New Zealand Rugby is the governing body of rugby union in New Zealand. It was founded in 1892 as the New Zealand Rugby Football Union, 12 years after the first provincial unions in New Zealand. In 1949 it became an affiliate to the International Rugby Football Board, now known as World Rugby, the governing body of rugby union for the world, it dropped the word "Football" from its name in 2006. The brand name New Zealand Rugby was adopted in 2013, it is an incorporated society with the name New Zealand Rugby Union Incorporated. The organisation's main objectives, as displayed in the NZR Constitution, are to promote and develop rugby throughout New Zealand. NZR Headquarters are located in New Zealand, with an office in Auckland. New Zealand Rugby has a staff of 90 people based in Wellington and Auckland but working in locations all around New Zealand. NZR was governed by a committee of delegates from the provincial unions until replaced in 1894 by a seven-member Wellington-based management committee.
Administrative responsibilities were held by honorary secretaries, secretaries, from 1907. This was expanded 43 years to create two entities, the ruling NZRU Council and an executive committee. In 1986, three geographical zones were formed to elect the members of the ruling council, the executive committee was replaced by an administration committee. Since 1990, the NZRU has been managed by a CEO. In 1996, the NZRU's ruling council was replaced by an expanded board to include independent members and an elected Maori representative. In 2015, the geographical zones were abolished so that vacant elective seats on the board could be contested by nominees from any provincial union in New Zealand without restriction on place of residence. New Zealand Rugby's Patron fills an honorary role as the figurehead for the organisation; the position of Patron is vacant following the death of Sir Brian Lochore in August 2019. The President and Vice President are the Union's two officers who represent New Zealand Rugby at functions and events.
Unlike the Patron, the President and Vice President may attend board meetings of New Zealand Rugby, although they are not entitled to vote on board matters. The President and Vice President are elected for two years each; the current President is Bill Osborne and the current Vice President is Max Spence. The Board is charged with setting strategy and policy for the New Zealand Rugby Union, is responsible for the decisions and actions of NZRU management and staff. Many of the decisions concerning New Zealand's national teams, domestic competitions, financial management and rugby traditions are made by the Board; as of September 2018, the Board has nine members: three independent members. Any provincial union in New Zealand may nominate candidates for vacant elective positions. Nominations are passed to an Appointments and Remuneration Committee which recommends two candidates per vacancy, to be voted on by delegates at the Annual General Meeting; the Maori representative is automatically appointed as New Zealand Rugby's representative on and Chairman of the New Zealand Maori Rugby Board.
The independent board members must be independent of any provincial union and are not nominated for the role. Instead, independent members must apply for the position and are selected on the basis of their professional qualifications and experience by a committee from the Board of New Zealand Rugby. New Zealand Rugby's management and staff reports to an executive team headed by the Chief Executive Officer; this team includes various managers for all aspects of New Zealand Rugby ranging from community and provincial rugby to the All Blacks teams. The Chief Executive Officer, working with the Board, is responsible for the establishment of the vision and strategy for the organisation, acts as the key link between the Board and the staff; the CEO is responsible for the administrative and operational aspects of New Zealand Rugby. The current CEO is Mark Robinson; the New Zealand Rugby Union was formed in 1892 to administer the game of rugby union at the national level. At that time, the national union was known as the New Zealand Rugby Football Union or NZRFU.
The name was shortened in 2006 with the removal of the word "Football". The brand name New Zealand Rugby was adopted in 2013 for "everyday" use because it was seen as less "stuffy" and the word "Union" had some negative connotations; the first rugby match to be played in New Zealand took place in Nelson in May 1870, between Nelson College and Nelson Football Club. The game spread and in September 1875 the first interprovincial match took place in Dunedin, between Auckland Clubs and Dunedin Clubs. In 1879, the first provincial unions were formed in Wellington. On Saturday 16 April 1892, in a meeting held in Wellington, the New Zealand Rugby Union was formed. Inaugural members were the provincial unions of Auckland, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough, South Canterbury, Waiararapa and Wellington. At the time, three major South Island provincial unions – Canterbury and Southland – resisted the central authority of the NZRU. In 1893, the NZRU formally adopted the black jersey as the national playing strip and selected the first NZRU-sanctioned national team, for a tour of Australia.
However, the earlier New Zealand team selected to tour New South Wales in 1884 is recognised as a New Zeala
Some Blues is an album by jazz pianist Jay McShann recorded in 1990 and 1992 and released on the Chiaroscuro label in 1993. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow noted "Four different sessions featuring pianist Jay McShann are on this enjoyable CD... All of the sessions are quite fun and are filled by colorful solos... Overall, this is a difficult program not to love". All compositions by Jay McShann except where noted "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" – 4:46 "Gee, Ain't I Good to You" – 3:50 "Rompin' at Rudy's" – 4:37 "Sweet Lorraine" – 5:16 "Daddling" – 4:36 "Preaching Blues" – 5:08 "Ho House Blues" – 6:43 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" – 5:11 "Don't You Love Your Daddy No More" – 5:31 "Hey Hootie!" – 5:48 "The Jumpin' Blues" – 4:12 "I Want a Little Girl" – 6:23 Jazzspeak – 13:26Recorded on February 2, 1990 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, on August 8, 1992 at Rainbow Studio, Norway, on September 16, 1992 at Soundtracks, New York City and unknown date for track 13, an interview with the questions edited out Jay McShann - piano, vocals Clark Terry – trumpet, vocals Al Grey – trombone Major Holley - bass, vocals Bill Crow, Milt Hinton - bass Bobby Durham, Ben Riley - drums
Jeremy Howe is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League. He played for the Melbourne Football Club from 2011 to 2015. From Dodges Ferry in the Southern Football League, Howe represented Tasmania at the 2009 AFL National Under 18 Championships, but was not selected in the 2009 AFL Draft; the fourth-year electrical apprentice subsequently moved to Tasmanian Football League side Hobart for the 2010 season. A full-forward, Howe made an immediate impact for the Tigers, becoming well known for his bleached blonde hair and high-flying marks. A player with impressive kicking skills and a big leap, Howe was recruited by Melbourne with the 33rd selection in the 2010 AFL Draft, his spectacular marking has drawn comparison with fellow Tasmanian and former Melbourne high-flyer, Russell Robertson. Howe made his debut against Essendon in Round 11 of the 2011 AFL season. Gathering 19 disposals in an impressive debut, Howe kicked his first AFL goal with a "miraculous snap" in the third quarter, helping Melbourne to a 33-point victory.
Howe is known for his crowd pleasing marks that light up the stadium. In 2012 he won the Mark of the Year award, an award for which he has had an league record 35 career nominations. In October 2015, Howe was traded to the Collingwood Football Club. Howe is the cousin of Tasmanian cricketer Matthew Wade. Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season Jeremy Howe's profile on the official website of the Collingwood Football Club Jeremy Howe's playing statistics from AFL Tables