Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


As Vodafone Warriors beat Knights Shine twice the winner

Media Release

Shine (Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday)

27 May 2013

As Vodafone Warriors beat Knights

Shine twice the winner


Last Sunday’s 28-12 victory of the Vodafone Warriors against the Knights has been touted as a remarkable comeback for the team which had been on a losing streak earlier in the season. As the Warriors and their fans cheered and savoured their triumph until the next game, none could be more happy and proud than the people whom the Warriors played for on that day, and only once a year – Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday (Shine) and all the Women In League.

Once a year, NRL celebrates Women in League -- all the wives, mums, female staff and other women who make the sport happen by supporting men who play it, as well as the women who play it. Last Sunday, the Warriors played in their pink jerseys in support of these women.

Once a year as well, one of the team’s charity partners, Shine, is invited to Mt Smart Stadium to raise funds in support of its services to stop domestic abuse before and during a Warriors’ game. Twenty Shine volunteers showed up to collect donations and sell raffle tickets. In support of Shine, the Game Day’s sponsor DTR donated $100 for each of the 28 points scored by the Warriors in their winning game. They also donated four big-ticket items that were auctioned in the corporate lounge for the benefit of Shine.

The Warriors donated a signed Women In League pink jersey as a prize for a draw from pledges made to Shine. Overall, the Game Day raised about $7000 for Shine and helped to spread Shine’s message to the crowd that domestic abuse is a huge problem and it’s not okay.

This was also the first year that the Vodafone Warriors hooked up with Shine as part of their annual Women In League celebration. Shine was the charity recipient of the Warrior Princess event held at SkyCity last Friday to celebrate Women in League, which raised more than $2500 from the women who attended.

There are more Warriors supporters who did not go home disappointed last Sunday. The adorable Shine choir composed of children from Wymondley Primary School (Otara) sang their hearts out to Cold Play’s “Fix You” before kick-off. This is the second time the choir have performed before a big game at Mt Smart Stadium and they have won the crowd’s hearts each time.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

    Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
    Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

    Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

    The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news