Taranaki have won a first national provincial sevens title
since 1982, thumping North Harbour 32-17 in the final in
Mark Atkins scored a hat trick for Taranaki, who led 17-0 at
Auckland (plate), Hawkes Bay (bowl) and Counties-Manukau
(shield) won the minor finals.
Women's teams appeared in Queenstown for the first time.
Manawatu beat Waikato 36-17 in the final.
The tournament shifts to Rotorua next year.