Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 


Parly Ferns to defend Diggeress Cup against Parliamentarians

Louisa Wall
Louisa Wall

MP for Manurewa

MEDIA STATEMENT
14 March 2017

Parly Ferns to defend Diggeress Cup against Australian Parliamentarians

The New Zealand Parliamentary Netball team will this week host politicians from the Australian Federal Parliament and New South Wales State Parliament in Wellington for the annual Diggeress Cup competition.

“The Parly Ferns have successfully won the Diggeress Cup in the last two tournaments against the Australian Federal Parliament and NSW State Parliament teams. We have been training hard and are ready to defend the title for the third time,” says Co-captain Louisa Wall.

The first Diggeress Cup tournament was played during the Netball World Cup in Sydney in October 2015, and the second tournament was in Sydney in October 2016.

“The matches against Australian counterparts are a great opportunity to further develop our inter-parliamentary relationships,” says Ms Wall.

The Diggeress Cup was created to mark WW100 commemorations in 2015, and to symbolize the important relationship between our two countries. The Cup is played for by the two Trans-Tasman nations at least once every Parliamentary Term.

The NZ Parliamentary Netball team frequently plays matches around New Zealand with the aim of raising awareness and support for local charities.

“The match this Friday will raise funds for the Tania Dalton Foundation. The Foundation was recently created as a charitable foundation to honour and remember Tania, and act in support of sports training and development for underprivileged children. We are honoured to be able to lend our support to it,” Ms Wall says.

The matches between the Parly Ferns, Australian Federal Parliament and NSW State Parliament will be held at 10.30amon Friday 17 March at the ASB Sport Centre in Wellington. Media and supporters are welcome to attend.

New Zealand MPs playing in this week’s tournament:

Louisa Wall (Captain)
Poto Williams
Maureen Pugh
Ria Bond
Carmel Sepuloni


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

HiveMind Public Engagement Report: NZers Want Stronger Action On Sugar

Over December 2016 and January 2017, Scoop hosted a trial community engagement exercise on the issue of Sugar and Public Health on our new HiveMind platform... Most promising was the fact that there was much agreement from across a wide range of participants from different backgrounds and perspectives on potential solutions to some of the accepted public health challenges we face around sugar. More>>

ALSO:

Branko Marcetic: Land Of The Long White Egalitarian Myth

New Zealand has earned its reputation. Its quality of life is consistently ranked among the highest in the world... New Zealanders themselves report extreme satisfaction with their lives. All of these accolades cover up another truth, however: New Zealand hasn’t been a social-democratic paradise for a long time now. More>>

Alastair Thompson: The Role Of A Free Press In Defending & Fostering Democracy

The arrival of Trump is a wake-up call – not just to the Anglosphere and the developed world - but to our entire planet: Democracy, it turns out, is much more fragile than we thought. More>>

OPENING THE ELECTION:

Related:

Lyndon Hood Satire: In Which My Computer Develops A Bug

When I arrived at the office this morning I found a message typed on my computer. It was poorly capitalised and punctuated – as if it had, for example, been written by a very determined medium-sized insect flinging itself against the keys one by one... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news