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Game day activities will be focused on a family fun day theme and a tripleheader football package when the Vodafone Warriors host their second to last NRL regular season match at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (gates open: 11.30am).

The Vodafone Warriors haven’t quite bought a zoo but they are bringing Old Macdonald’s Mobile Farm to the stadium while Auckland Zoo memberships and family passes will be at stake in a relay featuring selected Vodafone Warriors family membership holders.

A special Kids’ Combo food package is on offer. For just $6.00 there’s a choice of chips and mini hot dogs or chips and chicken nuggets (plus a free Vodafone Warriors drink bottle with the first 500 combos purchased).

Among many features in the Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone will be a balloon artist making all sorts of shapes for kids.

On the field there’ll be mini mod games between the NYC and NRL games.


Match: Vodafone Warriors v Wests Tigers

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Game Day Hashtag: #NRLWarriorsTigers


Gates Open: 11.30am.

ISP Kick-off: 11.45am | Vodafone Warriors v Penrith

NYC Kick-off: 1.45pm  | Vodafone Junior Warriors v Wests Tigers

NRL Kick-off: 4.05pm | Vodafone Warriors v Wests Tigers


OLD MACDONALD'S MOBILE FARM: Old Macdonald's Mobile Farm will be situated near the big screen at the northern end of the stadium. Parents and kids can enter from inside the ground between Gate A and Gate B. Animals being brought along will be chickens, kunekune pigs, rats, rabbits and either sheep or goats. All the animals stay in the truck and the public come in to meet them. The 'zoo' will be open from 2.00pm–5.00pm.

FAMILY-BASED RELAY: Family membership holders will be involved in a relay at halftime in the NRL game. Competitors will need to manoeuvre their way through three stages - a sack race, a three-legged race and a ball and spoon race. The first team to complete the race will receive an Auckland Zoo family membership. Runners up will each receive an Auckland Zoo family pass.

RAY WHITE COIN TOSS: The Ray White Coin Tosss will take place straight after the end of the NYC curtain-raiser. A Vodafone Warriors member tosses the coin with Vodafone Warriors captain Ryan Hoffman and his Wests Tigers counterpart Aaron Woods. The winning member has a photo taken with the captains.

HARVEY NORMAN COMMUNITY FUN ZONE: Get your photo taken in the Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone with Vodafone Warriors players there between 3.00pm-4.00pm. There will be face painting, the Canterbury tackle bag, a balloon artist (2.00pm-5.00pm) and colouring in competition.

ROAD WARRIOR: Want to win the Suzuki Road Warrior? Find the Suzuki Road Warrior next to the Members' Clubrooms, have your photo taken by our official photographers, enter your details to go in the draw to win! Prize drawn at our last home game v Parramatta on September 4.

T-SHIRT CANNON: Don't forget if you manage to catch a player's warm up T-Shirt from the Canterbury T-Shirt cannon, head down to the Members' Clubrooms after the game for your opportunity to meet the team.

MERCHANDISE SPECIAL: Game day special - 30-50 per cent discount on selected Canterbury of New Zealand products at Stadium Stores.

SKYCITY 'MEET THE TEAM' AFTER-MATCH EVENT: The final SKYCITY 'Meet The Team' event of the season will be held after Sunday's match against Wests Tigers. Head to Andy’s (Level 2, SKYCITY) after the game. The event starts at 7.00pm with the Vodafone Warriors players and football staff due to arrive at 7.30pm to mingle with members and and fans. Player of the day awards for rounds 19-25 will be presented. Kids are welcome at this family-friendly environment so bring along the whole family.

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The New Zealand Warriors honour the mana of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific. We acknowledge the traditional kaitiaki of the lands, elders past and present, their stories, their traditions, their mamae and their mana motuhake.

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