The Meads Cup will be paraded through the streets of Whanganui - but what form that parade will take hasn't yet been decided.

Steeform Wanganui beat Horowhenu-Kapiti Coast 30-14 in the final of Meads Cup rugby competition in Levin on Saturday. Wanganui is the only team to have reahed three Meads Cup finals in a row.

Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall - who delayed travelling to Auckland on council business so he could attend the match - said he was thrilled by the win, and wanted to celebrate in an appropriate way.

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"My first thought was that the team could lead the Santa Parade," Mr McDouall said. The parade will be held on December 2.

"But I haven't spoken to the rugby union yet about it. I'm happy if they indicate they'd rather have their own parade."

Mr McDouall was supposed to be in Auckland on a council matter on Saturday. Instead he went to Levin to watch the match, then flew up to Auckland later.

"It was a great match. I was pulling my hair out at half-time, but they really came alive in the second half.

"The win was very well-deserved. The quality of the team was outstanding, as well as their determination and cohesion," Mr McDouall said.