Five of New Zealand's poets laureate are seen in 2008 with the tokotoko specially made for each of them by Jacob Scott. From left are Elizabeth Smither (2001–3); Michele Leggott (2007–9); Jenny Bornholdt (2005–7); Brian Turner (2003–5), with a tokotoko made from a hockey stick, reflecting his earlier status as a New Zealand hockey international; and inaugural poet laureate Bill Manhire (1997–99). Other laureates included Hone Tuwhare (1999–2001), Cilla McQueen (2009–11), Ian Wedde (2011–13) and Vincent O'Sullivan (2013–15).
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