Scoop Coverage: Wellington Meets The Sevens '09

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2009 03:41 PM
Wellington International Sevens 2009
Sevens Costumes Part 3

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Sevens Costumes Part 2

Scoop Images: Wellington Sevens Costumes (Part 1)
Wellington celebrated Waitangi day – or more accurately, the first day of the Rugby Sevens – by dressing up in various cultural costumes and engaging in revelry, much which was could be described as 'drunken'.

Scoop was there as the costumed madness hit the streets, braving angels, belly dancers and cross-dressers for as long as the batteries in its camera held out.More >>
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Scoop Images: Wellington Sevens Parade
The silly season officially returned to the capital today as Wellingtonian turned out to take lollies and trinkets from oddly-dressed strangers.
A parade was held this lunchtime in honour of this weekend's NZI Sevens, giving the city a chance to greet teams from 16 nations, as well as their bobble-headed mascots. Music, dancing and costumed tomfoolery were also a feature. More >>
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Race Relations: Tino Rangatiratanga In Sevens Parade
... On a lighter note, Te Ata Tino Toa salutes 7's star Zar Lawrence for
flying the Māori flag on the NZ float on the 7's parade today. "Ka pai koe Zar - we are stoked to see the flag taking its rightful
place in the rugby arena - go Aotearoa! Kia kaha, kia toa!" More >>

Images: 7s Frenzy Begins In The Capital
The Fijian Sevens Team drew crowds to Lambton Quay this afternoon providing photo opportunities and signing autographs for fans young and old. For many of the players this is the first time they have left the islands. More >>
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