Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Birdman!

Our reporter Ripeka Timutimu was at the annual 'Birdman' competition on the Wellington waterfront to see if any of the locals could overcome the curse of the kiwi, and actually take flight.

Thousands came to join in the fun on the Wellington waterfront, where even the "Angry Birds" made a special appearance.

No doubt we'll see these Wellington locals back again next year to join in on the summer fun.

Reporter: Ripeka Timutimu.