Complimentary All Blacks Test tickets for snow-hit families

Fotopress     05 Jul 2006     Fotopress

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Canterbury Rugby Football Union have also offered discounted tickets to power company staff who worked under extreme weather conditions to get power restored to homes and businesses.

New Zealand Rugby Union Sponsorship and Marketing Manager Fraser Holland said the NZRU and CRFU wanted to show some goodwill to those families who had been hardest hit. One hundred free tickets will be offered to the families.

“It’s been tough for the mainly rural families who have been put under tremendous strain by the cold snap. We hope that this offer might bring a little cheer,” he said.

Canterbury RFU Chief Executive Hamish Riach said the CRFU had been liaising with the Timaru District Council, and CRFU staff will be contacting the lucky families over the next two days.

Mr Holland said the NZRU and CRFU had also offered 200 tickets at half price to power companies Orion, Alpine Energy and Electricity Ashburton to give to their workers who worked day and night to get power back on to thousands of homes.

“These guys have been doing the hard yards in the snow and freezing weather and can now have a well-deserved night off,” Mr Holland said.

Meanwhile, tickets for the All Blacks Test at Jade Stadium on Saturday are still available. Tickets can be purchased online at, by ringing 03 377 8899, or by visiting your local Ticketek outlet. The Test kicks off at 7.35pm.