An Air New Zealand Boeing Dreamliner 787 at Auckland Airport. Photo: Reuters

Air New Zealand faces backlash over ‘cultural appropriation’ after trying to trademark Maori greeting

  • Maori Council said it would take the airline to court if it goes ahead with the trademark move, and called the application ‘an insult to New Zealanders’
  • Air New Zealand said the trademark application was about protecting the company’s logo, and they had ‘huge respect’ for the Maori language
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An Air New Zealand Boeing Dreamliner 787 at Auckland Airport. Photo: Reuters
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