12 Apr 2011

New rugby executive named

6:45 am on 12 April 2011

A Ngati Porou man with a long family history in rugby has been appointed chief executive of both the Wellington Rugby Union and the Hurricanes.

James Te Puni, who holds a senior marketing position at New Zealand Post, will be the first Maori to head a super rugby franchise.

He told Waatea News that the Wellington union is in a good financial position and he hopes a turn around in the Hurricanes' on-field performance is not far away.