Topic: Rugby

Te Taura Whiri promote te reo at annual Sevens parade

By Ripeka Timutimu
  • Wellington

With most teams training twice a day for the past week, today's parade was a welcomed reprieve for all teams competing at this week’s Wellingtons Sevens. Thousands lined the streets of Wellington to cheer on their favourites, and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mäori was there to support the players in their own way.

It's like a rainbow of culture and language.  The annual Sevens parade is a great place for things Māori to be put on show.

Though some could only hold up a sign others, The Kenyan team was more willing to give it a go.

It could be said that the Māori language could be Kenya's lucky charm, as they look to repeat their win from last year over the NZ team. However, the New Zealander’s had other things on their minds today, like the hairstyles that is bringing them a few nicknames on field.

The tournament kicks of this Friday at 1pm.