Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Hillary Clinton's First Powhiri (Part 2) - Te Wero

Scoop Images: Hillary Clinton's First Pōwhiri (Part 2) - Te Wero


Photo Essay By Alastair Thompson

(See also Part 1 - Hillary Clinton arrives at Parliament for her first Pōwhiri)

The challenge Wero continues as the Taki (challenge dart) is laid down for the honoured guest.


Click for big version

The Taki must be accepted by a male and in this case by by the US Ambassador to New Zealand on behalf of his boss. This is the traditional way of determining whether visitors to a Marae came in peace or with hostile intentions.


Click for big version

The wero continues as the warriors advance towards Mrs Clinton and her escorts.


Click for big version


Click for big version

The conch shell is sounded.


Click for big version

The Secretary and her party advance towards the warriors…


Click for big version


Click for big version

… who are fully engaged in their Haka.



Click for big version

Continuing - in Part 3 see Introductions and Smiles

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Syriza Win Greek Election: The Rumblings Of The Left

Binoy Kampmark: The left – and by this, the genuine, progressive, unmanagerial left – is getting noisy. The Greek elections are upon us, with the similar challenges being played out from 2012. There are fears of Grexit – a heavy breathing departure from the eurozone that will do everything to rattle the central currency mechanism that has been taking a battering... More>>

ALSO:

A Public Conversation: Reinventing News As A Public Right

Alastair Thompson: Oh how the mighty have fallen. Once journalism was possibly a noble profession, though that is certainly now, to quote our Prime Minister, a 'contestable' notion. It certainly seemed at least a little noble when I joined the ranks of reporters in 1989 . But ... More>>

ALSO:

Bear Baiting: Michael Hammerschlag On The View From Inside Ukraine

Russia's economy and currency are collapsing from oil price drop and sanctions, but Ukraine's is dropping faster: 60% drop in hryvna. Russia can survive it, but Ukraine is tottering on collapse and default... MORE >>

More On Oil & Russia :

More Year End Commentary :

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news