Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling welcomed with pōwhiri in Queenstown

15/02/2017
Hollywood royalty Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling have been in Aotearoa for nearly two days, and have been greeted with a traditional Kiwi greeting - a pōwhiri and karakia.
 
They're in Queenstown and are taking some time out before filming around Wanaka for the Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time.
 

A post shared by Ava DuVernay (@directher) on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:41pm PST

 
Director Ava DuVernay shared an instagram photo of the group enjoying the greeting.
 
"Welcomed with a Powhiri. Blessed with a Karakia. United with a Haka. Grateful to the Maori people, Tangata Whenua, for receiving us so warmly. Thank you! #WrinkleinTime," she said.
 
Reese also took to Facebook to reveal some activities on her list during her stay.