Wellington's city centre is filling up with fans heading for this afternoon's Cricket World Cup match in the capital.
The Black Caps face England at a sold-out Westpac Stadium in their third match of the tournament.
Wellington's turned on the sunshine with only a little cloud and light winds.
The focus of pre-game entertainment is Civic Square where a mini cricket pitch has been set up.
Two dozen matchgoers in their country's colours have been testing out their batting and bowling, warming up for the day ahead.
A brass band was leading fans on a parade along the waterfront to the stadium before the match started at 2pm.