Lower North Island regional news

Find out what's happening in the Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu & Whanganui Region.

Kia ora

As we move closer to Christmas, we are having our last meetings of the year, for a lot of our member committees. At the same time, we are also conducting the necessary planning for next year’s events.

We are sensing a real shift toward professional networking as a clear intent for our Groups.  All report that they can get a large amount of on-line, digital training at very competitive rates. What they can’t get easily are professional networks where they can share experiences, seek advice, build personal connections, resilience, and friendships.

Keep an eye for these events that assist in delivering this in the New Year:

In the Media:

I must comment about the Black Ferns as I know we are all so proud of them for achieving what they did but also the journey they took to get there. They were well beaten by England and France on their last northern tour, conceding 25 tries across four games as they racked up their four heaviest losses in their history.

A report delivered 179 days out from the opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, revealed they not only had competitive issues to address, but significant, historic, cultural, and structural problems.

On Saturday night their 34-31 win over England was an incredible accomplishment based on deep review and re-building a team, a culture and a game plan to win the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Huge Congratulations kia kaha, ka kite ano

Ngā mihi

Mike O'Leary

Lower North Island Regional Manager