Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Shark attack ahead at North Harbour Stadium


Shark attack ahead at North Harbour Stadium

The New Zealand Warriors face a 'Shark Attack' later this month at North Harbour Stadium when last year's NRL Grand-Finalist takes on Sydneysiders, the Cronulla Sharks in a pre-season encounter at Albany.

The local league side could have a 'shark' of its own if North Harbour favourite, Mark 'Sharky' Robinson appears on his home ground on February 22. Robinson, a former All Black and captain of the province's rugby side, is currently trialling at the Warriors with a view to switching codes permanently.

The Warriors will be playing its first game in 2003 on New Zealand turf against the Sharks, its 2002 semi-final victim, at North Harbour Stadium with kick-off at 5pm. The sides' respective development squads will clash in the second of two curtain raisers at 3pm. The first game of the day will feature local club side, the North Harbour Tigers, against Manurewa from 1.30pm.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $10 for adults and free for children aged 12 years and under if seated in the concourse or open stands. Deluxe seating (level 3) is only $15 and limited seating is available in the ASB Bank Lounge area on level two for $25. Tickets are available from Ticketek on (09) 307 5000 or www.ticketek.co.nz, or through any Mad Butcher outlet. Booking fees apply.

North Harbour Stadium general manager, Wayne Scurrah, is calling on Warriors fans from throughout the country to fill the Stadium to cheer on the team.

"The Warriors game is a fantastic opportunity for us to really get behind a champion side. We're all extremely proud of their achievements last season when they took on the Australians and showed they could foot it with the best. The bigger the crowd the better so we've heavily discounted the ticket prices making it an affordable and fun-filled day out for families," he says.

Access to and from the Stadium is now one of the best in the Auckland region.

"Travellers coming from both north and south can exit the motorway at the Oteha Valley Road turnoff and comfortably park their cars within metres of the Stadium entrance. There are 2000 on site parks with free parking available on the day," Mr Scurrah says.

For people coming north across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, shuttle buses have been arranged from Sky City starting at 3pm, at a cost of only $1 each way.

"Anyone taking a shuttle bus has the chance to kick for cash at half-time (of the Warriors-Sharks game). This requires people to kick the ball over the posts to be in to win $500 courtesy of sponsor Sky City," says Wayne Scurrah.

The North Harbour Stadium is also giving away free vouchers to schools throughout North Shore City and across the Auckland region to encourage children to come along to see the league action.

Schoolchildren and the general public are also invited to watch the Sharks train on Friday, February 21, from 9am until midday at North Harbour Stadium, the versatile venue dubbed the 'house of football'.

Margaret Miles, who chairs North Shore City Council's community services and parks committee, says she is looking forward to seeing the league games at North Harbour Stadium, where international matches have been held in the past.

"Our facility has proved itself as an ideal venue for all football codes - rugby, league and soccer - as well as cricket, rock concerts and even landscape opera.

"Three league matches in one day provides great entertainment and value for money at a great venue," says Councillor Miles.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news