4 Jul 2012

Auckland mayor gets Samoa matai title

5:04 pm on 4 July 2012

The mayor of Auckland, Len Brown, has been bestowed with a matai title in Samoa.

This happened in Lepa, which is the home village of the prime minister, Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Our correspondent says the name of the title is not immediately known.

Mr Brown is in Samoa on a trade mission which includes Cook islands and Tonga.