New Zealand Prepares For Waitangi Day

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Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples is welcomed with a hongi at Te... News PhotoCultures,Hongi,Horizontal,Human Interest,New Zealand,WaitangiPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWAITANGI, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 05: Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples (L) is welcomed with a hongi (nose press) at Te Tii Marae on February 5, 2013 in Waitangi, New Zealand. The Waitangi Day national holiday celebrates the signing of the treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840 by Maori chiefs and the British Crown, that granted the Maori people the rights of British Citizens and ownership of their lands and other properties. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)