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Scoop Images: Sevens Costumes Part 1 - Around Town

Sevens Costumes Photos Part One: Around Wellington
(Plus Waitangi Day)

Photos by Lyndon Hood

wrestlers, wellington
international rugby sevens costumes
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Wellington celebrated Waitangi day – or more accurately, the first day of the Rugby Sevens – by dressing up in various cultural costumes and engaging in revelry, much which was could be described as 'drunken'.

Bars encouraged patronage by various means – some did not charge a holiday surcharge, other encouraged passers-by to jump into the harbour.

Scoop was there as the costumed madness hit the streets, braving angels, belly dancers and cross-dressers for as long as the batteries in its camera held out.

Also, many Wellingtonians attended actual Waitangi Day celebrations.

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pink batts, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    pink, wellington
international rugby sevens costumes
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    baby on board,
skateboard, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    kings of neon,
balloon crowns, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    ballet dancers,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    orange jumpsuits,
chain gang, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    belly dancers,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    nothing but a bucket,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    big glasses,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    cross-dressing bar
mascots, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    punishers, wellington
international rugby sevens costumes
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    belly dancer,
centurion, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    marching band,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    irish, belly dancer,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    mario brothers,
nurse, surgeon, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    cowboys, inflatable
horse, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    orange election
guys, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    punk, english flag,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    charlies fruit
juice guys, wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    french maids, slips,
wellington international rugby sevens
costumes
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    The Waitangi Day celebration at Waitangi Park was notable for it's lack of spectators in silly costumes.

    Throughout the day cultural groups performed for the crowd. After that, they started showing the Sevens on the big screen.

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day celebartions, waitangi park
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    kapa haka, maori,
waitangi day celebrations, waitangi park
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