BNZ Crusaders shout drought-affected farmers to the footy

While most rugby fans will be pleased to see a fine forecast for Saturday evening’s Super Rugby match against the BNZ Crusaders, North Canterbury farmers are continuing to battle one of the worst droughts the region has ever suffered.  One hundred of those farmers will get the chance to switch off from the constant worry of the drought for an evening though and instead enjoy a night out at the rugby.

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BNZ Crusaders to trial new headwear to support Wig Wednesday

Most rugby fans will be used to seeing some of the BNZ Crusaders team wearing traditional headgear when they take to the field, but next Wednesday the team will be sporting something a bit less practical but a lot more colourful – all in support of children with cancer.

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BNZ Crusaders hitting the regions to lend a hand

The BNZ Crusaders are seeking nominations for community projects and people who deserve a good turn in the Timaru, Ashburton, North Canterbury and Banks Peninsula regions.  The squad will head to these regions on 27 January and will be making themselves available to lend a hand to some good causes.

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Christchurch City Mission and Crusaders CANterbury Christmas

The BNZ Crusaders are teaming up with the Christchurch City Mission to bring some Christmas joy to those in need this year.  On Wednesday morning the BNZ Crusaders team will erect the marquee that will house over 600 people for Christmas dinner thanks to the Christchurch City Mission.

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Infor and the BNZ Crusaders pitch in for Habitat Hand-Up Chch

A new community is being built in Bromley thanks to Habitat for Humanity and corporate partner, Infor. Crusaders players and staff have joined with Infor employees in rolling up their sleeves over the past month and helping to build 11 new homes for Habitat Hand-up Christchurch.

The $7.6m project involves the construction of 21 homes to re-house families in need following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 which destroyed 20,000 homes. Habitat Hand-up Christchurch will see families housed in decent homes, eliminating the health issues faced in their current houses and putting them on the path to home ownership over a ten-year period.

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