Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rugby World Cup Part 2

The Rugby World Cup is all about the people, not only the members of the competing teams, but more importantly the supporters who have travelled half way around the world to support their team. Last weekend Auckland held a Heritage weekend where we shared our heritage with the hundreds of tourists who flocked down to The Cloud. Together with people dressed in different costumes, local pacific island cultural groups performed. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population in the world , so it was good to see such a variety of performers.

Representing the crossing of cultures, Maori traditional cloaks and European clothing

These girls were so funny measuring their costumes to make sure they were not showing too much flesh

Representing the ships that sailed from England to discover New Zealand

A tongue-in-cheek look at the cross over of cultures.

Fijian Cultural Group


Fijian men did a traditional dance

Part of the Samoan Cultural Group

Miss Niue Island 2011 dancing on stage

Cook Islands performer


Cook Island dancers

Supporters from Argentina

And our neighbours from Australia

5 comments:

Melissa

I love this.
What a great time.
I'd be afraid my boobs would fall outt've those coconuts.

Dorothy

Great pictures, and a fun time was had by all, I'm sure!

Sylvia K

What fun captures!! I love them and wish I could have been there taking pictures, too! Looks as though everyone is having such a great time! Love those happy faces! Thanks for sharing the fun and excitement! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Suz

oh this was fun to see

Filip Demuinck

It looks like carnaval. Top.

Greetings,
Filip

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