Rā whānau

Happy birthday to everyone who enjoyed birthdays in February. Alan Russell, Gary Lange, Aaron Tainui, Hamiria Hutana , Annabelle Lee-Harris, Rititia Read, Nora McQuarrie, Mahana Coulston, Tyson Hutana, Nadia Tainui and Jackie Curtain.

Rugby achievements

A special congratulations to Troy Tauwhare, son of John and Mavis Tauwhare of Hokitika. In addition to being a West Coast Heartland Rugby representative, Troy was rewarded for his sparkling form in 2013, by being selected for the Crusader Knights trial and camp at Lincoln University in February.

Tauwhare was selected for the New Zealand Heartland XV last year and now has the opportunity to look at the Crusaders methods and their professional standards of play.

The trial brings the best young talent together within the Crusaders franchise, along with Crusaders wider training group players and NZ under 20 trialists. If selected, Tauwhare will play matches against the Blues, Hurricanes and Highlanders development sides throughout February and March.

“Wishing you all the very best Troy, with your promising sporting career, we all know how hard you have training give it your best, you have our support e hoa, ka mau te wehi.”

Rugby success for Troy Tauwhare.

Rugby success for Troy Tauwhare.