US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Wellington surrounded by a swathe of security personnel.
Her blue and white Boeing 757 landed at Wellington’s military terminal at 6.08am, to be greeted by a cluster of government and embassy officials.
The welcome party also included Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who arrived at the terminal at 4.55am on her bicycle.
Despite what you think of Celia’s brand of practical environmentalism, you have to give her credit for actually walking (cycling?) the talk.
Although it does seem a tad ridiculous to picture Celia following the Secretary of State’s motorcade on her bike.