wonderful world of Women's Football: The best leagues/players to watch now
The clubs and leagues to watch to follow the World Cup's breakout stars.
Lionesses not good enough for Spanish giants, says coach
It's back-to-back World Cup silver medals for the astute Lionesses coach.
Crowds build in Sydney: All you need to know for England v Spain World Cup final
All the details about match favourites and players to watch.
Fifa Women's World Cup 2023: FC Barcelona will be the real champions on the night
FC Barcelona could field a starting XI of players in tonight's World Cup final.
'Very empty': The defining moment that broke Swedish hearts
Sweden will play in yet another World Cup consolation match.
All you need to know for Spain-Sweden at Eden Park
All the details for tonight's semifinal between Spain and Sweden.
Women’s World Cup: Which of the final four teams should Kiwis support?
Four teams remain and this year the tournament will have a new champion.
'A stressful time': Kiwi tennis star's racquets lost in transit on eve of ATP tournaments
The Kiwi is in a race against time to retrieve his gear before his next tournament.
All you need to know for Japan-Sweden at Eden Park
All the details for tonight's quarter-final between Japan and Sweden.
'Scratching our heads': Water issue leaves top Kiwi triathletes vomiting hours after race
Triathlon NZ wants answers after high E. coli levels found in swimming water.
American fans persevere with costly trips despite US exit
More than 20,000 Americans booked trips to New Zealand for the event.
'Pressure is a privilege': US block out critics after rocky World Cup start
The World No 1 don't doubt their ability to still go deep into the tournament.
'Short term pain for long term gain': What the Women's World Cup meant to Kiwi football clubs
Clubs say what it means to host world-class teams and have mega upgrades in the process.
Phoenix sign player currently suspended for homophobic slur
The signing comes just weeks after Fin Conchie made the comments in the Wellington league.
How the USA are preparing for the Netherlands in highly anticipated World Cup clash
The world number-one USA and ninth-ranked Netherlands have plenty of history.
Highs and lows of a home World Cup: Black Ferns' message to Football Ferns
The Black Ferns know all too well the added pressure that comes with a home World Cup.
'Tough pill to swallow': Offside decision that cost New Zealand dearly
CJ Bott is gutted with the offside ruling that saw her team lose to the Philippines
Klimkova blames Football Ferns' loss on poor execution
"We were fighting to the end, but it was not enough.”
Sky Sport calls in Kiwi talent for Ferns games after criticism
Sky Sport used Fifa commentary for New Zealand's opening match.
How Football Ferns can advance to next round today
The win over Norway was impressive, but how can New Zealand achieve more
Football Ferns captain Ali Riley goes viral as 'straight, gay icon'
TikTokkers have picked up on Riley's unique way to protest against Fifa edict.
Capital gains: Ferns star ready for World Cup 'homecoming'
CJ Bott is the only Wellingtonian in the current New Zealand roster.
Expect more goals: USA won't go easy on Vietnam in World Cup clash
United States coach Vlatko Andonovski says his side isn’t taking anything for granted.
90 minutes of historic football - How the Ferns felt inside it
Post-match the players explained how it felt inside the cauldron of Eden Park.
Coach's faith in Football Ferns match-winner pays off
Head coach Jitka Klimkova is over the moon after her teams victory.
Fifa Women’s World Cup opening game to go ahead, Fan Festival to remain shut
It follows this morning's fatal shooting in the Auckland CBD.
From MAGS to the big stage: Football Ferns school mates taking on the world
They were part of the Mount Albert Grammar dynasty, winning multiple school trophies.
Bonnie Jansen: Why the Women's World Cup is so important for young girls
OPINION: Use this World Cup as an opportunity to see the beautiful game up really close.
World Cup star gets emotional over teammate's retirement
The US defender teared up in Auckland, at a pre-World Cup media press conference