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

 


Councillor to Make Coaching Calls

Councillor to Make Coaching Calls

9 OCTOBER 2012
For Immediate Release

Silver Ferns selector and Hamilton City Councillor Margaret Forsyth is confident her Waikato Celebrities team can net an historic victory in a charity netball match in Hamilton this weekend.

Councillor Forsyth, who played for the Silver Ferns between 1979 and 1987, coaches the Waikato Celebrities side for a fundraising charity match against a Parliamentary Netball team on Saturday, 13 October, at Hamilton Girls High School, to support Alzheimer’s Waikato.

The Waikato Celebrities team includes Waikato Regional Councillor Paula Southgate, alongside Anne Macindoe – wife of Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe – Creative Waikato Chief Executive Sarah Nathan and Waikato Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Sandra Perry. The Parliamentary Netball team includes Hamilton-based MP Sue Moroney and fellow Labour MP Louisa Wall, also a former Silver Fern. “This is a great cause, and it’s tremendous some of our local personalities have agreed to be part of the match to show their support,” says Councillor Forsyth. “It will be an exciting and fun match, and I expect there will be some sore bodies the next day.”

The netball match is part of a charity double-header, with a rugby fixture between the Parliamentary Rugby team and a Waikato Celebrities side scheduled for later the same day as a curtain-raiser to the Waikato vs Hawke’s Bay Ranfurly Shield challenge at the Council-owned Waikato Stadium.

The netball match begins at 11.30, with a gold coin entry, and spectators will have a chance to mingle with the players after the match. To watch the rugby clash, spectators will need a ticket for the Ranfurly Shield challenge.

An after-match function following the rugby clash will be held at Hamilton Old Boys clubrooms, next to Waikato Stadium, from 5.30pm. The after-match event will include a charity auction, from 7.30pm, with items to be auctioned including a gliding experience, weekends away in the Thames and Coromandel area, and a cruise on Lake Taupo.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries:
Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

If you’re not enrolled now, you need to hurry or you won’t be able to vote in this Saturday’s general election.

“Election day is almost here, and it’s your last chance to enrol,” says Murray Wicks, National Manager, Enrolment Services. “It’s not too late, but you need to do it right now.”

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On National’s Phantom Tax Cut Package

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! – while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news