5 Jul 2012

Auckland mayor bestowed with matai title in Samoa

5:24 am on 5 July 2012

The Mayor of Auckland city, Len Brown, has been bestowed with a Samoan chiefly matai title of Taua'aletoa.

The ceremony was held last night at Lepa, the village of the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi

The bestowal of the title is a mark of high respect by the prime minister and his family for Mr Brown's visit to Samoa with a delegation of business representatives.