All for the Cause

15th October 2020

They’ll arrive this weekend in various states of disrepair. Some will be a bit thicker around the midriff, others will be hobbling. A few may have a grey hair or seven, or the odd piece of plastic where a joint used to be. They’ll disembark from cars and planes and… Read more

Introducing board member Chris Menzies

14th September 2020

Lawyer Chris Menzies was a perfect choice when it came to seeking out people to play a governance role following the formation of the Southland Charity Hospital Trust. Hailing from the same rugby club as cancer care advocate Blair Vining, Midlands, and a personal friend of the Vining family –… Read more

Invercargill girls set to shave hair in bid to support cancer care in the south

13th September 2020

Rosa and Kenzie from St John’s Girls School in Invercargill are doing what seems – to some – unthinkable. “People keep saying we’re brave. But we’re just doing it for a good cause,” Rosa says. This 25 September, the two Year Eight students are set to shave off their hair,… Read more

Want to be our official Shouty Squad?

11th September 2020

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to be our Shouty Squad? This is your chance to show the people of Southland and Otago – and some of New Zealand’s favourite rugby players – you’ve got the biggest dose of community spirit in the south. Rugby heroes Anton Lienert-Brown and Damian… Read more

Donation advances hospital fundraising

10th September 2020

Donation advances hospital fundraising  For Advance Agriculture, donating $10,000 to the Southland Charity Hospital was a pretty straightforward decision.   “It’s just a great cause,” commercial director Iain Wilson says.   “Any one of us could have to use it one day, and it really hit home as far as that goes. It’s good… Read more

Assistant coach Chris Cairns says Pack the Park ‘least we can do’

4th September 2020

Team captain turned head coach turned assistant, Chris Cairns, has spoken out about his role in Pack the Park. Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham ‘Ted’ Henry, heavyweight boxing champ Joseph Parker, and former All Black backfielder Israel Dagg were announced as coaches for the event. Dagg and Parker will… Read more