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Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award Foundation – the “alternative Nobel” – honoured former-PM David Lange for his “steadfast work over many years for a world free of nuclear weapons.” The foundation was formed in 1980 by former European Parliament member and stamp dealer, Jakob von Uexkull, who believed that the Nobel Prize ignored contributions towards social responsibility and world peace made by those from less-developed nations. Lange felt humbled by the award, and was quick to point out the many “driving forces” behind NZ’s ongoing anti-nuclear stance. Lange famously remarked at the Oxford Union that he could “smell the uranium” on the breath of a contesting debater.


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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…