For 20 years, Bernie Wood was rugby league correspondent for theDominionand theSunday Star Times. From 1977 to 2002 he edited and published 25 NZRL Annuals. Bernie is the author ofFlying Sulkies and The Cup: History of the New Zealand Trotting Cup. From 1968–1992 Bernie was on the Board of Wellington Rugby League and in 1993 became the Deputy Chair of the NZRL where he remained a director for ten years.
In 2000, Bernie was awarded the MNZM, and in 2008 he received Life Membership of the NZRL.