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


Friendly invasion as Barmy Army bowl into Hamilton

The colour, passion and music of the ‘Barmy Army’ – England’s travelling cricket fans – will add a special vibrancy to Hamilton in coming days.

The Barmy Army travel around the world following the fortunes of English cricket and are known for their enthusiasm and humour. This week they’ll descend on the city’s Seddon Park cricket ground as their team seeks to square up the two-match Test series against New Zealand.

Just days after their thrilling victory over England in Mt Maunganui in the first Test, New Zealand’s Blackcaps resume battle against England on Friday in a match scheduled for five days.

Sean Murray, Hamilton City Council’s General Manager for Venues, Tourism and Major Events, says the Test adds yet another dimension to the already-strong reputation of Seddon Park as an international cricket venue.

“Having the Barmy Army in town is always something special, and it’s just part of Hamilton’s great summer of cricket on a pitch rated as one of the world’s best by influential cricket website espncricinfo.com,” Mr Murray says.

“Local fans will be keen to see whether the Blackcaps can claim a 2-0 win in the series this week against England, and they can look forward to seeing the White Ferns against South Africa, and the Blackcaps against India early in the New Year.

“Hosting some of the real heavyweights in international cricket, and their travelling supporters, will be a real boost for local businesses,” Mr Murray says.

There’s a favourable forecast for the opening days of the Test as the Blackcaps try to go one better than their 1-0 victory over England in their last Test series two summers ago.

Tickets are available from Ticketek. For more information on being part of the summer cricket action at Seddon Park, including internationals, Super Smash and the Plunket Shield go to seddonpark.com.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf


WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>


Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels