The triumphant New Zealand Commonwealth Games team has touched down in the country to a raucous welcome from fans, family and friends.
The team walked through the gates at Auckland International Airport just after 7pm.
Crowd favourite David Liti was welcomed with a loud haka from his old school, One Tree Hill College, while members of his family reached out to hug and congratulate him.
Mr Liti said he was overwhelmed by the welcome party and would "try not to get used to it".
"I wake up each morning and wonder if I'm dreaming," he said.
The team will celebrate with an official welcome home party at Novotel, with family and sponsors present.