24 January, 2008
Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey literally kicked off the inaugural three day World Indigenous Touch Tournament which began today at Parrs Park in Glen Eden, Waitakere.
As the tournament’s patron Mayor Harvey and fellow touch enthusiast Maori Party co-leader, Pita Sharples, began the proceedings (albeit, at a somewhat slower pace than the teams themselves).
Seven teams from throughout the Pacific – including the Cook Islands, New Zealand Maori, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and a pacific unity team, comprising of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, will compete over the next three days for the title of world indigenous touch champions.
Play begins at 10am each day and it is a free event to attend – so get a along and be prepared to be impressed!