Justin Timberlake And Girlfriend Given Maori Welcome In New Zealand

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Rebecca Milne New Zealand Herald

Pop sensation Justin Timberlake and his actress girlfriend Jessica Biel were "blown away" by their traditional Maori welcome to Aotearoa on Thursday night.

The SexyBack singer spent Thursday afternoon practising his golf swing at Northland's exclusive Kauri Cliffs golf resort, before heading to the powhiri in Auckland, performed by the Tira Hoe Waka group.

The 30-strong kapa haka group were impressed by the famous couple's down-to-earth nature, and over the moon at Timberlake's generosity in gifting them 50 free tickets to his Friday gig.

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