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Hillary Clinton's First Powhiri (Part 1) - Hongi

Scoop Images: Hillary Clinton's First Pōwhiri (Part 1)- Hongi

Photo Essay By Alastair Thompson

At 12.30pm with the skies looking threatening the media is briefed - (meanwhile Police search the planters for bombs.)

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The security liason officer from the US contingent seems happy as the Kapa Haka party rehearses.

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By 2pm a crowd has gathered in front of Parliament to greet the visitor from the USA.

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The guest of honour arrives with a formidable security detachment - she waves to the crowd - who cheer in return

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The US Secretary of State is greeted by Parliament's Kuia

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And is welcomed with her first hongi of the afternoon.

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With her new friend she walks forward to meet Parliament's Kaumatua…

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… and is again greeted by hongi.

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And she then prepares to face her challenge.

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Continuing - in Part 2 See Te Wero (The Challenge)

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