All Blacks scoop prizes at the International Rugby Awards
Yesterday he helped the All Blacks claim the world cup. Today, Nehe Milner-Skudder won the breakthrough player award at the International Rugby Awards in England. The recognition comes after a meteoric rise in 2015 where he's gone from being a provincial rugby player to world champion. Julian 'The Bus' Savea was awarded best try in the tournament while Dan Carter was awarded the Player of the Year trophy. Unfortunately, Stephen Hansen was not awarded Coach of the Year, the award instead going to the Wallabies coach.
Portia Woodman wins Women's Sevens Player of the Year Award
The All Blacks weren't the only ones to score at the International Rugby Awards with Ngāpuhi's Portia Woodman scooping women's sevens player of the year. Having made history by scoring 52 tries this season, the champion winger earned the world title ahead of three other finalists, including her sevens team mate, Sarah Goss. Woodman heads home to press for a spot in the NZ team heading to the first tournament of the women's Sevens series in Dubai next month.
Kiwis struggle in match against England
Kiwis have been given a big reality check in the first test against England at hull this morning. New Zealand scored the opening two tries, but from there on, it was all one-way traffic to England with four unanswered tries. The final score was 26 – 12. The second test of the three-match series is at London’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday morning.
Financial literacy key to breaking poverty
Financial literacy is the key towards breaking the poverty cycle. That's the belief of a South Auckland marae who are offering tuition on understanding money management. It's the first step towards a vision of building a community in South Auckland with that has good understanding of finance.
Te Wharekura o Ruatoki honour their people, Tūhoe leader and beloved koroua, Tiwi Black
Te Mana Kuratahi - a day of excitement for kura tuatahi that will be performing this week - however, for one kura the passing of a significant koroua has left them dedicating their performance to not only him but the many who have passed away from the heart of Tūhoe, Ruatoki this year. Tiwi Black one of Tūhoe's esteemed leaders and was known for leading the much looked forward celebration by all Tūhoe, the Tūhoe Festival. He is currently at Ohotu Marae in Ruatoki.