Lauren Southern, Stefan Molyneux pose as they arrive in Auckland

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux arrived at Auckland Airport on Thursday.
Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux arrived at Auckland Airport on Thursday. Photo credit: File

Two far-right Canadians have landed in Auckland ahead of their controversial speaking event on Friday evening.

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux arrived at Auckland Airport on Thursday, and were photographed posing under a Māori carving in the Arrivals area, reports NZME.

The pair's visit has been a source of controversy, with Mayor Phil Goff saying they weren't welcome in any council-owned venues in Auckland because of their history of racism and intolerance.

They initially cancelled the event (part of a travelling roadshow around Australia and New Zealand) when they were denied the use of a council venue, but later confirmed they would still be coming when their promoter found a private venue for them to use.

It's unknown where Southern and Molyneux will be speaking on Friday, but the venue will be texted or emailed to all ticket-holders beforehand.

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