Kiwis coach David Kidwell has handed starts to rookie duo Te Maire Martin and Danny Levi for his side's Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Fiji this Saturday.
The Kiwis before taking on Tonga.
After the 28-22 loss to Tonga in Hamilton, Levi replaces Thomas Leuluai as starting hooker, making his first Test match start in his hometown, while Martin comes in for Kodi Nikorima, who drops to the bench in a utility role.
It will be Levi's fourth time in the Kiwis jersey, having made his international debut for New Zealand in his side's tournament opener against Samoa last month.
Elsewhere, fellow Wellingtonians Joseph Tapine, Jordan Rapana and Nelson Asofa-Solomona will all also feature in their home city, as the Kiwis look to seal a spot in the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals.
KIWIS: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 3. Dean Whare, 4. Brad Takairangi, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Te Maire Martin, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Martin Tapau, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 11. Simon Mannering, 12. Joseph Tapine, 13. Adam Blair (c).
Interchange: 14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 15. Russell Packer, 16. Isaac Liu, 17. Kodi Nikorima