Folks have been watching the Maori Wakas (canoes)
Haka and they will be watching mega fire works displays and music and then the Tonga-All Black rugby match kicks off at 8.30 pm NZ time (10.30 a.m. Friday SA time)... the opening ceremony starts in half an hour and we will be glued to the box as weren't going to head into the city ! (Oops are we getting old ? Gosh I hate being a party pooer... but ...Trains and ferries are over subscribed and the city is in grid lock !!)
About the Wakas - (Wikepedia)
Waka (English pronunciation: /ˈwɒkə/, Maori [ˈwɒka]) are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tīwai) used for fishing and river travel, to large decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to 40 metres (130 ft) long. In recent years, large double-hulled canoes of considerable size have been constructed for oceanic voyaging to other parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Waka taua (war canoes)
"We are on full party mode already," Brown said. "It's just going to be gobsmackingly great."