Non-political post, but I don’t think The Standardistas can ignore the small event starting in Aotearoa today.
I’ve got my ticket to the opening game, and I’m desperately looking forward to cheering on the ABs, tonight and through to October 23.
So – what are everyone’s plans? Today and through the tournament?
If you’re in Auckland, if you’re going to the game they’d like you there by 7. If you’re not going to the game, but want to join the fun, here’s the program at Queen’s Wharf:
4pm – Opening Night starts at 4pm with the arrival of a fleet of 20 Te Herenga Waka
4.40pm – Dave Dobbyn and band sing Welcome Home at Queens Wharf
5pm – Kaihoe procession and mass haka
5.55pm – Mayor Len Brown welcome
6.10pm – The Finn Brothers concert (headline act) at Queens Wharf
7.30pm – Opening Ceremony at Eden Park live on big screens at the waterfront
8pm – Sound and Light Show All Lit Up
8.15pm – Opening match at Eden Park
8.30pm – Kick off: New Zealand versus Tonga live on from Eden Park on the big screens
10.15pm – Live performances at Queens Wharf by Dane Rumble, Midnight Youth, Kora and DJ Manuel Bundy
2am – Queens Wharf closes
Elsewhere around the country the Party Zones will be going off as well.
Use this post for your World Cup related chat…
Although this post should be covered by the opinion section of electoral law and shouldn’t need authorisation, here’s mine anyway, just to be safe:
Authorised by Ben Clark, 54 Aramoana Ave, Devonport