For the last few weeks the city has been fluttering with the red flags of Tonga. Last night they met Australia on the field of Mt Smart Stadium to play a game of rugby league.
The crowd was amazing - just look at the video and the number of people who turned out to support their team and country.
Yeh yeh I know you’re probably not into League, but just watch the sipi tau (Tongan haka) at the beginning of the video: it’s amazing. Make sure you stick around to about 7 minutes 40 seconds when the voices of the crowd rise in song. Iconic sounds of beautiful Pacific voices.
Stirring stuff indeed - when Tongans are supporting their team, it feels like we could all bleed for Tonga.