Three-pronged Aid Effort

As well as donating $10 million to the tsunami stricken Indian Ocean countries, the NZ government provided Thailand with a state-of-the-art victim identification software package, developed by NZ’s Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR). An additional million in donations was raised by a NZ versus the World one-day cricket series. The government offered $20 per run, $1,000 for each four and $5,000 for each six hit in the series.


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Recognising the Whanganui River’s Legal Voice

Recognising the Whanganui River’s Legal Voice

In 2017, New Zealand granted legal personhood to the Whanganui River. Since then, other nations have followed suit in an effort to protect the environment. The BBC’s Luana Harumi reports, with…