RWC – Rugby World Cup

It has started and the opening evening was thrilling.  I was moved by the spectacular opening ceremony – the karanga (call of welcome by the Maori woman) matched with the fantastic imagery of the fish-hook drawing people to her was a work of genius. The music was powerful and made wonderful use of the Maori and Pacific rhythms of our country – I particularly enjoyed Tiki Taane’s song.
I loved the wide use of the city of Auckland rather than just running the show in Eden Park.  The images of the Waitemata Harbour glowing in the vibrant colours of the fireworks is the lasting image for me.  Fantastic – what a brilliant show case for New Zealand’s most significant event on the world stage.
The image is from the web, rugby world

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