Rhinos and Rugby for Dr Bloomfield

New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Bloomfield, has had a busy weekend.

Firstly, he has had a rhino in Africa named after him.

The naming comes after Kiwi company, Part Time Rangers, announced it had donated $38,900 to Rhinos Without Borders to help support a newborn rhino in Botswana. The money will support the animal during its first three years of life in the wild.

The donation allowed the company to choose the young animal’s name. On Friday of last week the company revealed the rhino would be called Ashley Bloomfield.

Following this announcement Dr Bloomfield was a star player in the annual Parliament rugby game. Bloomfield was selected as the Number 7 in the Centurions XV invitational side that played against the Parliamentary XV.

Bloomfield,  who had been referred to as the “The Eliminator” for the game was the subject of cheers and photographs from starstruck locals. As you would expect from Dr Bloomfield he helped his side beat the New Zealand Parliamentary Rugby Team 19-10.

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