Breathing Clean Air

New Zealand is a haven for environmental refugees and in this BBC World Service programme, one of six in the Global Perspective documentary series, four immigrants discuss their new home. In Escape to New Zealand, dire planetary predictions influenced one North American couple to move to New Zealand where global changes could, perhaps, be weathered. The couple, who live in Wanaka, say they analysed different places on the planet on the basis of their climate change scenario. “We moved to New Zealand because it had a clean environment … with renewable energy sources,” the couple said. “New Zealand could be considered one of the last frontiers where [breathing fresh air and drinking clean water] was possible in the world.”


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Queenstown Looks to Alternative Revenue

Queenstown Looks to Alternative Revenue

As the Covid-19 pandemic closes borders and grounds aircraft around the world, iconic destinations from Kyoto to Amsterdam are addressing the new reality of fewer visitors and looking for ways to…