A full house of 43,000 fans gathered at Eden Park to watch some rugby, and celebrate the end of coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions.
It's the largest crowd the Blues have played in front of for 15 years and they didn't disappoint their fans, beating the Hurricanes by 10 points.
While in Dunedin the game between the Highlanders and the Chiefs was much closer with Bryn Gatland landing a stunning drop goal with minutes left on the clock to give the Highlanders the win by one.
Dunedin and Auckland's mayors Aaron Hawkins and Phil Goff were among the thousands in the stands this weekend.
They speak to Corin Dann.