News | 13 January 2016

Unleash your superpowers at Seven Days of Sevens

Wellington’s Civic Square will be transformed into Rugby Sevens HQ and the Waterfront taken over to create a hub of music, 3D art, wine, food and craft beer for the first ever Seven Days of Sevens Festival in the countdown to the HSBC Wellington Sevens.

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Sporting, cultural and foodie events happening during the week means there is something on for everyone, from horse racing at Trentham’s Wellington Cup Day to Pasifika and a piece of 3D artwork in between.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown is calling on everyone to have fun and support their chosen teams. “Rugby fans, sports enthusiasts, horse-racing punters, workmates, flatmates and families, this is a week-long festival for everyone in the capital, locals and visitors alike!”

From 26-29 January, fans will be able to unleash their superpowers at Rugby Sevens HQ through Level Up, Recharge and Refuel zones, complete with food trucks – making it the perfect location for your lunch break or school holiday activities in the summer sun.

Become a superhero and unleash your superpowers in the Green Screen Photo Booth, get active or entertained with seven-a-side touch tournaments, be drilled or test your skills with boot camps, line outs and drop goals. Take a drinks break or fuel up with tasty food truck treats, or relax in the Recharge zone on bean bags and listen to local bands.

Wellington Hospitality Group Director Jamie Williams says restaurants and bars are excited to be a part of HSBC Sevens, one of New Zealand’s most colourful and vibrant annual sporting events.

“We’re joining in the festivities with Queens Wharf Waterfront Summer Festival, 10 Days celebrating everything great about Wellington. There will be craft beer, food trucks, wine, live music, and entertainment. Sevens and BLACKCAPS games will be televised live on a 5 metre big screen all along Wellington's iconic waterfront.”

Saturday 23 January

Relax at the Queens Wharf Waterfront Summer Festival, grab an autograph from one of the BLACKCAPS or live life in the fast lane at Trentham’s Wellington Cup for one of the biggest horse races of the year. Our Superpowers Unleashed Photo Booth will be there so you can insert yourself into the action.

Sunday 24 January

Our Superpowers Unleased Photo Booth returns to the Queens Wharf Waterfront Summer Festival. Don’t miss your chance to get in the picture.

Monday 25 January

Warm up for the weekend with the BLACKCAPS v Pakistan ODI at the Basin Reserve. Our Super Powers Unleashed Photo Booth will be at the Wellington Pasifika Festival so you can tell the world you were there too.

Tuesday 26 January

Head to Rugby Sevens HQ, Civic Square to catch the Clash of the Diplomats touch rugby tournament. Take in the lunchtime entertainment, and enjoy a fresh and fabulous food truck lunch, or have your picture taken with the incredible 3D chalk art in Odlins Plaza.

Wednesday 27 January

Let Wellington Rugby show you some Sevens moves with activities and entertainment in Rugby Sevens HQ, Civic Square. Grab some delicious food truck fare and strike a pose at our Super Powers Unleashed Photo Booth. Celebrate the road to Rio with Latin food and entertainment on the Whairepo lagoon lawn.

Thursday 28 January

Get active with free Push Play games and activities in Rugby Sevens HQ, Civic Square. Spot your Sevens Superhero, refuel at one of the food trucks, and take a snap in the Super Powers Unleashed Photo Booth.

Friday 29 January

With only one day to go, we’re getting ready to power up into the weekend. Civic Square is Rugby Sevens HQ and there’ll be something for every rugby fan, big and small – activities, entertainment, music, sports stars and more.