Media protocol and information for arriving rugby teams
2 September 2011
When teams arrive on Friday 2 September at the Airport they are working under a ‘vision only’ media stance unless they agree to do interview. This will confirmed in advance and Kat Lintott, Media Relations, will be able to give you an indication of who, when and where team officials can be interviewed.
The Welsh team arrive at 4pm, gate 11 in the main terminal building. Please ensure that you stay clear of the gate to ensure easy exit for the passengers.
They will walk through the terminal where an informal welcome will be happening in the area between Wishbone and Billie Chu.
The South African team are arriving at midnight in International Arrivals on Level 0. Please ensure that you stay clear of the gate to ensure easy exit for the passengers.
Kat Lintott will be at both arrivals to ensure you will be able to interview them, if it is possible, and also advise on where to stand to get the best photos.
We hope to get a great turn out from supporters welcoming the teams to Wellington. As the airport will be busy with the arrival of the teams, if you are travelling, please ensure you allow an extra 15 minutes to your scheduled time of arrival.
With more than double the number of international passengers, the Airport is getting right behind the Rugby World Cup with terminal theming. From Friday 9 September there will be a StageSpace in the northern end of the terminal with interactive, atmospheric and innovative shows for five weeks.
The Kapa haka group, Te Kura Māori o Porirua, will be performing for all Wellington team arrivals. Established in 2001, Te Kura Māori o Porirua is a total immersion kura located in Waitangirua, Porirua. The kura presently has 56 secondary school and 160 primary school pupils.
This year Te Kura Māori o Porirua won the Regional Secondary School Competitions for the Whanganui-ā-Tara Area which extends from Wellington to Otaki. The kura is priveleged in the support it receives from Ngāti Toa Rangatira and their own whakaruruhau.
This kapahaka rōpū consists of representatives of iwi from throughout Aotearoa including direct descendents of Te Rauparaha, the original composer of the famous haka Ka mate.