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

Stephen Donald, Carlos Spencer, Mils Muliaina, and more: Pack the Park squads revealed

2nd September 2020

The day has finally arrived: members of the squads set to play at Pack the Park 2020 have been revealed. Most of them, anyway. Among them? Celebrated names like Stephen Donald, Ma’a Nonu and more. To pay tribute to the community that has supported its cause – and to mark… Read more

‘Guess Who’ campaign launched

1st September 2020

The Southland Charity Hospital has launched its ‘Guess Who’ campaign on social media, to tease the players set to appear at Pack the Park 2020. To thank those who have supported its cause, the charity hospital will bring the event to Invercargill’s Rugby Park on 17 October. The game will… Read more

Graham Henry, Joseph Parker, Izzy Dagg to coach

31st August 2020

The player line-up is still a mystery. But with Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Graham Henry, heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker, and former All Blacks star Israel Dagg on the coaching bench, whoever makes the teams will be in good hands. The names getting behind the Southland Charity Hospital’s Pack… Read more