The Northland town of Kerikeri is turning on a special welcome for the Tongan Rugby World Cup team on Sunday.
The town is holding a special church service at the Kerikeri Sports Complex at 10.30am, and is open to the public.
That'll be followed by a formal umu lunch for 200 people, including the Tongan team, management, supporters, local Tongan people and guests. The lunch is by invitation only.
The Tongan team will be doing a meet and greet about 12.30pm to give fans a chance to get photographs and autographs.
Tonga has played two World Cup games in Whangarei, a loss to Canada and a win over Japan and have been a big hit with the public.
Their final game is on 1 October against France in Wellington.