The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is the biggest women’s sporting event in history and, in terms of international audience, the tournament is expected to be the biggest sporting event ever held in New Zealand.
If you’re heading to a sporting event in New Zealand, you’ll see poi used as a symbol of empowerment for wāhine, and a way of celebrating and showing support for athletes.
Barbara and Michele Cox are trailblazers in Aotearoa New Zealand football. They made history by becoming the first mother and daughter in the world to play together in an international football game, including teaming up in defence for New Zealand’s only victory over the United States.
Kicking off this week, internationally renowned artist Mr G (Graham Hoete) is embarking on Tūmanako 2.0 – a project to celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ that will see six large-scale murals being created around the motu, with the help of young female artists from small town communities around the country.
Aotearoa New Zealand is a country known for its welcoming ways. As the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 inches closer, New Zealanders everywhere are busy in preparation - making sure the arriving teams, their support crews, and football fans from around the world - are provided for and made to feel welcome. The spirit of manaakitanga - hospitality, kindness, generosity - runs through it all…