A Ngāi Tāmanuhiri greeting from Muriwai, New Zealand (News Watch)

We shake hands and say “nice to meet you” or sometimes just a wave across the room is sufficient. The Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, a New Zealand iwi or Maori community located across the bay from Gisborne, perform a spiritual greeting called a powhiri that includes singing, dancing and a hongi, where the Ngāi Tāmanuhiri community and the visitors touch noses and share the breath of life considered to have come directly from the gods.