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Whangarei in the sub-tropical north of the North Island hosts the opening match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017
Whangarei in the sub-tropical north of the North Island hosts the opening match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017.
Kickoff is on 3 June at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium when the Lions play a Provincial Union XV. The rugby proud Northland region is likely to set the tone for an action-packed, fun-filled tour. Toll Stadium is also known as Okara Park and underwent a major redevelopment in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Northland, is the birthplace of New Zealand and a region steeped in history and culture – being the site where Māori and Europeans came together to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
The Bay of Islands, on Northland’s east coast, is one of New Zealand’s most popular coastal resorts offering an array of activities from swimming with dolphins, to walking through ancient forest and discovering endless beaches. The historic lighthouse standing at the tip of Cape Reinga is one of New Zealand’s most iconic sights and a place of deep cultural significance to Māori.