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Sir Wayne Shelford, of Auckland, KNZM for services to rugby and the community

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Sir Wayne Shelford, of Auckland, KNZM for services to rugby and the community

Sir Wayne Shelford, of Auckland, KNZM for services to rugby and the community
Sir Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford is recognised for his time with the All Blacks as a player from 1985 and Captain from 1987 to 1990, where he is credited for bringing the mana back to the All Black haka and leading a record-setting 14 consecutive test victories as Captain. Sir Wayne has given freely and tirelessly back to the community through numerous charitable works, most notably through men’s health. He is a committed ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. His numerous fundraising activities include golf tournaments, ‘Pedals4Prostate’, ‘Shear4Life’, keynote speaking and charitable auctions, such as for the Child Cancer Foundation. He was involved with the Ministry of Health’s ‘Life Keeper Suicide Prevention’ programme and ‘Waimarie – Whatever it takes’ community housing for the disabled. He recently became involved with ‘Te Kiwi Māia’, a charitable trust involved in offering respite care for emergency first responders. He is a member of the Northern Region Lion Foundation Grants Committee. He is on the Executive of the Auckland RSA and Patron of the Passchendaele Society. He is President of Northshore Rugby Club, having been involved for more than 40 years as player, captain and coach. He is Patron of New Zealand Navy Rugby, New Zealand Defence Force Rugby and of Māori education programme ‘Te Reo Tuatahi’, supporting Te Reo Māori in mainstream schools. Sir Wayne is well regarded for his standing and mana within Aotearoa and within Te Ao Māori.

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