Blue and black balloons are tied to the Wairoa Bridge and lead the way to Te Puna's Maramatanga Park and rugby stadium.

Signs with messages of support for the home team line the roadside leading to
Maramatanga Park.

It's Saturday - the day of the Baywide premier final between Te Puna and Tauranga Sports - and we're in Te Puna rugby territory.

Inside the gates, the car park is already full, and supporters are lining the field dressed either in black and blue or blue and gold scarves, T-shirts, hats and face paint.

Te Puna are the 2019 premier champions.

They are all here to witness Te