We just attended the spectacular Opening Night of the Rugby World Cup 2011 down at the Auckland Viaduct.
By far the biggest sporting event in New Zealand ever, the whole city came alive - putting a great show for the RWC Launch on 09092011 - with 12,000 rugby fans and party goers crowding into Party Central aka The Cloud at Queen's Wharf and about 20,000 more milling out on the streets.
Some of the highlights of the night were awesome hakas, the arrival of a flet of wakas, a live show by the Finn brothers and Dane Rumble, a stunning fireworks display and surprise - skyscraper walkers. (see video)
Game 1 of RWC was New Zealand v/s Tonga. Result - All Blacks won 41 - 10.