Hamilton 7s: Touching welcome

Greetings Maori style ... Fiji Airways Fiji 7s captain Kalione Nasoko is greeted by Maori elder Teata Rangi of Turangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia with the traditional Hongi during the captain’s photo shoot. Picture: RAMA

THE New Zealand 7s welcome ceremony at the headquarters of the Maori King Movement set the tone for this weekend as the 16 team captains were traditionally acknowledged. For Fiji Airways Fiji 7s captain Kalione Nasoko, the ceremony brought him closer to home. Nasoko said the traditional welcome and speeches demonstrated how the Maori valued […]

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