A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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What would you like to see developed on a large area of former office buildings land on Wellington’s waterfront, which is to be opened up to new building developments and public spaces under a regeneration plan unveiled by CentrePort.
The plan outlines the company’s new vision for the earthquake-damaged port, which finalised a $667 million insurance payout in October last year for claims made following the 2016 Kaikōura quake.
CentrePort chief executive Derek Nind told key players at Wellington’s waterfront on Thursday the “medium-term” vision would drastically transform the area around Waterloo Quay, with public access to new low-rise buildings and green spaces.
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