Ex-All Blacks coach gives lift to Cure Kids


A Queenstown chopper company and a Rugby World Cup-winning coach have helped raise money for the Cure Kids charity. 

Over The Top yesterday (Tuesday) flew former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry from Queenstown to a charity function at Northburn Station near Cromwell. 

The Eurocopter – flown by Over The Top owner Louisa ‘Choppy’ Patterson – sported a red nose in recognition of Cure Kids’ Red Nose Month. 

Henry spoke to about 200 people at a fundraising luncheon about his new book, Final Word

The luncheon raised more than $5000 for Cure Kids. 

The charity – founded in Queenstown – funds research into life-threatening children’s illnesses. 

Appropriately, Cure Kids is the All Blacks’ new official charity.