One Year to Go – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 celebrations kick off in Hamilton Kirikiriroa

Hamilton Kirikiriroa led the country’s one-year countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with a unity-themed pre-dawn lighting ceremony at Waikato Stadium.

The ceremony centred around the venue’s distinctive Whatanoa Gateway with a cultural performance and lighting up the venue in FIFA’s ‘unity colours.’


Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate said excitement around the coming World Cup event was “palpable”. She has had huge, positive feedback from people all around the city.


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