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New Zealand's biggest sporting event has announced its 2013 dates and will roll into Wellington next February 1 & 2, with thousands of fans embracing the passion and energy of Sevens rugby.

The Hertz Sevens is the fifth leg in the HSBC Sevens World Series, played here in Wellington. A major event on the national sporting calendar, the Hertz Sevens features teams representing 16 countries from all over the world in a two day action packed tournament.

The tournament will act as the halfway point of the HSBC World Series when the competition heats up towards determining who will be in contention to take out the series title. After the Hertz Sevens the teams will continue on to Las Vegas.

A hugely popular event, each year 35,000 fans flock to the capital crowding flights, streets and bars alike with a flurry of costumes and fun. The streets of Wellington become a carnival of colour as groups flock to the streets dressed as superheroes, robbers, pirates and ninjas, before heading to Westpac Stadium to cheer on their team.

Tournament organisers are yet to announce the date tickets will go on sale for the annual highlight on Wellington's event calendar, so make sure you keep an eye out for this information.

Every year this is a SELL OUT event so get in quick and book your accommodation at the closest hotel to the Westpac Stadium, Rydges Wellington!

New Zealand's capital city of Wellington really knows how to turn it on for the NZ International Sevens - every year the party atmosphere grows bigger and better!

Rydges Wellington is perfectly located, so you are guaranteed to be right in the middle of the action, with Portlander Bar serving food and drink to keep you going throughout the event.

After the Sevens, the party continues down on Courtenay Place, Wellington's central zone for clubs and bars. Once in town, everything you could need or want for a great night out is located only a few steps away.

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