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Supreme Court opening, 2010 (3rd of 3)

Supreme Court opening, 2010

There were many bicultural elements in the ceremony to open a new Supreme Court in Wellington in January 2010. Here the guest of honour, Prince William, receives a hongi of welcome from Māori elder Sam Jackson. The prince wears a traditional feather cloak, a symbol in Māori society of a chief or other distinguished person.

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Janine Hayward, 'Biculturalism - Biculturalism in the state sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012