26 Oct 2012

Maori welcome for visiting Japanese mayor

8:18 pm on 26 October 2012

Hairini Marae in Western Bay of Plenty gave a Maori welcome for the mayor of Tauranga's Japanese sister-city on Thursday.

Akira Yoshinari from Hitachi is visiting Tauranga this week to boost activities and initiatives between the two cities.

The visit has included a meeting with Tauranga mayor Stuart Crosby as well as a business forum.