Fest oh ah it’s Ma’a


Watch out for two All Blacks in Queenstown and at Winter Festival’s Mardi Gras tonight.

Current All Black Ma’a Nonu and retired All Black Christian Cullen are in town for fundraising business associated with the New Zealand Principals’ Federation Conference which opens tonight.

The pair – and retired Kiwi rugby league star Logan Swann – plan to pop along to Mardi Gras tonight.

“Is it next to Fergburger?” a hungry Nonu asked.

It’s his second visit to the resort. His first was in January, when he was a guest at the national rugby sevens.

The 46-Test 28-year-old second-five has been reselected for the All Blacks after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the Hurricanes’ last Super 14 game in late May. He heads off to a pre-Tri Nations camp in Auckland late tomorrow.

Cullen, who was with Nonu on that January visit, has been here several others times but never before in winter. “I prefer warmer weather,” the golfing addict says.

Fullback Cullen, 33, played 58 Tests for the All Blacks. He saw out his playing days for Munster, in Ireland before retiring from the game two years ago.