Parade to start at 12.15pm, Wednesday 26 October
The Rugby World Cup 2011 winning and IRB Team of the Year - All Blacks will take to the central city streets of Wellington in the third and final public appearance for the team before they head home.
New Zealand Rugby Union CEO, Steve Tew said the team had been blown away by the support they have received both in Auckland and Christchurch, as well as from fans throughout the country.
“The team have been humbled by the huge turnout of fans as well as the messages of support and are looking forward to continuing the celebrations with Wellingtonians before taking a well-earned break.”
The public event will begin at Civic Square at 12.15pm on Wednesday and make its way down Mercer Street, Willis Street and down Lambton Quay to conclude at Parliament.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown said Wellington had been a huge supporter of the All Blacks and Rugby World Cup 2011 and locals would relish the opportunity to share the success with the team.
“The All Blacks have done us all proud and I’m hoping that as many fans as possible come out to welcome the team. I encourage fans to come dressed in black as a tribute to the amazing achievements of this great team for what will be a carnival celebration to remember.”
Steve Tew said the New Zealand Rugby Union intended to get plans underway soon to celebrate the Webb Ellis trophy with other New Zealand towns and cities in the coming months.
Details of the public parades are available as plans are put in place on www.wcc.govt.nz; www.facebook.com/allblacks and www.allblacks.com.