Opening Night
Kaihoe perfrom "E kau ki te tai" on Te Wero Island Viaduct Basin
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011at Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game at Eden Park  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011at Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game at Eden Park  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011at Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game at Eden Park  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,Tim and Neil Finn plays at Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game at Eden Park  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,Tim and Neil Finn plays at Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game at Eden Park  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal BradleyAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011,which started with a  Waka bringing in Maori Tribes to preform a mass Haka and finished with a concert   , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/Micheal Bradley
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 09 September 2011: The opening Night of Rugby World cup 2011 , with Tonga Playing New Zealand in the First Game  , RWC 2011 –  Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd/picture by Brendon O

 

OPENING NIGHT – RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011

TE HERENGA WAKA 

20 x waka (the largest ever assembled at Viaduct Harbour) were paddled into the viaduct harbour to signify the many nations represnted at the Rugby World Cup – coming together to reach one goal – winning the Webb Ellis Trophy

Dave Dobbyn performed an acoustic version of “Welcome Home which was followed by 600 Kaihoe performing two haka in front of thousands of spectators- “E kau ki te tai” on Te Wero Island, Viaduct basin and “Ka mate” on queens wharf.

These performances were to be followed by a concert by Dave Dobbyn, the Finn BrothersAPO, Don McGlashan, Kora,  Midnight Youth and Dane Rumble and – leading up to and following the All Black first match of the Rugby World Cup.