New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reprimands All Blacks players for not self-isolating

All Blacks star Richie Mo’unga has issued an apology after he was one of five players filmed associating and passing a ball at a Christchurch park on Monday. It was a clear breach of New Zealand’s strict isolation measures, under which households must stay within their “bubble” and observe social distancing from others.

All Blacks stars say sorry after rogue training in lockdown

“As I arrived I [talked] to the boys from afar, asking how they were and got ready for my running session. As I had finished one of my running sessions, the ball had been kicked over and instinctively I went and picked the ball up and threw it back to them.

Memory Lane: Taking a ‘plague spot’ and creating the heart of Palmerston North

Councillor and musician Maurice Cohen congratulated the men who’d “put this matter into shape,” but added it was a scandal it had been left so late. The council now had revenue from the racecourse. Surely it could find the £150 or £200 a year for The Square?