Students Give Cyclone Relief

New Zealand volunteers “joined hands” with locals and other foreign aid workers to help Fiji get back on its feet after recent Tropical Cyclone Evan, the biggest such storm in 20 years. High School and university students from Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch arrived after Christmas to help repair damage at Navunibitu Catholic School, near Naiserelagi Village, before the school year began. Coordinator Sam Fancourt, a New Zealander living in Melbourne, said: “We decided to focus on the most damaged parts of the village and hopefully make them a little stronger for next time.”


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…