The Wellington Rugby Football Union has terminated Losi Filipo's contract. Filipo withdrew himself from the Wellington Lions 2016 Mitre 10 Cup squad recently. The Wellington Rugby Football Union says they hope Filipio's departure will go some way toward easing the victims' pain.
The annual 'Ngā Pū Kōrero o Āpōpō' speech competition is getting its own slot. The national competition final which has been traditionally held during the annual national conference of the Māori Women's Welfare League (MWWL) will now be held a day ahead.