Clark, Kissinger and South Korea

PM Helen Clark was the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the end of the Korean War held in South Korea in July. At a luncheon held in her honour, President Roh Moo Hyun described her as “a remarkable global figure” and “a role model for all women.” During her stay, Clark also met with former US Secretary of State and Nobel Prize winner, Henry Kissinger. Clark – a former anti-Vietnam activist – had “a fascinating discussion” with the man responsible for the Vietnam War ceasefire, although the two agreed to disagree on NZ’s ongoing anti-nuclear stance.


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In the Shadow of the Mt Erebus Disaster

In the Shadow of the Mt Erebus Disaster

It remains New Zealand’s worst peacetime disaster. On 28 November 1979, a sightseeing aircraft carrying 257 people crashed head-on into the side of a volcano in Antarctica. The tragedy of flight…