Black and White or Rainbow Nation?

Kathy Marks visits Waitangi and gives an outside perspective on the state of the nation 162 years after the treaty: “New Zealand is truly a bicultural nation, and the sense of two races living side by side is reflected in the structures and institutions […] telephone calls are often answered with “Kia Ora” instead of “Hello”.” Contrasting Aotearoa’s relationship with its indigenous people with Australia’s, she finds the edge a place of reconciliation, integration, and diversity.


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Study Provides Alarming Biodiversity Figures

Study Provides Alarming Biodiversity Figures

“When humans arrived in New Zealand some 700 years ago, they discovered a plethora of unusual birds that could be found nowhere else in the world, having evolved in isolation on…