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
Topic |   New Zealand

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An Air New Zealand Boeing Dreamliner 787 at Auckland Airport. Photo: Reuters
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National Party leader Simon Bridges. Photo: New Zealand Herald

New Zealand MP Simon Bridges defends Beijing visit, interview with Chinese state media as criticism mounts

  • Leader of the opposition National Party has been criticised at home for ‘looking overly sycophantic’ in praising the Communist Party
  • He met Politburo member Guo Shengkun, whose current responsibilities include law order
Topic |   New Zealand

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National Party leader Simon Bridges. Photo: New Zealand Herald
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