Watch as Epidemic Response Committee hears from rugby, netball and sports groups hit by COVID-19

  • 07/05/2020

The Epidemic Response Committee is hearing from sports groups affected by COVID-19, from rugby to netball, fishing and hunting. 

The committee will hear from Netball New Zealand CEO Jennie Wyllie, Warriors CEO Cameron George, and representatives of the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association. 

Most recreational activities were banned under lockdown, and there was some frustration among the fishing and hunting communities about the rules the Government set. 

The committee will hear from Don Hammond, chair of the Game Animal Council, the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association, and Bob Gutsell from the New Zealand Sports Fishing Council. 

The Epidemic Response Committee is a group of 11 MPs, the majority of whom are in Opposition, who meet via videoconference with the purpose of holding the Government to account on its coronavirus response. 

National leader Simon Bridges chairs the committee and is joined by four other National MPs, three Labour MPs, one Green Party MP, one New Zealand First MP, and permanent member David Seymour, leader of the ACT Party.

Watch the video below.