December 15, 2016
Palmer picked for rugby board
Former Black Fern turned academic Farah Palmer has become the first woman on the board of New Zealand Rugby.
She was elected as the Maori representative, replacing the long-serving Wayne Peters who retired because of ill health.
Labour associate spokesperson for sport and recreation Louisa Wall says it’s a huge achievement for her, the game and women everywhere.
She says Dr Palmer will be a strong voice advocating Maori rugby and for the interests of women on the board of our most important sporting organisation.
One in seven rugby players are women, highlighting a need for far greater representation of women in governance positions across the game.