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

Pack the Park rugby game heating up

28th August 2020

Planning for Pack the Park, an epic rugby game to thank the community for their support of the Southland Charity Hospital, is full steam ahead – despite the election. The Pack the Park rugby game The Pack the Park rugby game, set to be played as the curtain-raiser to the… Read more

Otago support boosts charity hospital

25th August 2020

Just over 12 months ago, Otago-based The Southern Trust national grants manager Steve Bennett contacted Melissa Vining, having followed her husband Blair’s journey with bowel cancer and mission to see better cancer care for New Zealanders in the media.  At the time, Blair was undergoing treatment and the charity hospital… Read more