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New Zealand and London 2023

For four years we have been working towards a once in a lifetime fundraising opportunity built around our prestigious Rugby For Life Events and the high profile of rugby in the UK with the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

What makes our events truly unique is the way we seamlessly integrate New Zealand’s finest food, beverage, and hosting excellence with rugby and community excellence. Through showcasing our local products and people of excellence, we bring attention to the industries and talents of our people and communities. But what really sets us apart is the emphasis on relationships and fun. Our events aren’t just about putting on a show; they’re about building connections between people from all walks of life over shared experiences.

This will be a charity event like no other you have attended and the perfect event to wow your staff or clients, so buy a table or ticket now and be a part of history, it’s an experience you won’t forget!


1 September 2023, 12pm - 5pm

Long Lunch - Whangārei

Join us at the Northland Rugby Clubrooms at Pohe Island for a unique long lunch event and game day celebration of RFL at the Taniwha’s vs Hawkes Bay home game.

  • A multi-course food journey with local wines matched to perfection hosted by Anton Haggh, Duke of Marlborough.
  • Expert panel discussions with amazing legends such as Sir Graham Lowe, Ross Blackman, and other rugby and sporting legends.
  • We have fantastic auction items plus our popular Dining and Accommodation Raffles will be back.
  • Additional options for your group to join us at Semenoff Stadium to continue our celebrations of Rugby For Life at the RFL Sponsored Taniwha home game.

WHERE: NRU Clubrooms, NRU Headquarters, Pohe Island, Riverside Drive

WHEN: 1 September 2023, Long Lunch 12pm - 5pm.

PRICE: $275 each | Table of 10: $2,750 | Tickets to the Game $75 each (excl GST)

Home Game 7.05pm Kick Off (Semenoff Stadium)



Whangarei Long Lunch Highlights

Our Master of Ceremonies will be running Chatham House rules for our expert panel discussions as we deep diving into the current state of sport in New Zealand and the importance of sport as a connector for business and a community.


2023 NZ Fundraising Event Series Booking Form