(Other University events)
19 July 2011 to 18 October 2011
Programme of University rugby events
Interfaculty rugby final
Saturday 8 October 2011, 3pm, Colin Maiden Park, 71 Merton Road, St Johns.
Watch the final of the University’s annual student rugby tournament, which sees all faculties contest for the chance to win the Sir Wilson Whineray Trophy.
1987 former All Black team fundraising dinner
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 6.30pm, Ellerslie Racing Club, Greenlane, Auckland.
Enjoy an evening featuring a live panel discussion with Sir Brian Lochore, Sean Fitzpatrick, Grant Fox and David Kirk. All proceeds going to the John Drake Memorial Scholarship.
Winning the Away Game - how to prosper in international business
Tuesday 18 October 2011, 6.30pm, Fisher & Paykel Auditorium, 12 Grafton Road.
The University of Auckland Business School is bringing together an accomplished group of international leaders from the sports and business arenas for a high impact event, focused on what’s needed for New Zealand companies to be world champions. Chaired by international branding guru and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide CEO Kevin Roberts, and UABS Honorary Professor of Innovation and Creativity, Winning The Away Game will feature five seven minute presentations followed by a panel discussion including Dr Kerry Spackman, neuroscientist and author of “The Winners Bible”, Professor George Foster, international expert on high growth global companies and sports management, and Dr Farah Palmer, former captain of the Black Ferns and lecturer at Massey University.
Winter Lecture Series: New Zealand’s Rugby World. A series of six weekly lectures starting 19 July.
One of the world’s largest sporting events comes to New Zealand in September 2011 with the Rugby World Cup and much of the focus before and during the Cup will be on Auckland. Whether we love or hate rugby, it will be impossible to ignore the game during this period. No other sport has the status of 'unofficial religion' in New Zealand and no other sport has been so exhaustively agonised over by the people of New Zealand. This moment of intense popular focus on rugby provides us with a unique opportunity to critically engage with what is, grudgingly or otherwise, recognised to be our 'national game'.
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