Oprah and Reese Witherspoon welcomed to NZ with pōwhiri

15/02/2017

Hollywood royalty Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling have been in Aotearoa for nearly two days, and have been greeted with a traditional Kiwi greeting - a pōwhiri and karakia.

They're in Queenstown and are taking some time out before filming around Wanaka for the Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time.

Director Ava DuVernay shared an instagram photo of the group enjoying the greeting. "Welcomed with a Powhiri. Blessed with a Karakia. United with a Haka. Grateful to the Maori people, Tangata Whenua, for receiving us so warmly. Thank you! #WrinkleinTime," she said.

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