Get wiggy with the Child Cancer Foundation this Wig Wednesday the 19th of June!
Last year’s Wig Wednesday raised over $100,000 for the foundation which provides personalised support for hundreds of Kiwi kids and their families every year. This year, we hope to make Wig Wednesday even bigger and better so that we can continue to provide this essential support.
All you need to do is register your school, business or community group, wear a wig (borrowed, made or bought) and make a donation on the 19th. For more information, you can view our website here or just register directly here.
Kia ora neighbours, experience an interactive digital walk-through of KiwiRail’s new Kaiwharawhara ferry terminal precinct at our community drop-in – Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay, 13 July, 12.30pm – 3pm.
Check out the concept designs for the new terminal and the bigger, hybrid-electric Interisland ferries we’re having custom-built. Work will start shortly on the terminal redevelopment, ready for the arrival of the new ferries from 2025.
The Interislander journey across Te Moana o Raukawakawa (Cook Strait) is one of the most spectacular in the world and we’re creating a customer experience to match.
Come and kōrero with the team working on this awesome project. We’d love to see you there.
The Kaiwharawhara Wellington Ferry Precinct Redevelopment team
No, rugby did not die due to the Covid pandemic and the complexity and stop-start outcomes of its rules.
At the weekend the AB-Ire, SA- Wales and Aust-Eng internationals attracted 150,000 spectators collectively and add in the other 5 international matches at the weekend just past, and the spectators added up to over a quarter of a million.
And those watching through tv etc were in their millions and millions.
The record for the most spectators at a rugby match is 120,000 and every continent other that Antarctica (where rugby of a sought has been played at Scott Base) an international match has seen at least 60,000 people present.
Of course I am still recovering from the euphoria of the ABs on Saturday evening at Eden Park swamping the Irish who may just have been favourite to win the contest. And we had Hurricanes-flavoured players Ardie Savea, Beauden Barrett and Jordie Barrett absolutely star for the triumphant men in black.
The question is: will Savea be given the title of the best rugby player on the planet for 2022?
I wouldn't be changing a single player from the ABs starting 15 for the second test against the Irish even though three Covid struck members of the playing squad may be available again and Dalton Papalii is back to full fitness.
And not to be sports bias, I watched the Warriors go from horribly terrible to heroes in front of 26,000 people in Auckland earlier today in winning their first match of the last eight in the Australian league competition, in a welcome home after nearly 3 years stuck across the Tasman.