PHOTOS: Warm welcome for sevens teams
THE city streets were lined with thousands of rugby fans on Thursday afternoon, ready to welcome the international teams to the Hertz Wellington Sevens weekend.
Sunshine, cheers and waving flags greeted the players, who travelled in a colourful parade of floats to Civic Square.
There the teams were greeted my Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and a crowd keen to kick off the weekend long party.
KRISTEN PATERSON recorded the event on camera.
The crow gathering on Lambton Quay.
The Salvation Army band get ready to join the parade.
The Australian float.
Players from the Spanish team.
Can-can dancers in the parade.
The Argentinian float.
The Kenyan float.
The Welsh float.
The Fijian float.
Batacuda band in the parade.
The English float.
The Scottish float.
Players from the New Zealand team.
The American float.
The crowd in Civic Square.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the teams.
Sevens team captains with the cup.