Regional rugby

  • Regional rugby

    The passion and parochialism of provincial rugby has helped give the game a special place in New Zealand’s social and sporting history. Read brief histories, highlights and quirky facts about each of New Zealand's 26 regional rugby teams.

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  • Page 4 - Northland rugbyHistory and highlights of rugby in the Northland

Residential suburb of Wellington, separated from Kelburn by a steep gully. The area was farmed until 1900, when it was subdivided for housing. It remained quite isolated until 1929, when trams reached the Northland shops.

Meaning of place name
Named in honour of Thomas Uchter Caulfield, Viscount Northland (1882-1915), eldest son of the 5th Earl of Ranfurly who was Governor of NZ 1897-1904. Viscount Northland was Aide de Camp to his father 1903-4. He was killed during the First World War in 1915.