Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone

Queens Wharf is the Auckland hub for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 and the nationwide Rugby 2017 Festival, with live match screenings, free entertainment, live performances, exhibitions and family-friendly activities, and food and drink for sale.


Mix with fellow rugby fans, share the buzz of the Series at the Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone, and enjoy the best of New Zealand culture.

Highlights include:

Sunday 25 June, 12pm: Choir Day, with the Welsh Male Choir and others.

Friday 30 June, 8pm: New Zealand music legend Annie Crummer brings together a line-up of Kiwi stars including Che Fu, Opshop’s Jason Kerrison and Betty Anne Monga performing their biggest hits plus songs by fallen stars like David Bowie, Prince, George Michael and more.

Saturday 1 July, 12pm: Te Taumata Kapa Haka, in conjunction with Matariki Festival. Thrilling, live performances by New Zealand’s leading kapa haka groups including 2017 Te Matatini champions Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti together with runners-up Te Waka Huia and leading groups Ngā Tūmanako, Te Mātārae I Orehu, Te Whānau a Apanui, and Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi, which will represent Tāmaki Makaurau at the Secondary Schools National Competition in 2018. A rare opportunity to see a showcase of the very best kapa haka in the world.

Saturday 1 July, 6pm: Rising, young Māori performers TEEKS and iTunes sensation Maimoa Music.

Friday 7 July, 8pm: Motown band Motor City Family Funk.

Fanzone open days: Two photographic exhibitions, by New Zealand’s leading rugby photographer Peter Bush, and long-time press photographer Barry Durrant.

Fanzone open days: DHL Dome, featuring New Zealand’s staggering array of rugby trophies together in one place, including the Web Ellis Trophy (the Rugby World Cup) on display 6-8 July.

Matches screenings will include the three Test matches live, Hurricanes v The British & Irish Lions live, and replays of classic matches.

*CLOSED* Please note that Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone will be closed on Mon 26 June, Wed 28 June, Thu 29 June, Mon 3 July, Tue 4 July and Wed 5 July.

For opening days and times, a full programme and details of regional fanzones, go to aucklandnz.com/fanzone

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