Kōrero: Sport and the nation

Opening ceremony for the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Opening ceremony for the 2011 Rugby World Cup

The opening ceremony for the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park, Auckland, on 9 September 2011, featured a Māori warrior blowing a pūkāea (trumpet). The ceremony was an impressive multi-media display which drew heavily on Māori traditions.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Sport and creative culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41226/opening-ceremony-for-the-2011-rugby-world-cup (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013