Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro

welcomed to Waitangi

The first female Māori Governor General returned to Northland to be formally welcomed at the Treaty Grounds ahead of Waitangi Day Commemorations.

Tangata whenua from a range of hapū across Northland began the karanga as Dame Cindy Kiro was escorted onto the grounds yesterday holding a photo of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Whangārei-born Dame Cindy, who is of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi nui tonu descent, became the first wahine Māori Governor-General of New Zealand last year.

Kuia Rānui Ngārimu and Dame Naida Glavish walked alongside her with a large crowd following behind.

Link to article: Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro welcomed to Waitangi - NZ Herald


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