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A couple of interesting stories

I WOULD like to draw your attention to two stories I wrote for Whitireia Journalism School’s news website NewsWire.

The first is a feature profile about legendary rugby photographer Peter Bush, who has been covering rugby matches since 1949:

IT WAS the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Peter Bush’s picture shows the All Blacks and Ulster walking onto the field while armed soldiers and sharpshooters surround the stadium, after a threat to kill a player from either side was made.

Nothing eventuated, but later a bomb warning went out and Bush was escorted to a nearby pub and told to wait. CLICK HERE to read more.

The second is a feature about Maori rugby and what New Zealand’s national pastime means to Maori people and what is beng done to raise the profile of their unique brand:

MORE workshops, training camps and tournaments for Maori rugby players and coaches.

These are initiatives Wellington Maori Rugby is considering to increase Maori involvement in the game, says its deputy chairperson Rick Whatarau (Ngati Kahungunu).

They are looking to work with the New Zealand Rugby Union or local iwi, but plans have not been finalised. CLICK HERE to read more.

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