Wellington Rugby League

Future of rugby league is with Maori and Pasifika communities, new CEO

About 200 people turned out on Monday to support the mihi whakatau ceremony for Andre Whittaker - who's of Cook Islands and Tahitian descent.

The Wellington league community was out in force for the ceremony - a pleasing sight for new CEO Andre Whittaker.

"We've had representatives from across all the clubs and what's been really nice too is some of the older members, life members in Wellington are re-engaging with the game again, so fantasic, and our Pasifika communities, of course, he said.