Tag Archives: Aljazeera

Activist Richard McLachlan Talks Tough on Climate

Activist Richard McLachlan Talks Tough on Climate

Since June, activist New Zealander Richard McLachlan, 68, regularly gives talks on the New York subway, warning riders “we are sleepwalking into a catastrophe”. McLachlan is a member of Extinction Rebellion, an environmental action…

Saving New Zealand’s Prehistoric Giant Wētā

Saving New Zealand’s Prehistoric Giant Wētā

New Zealand is rich in wildlife and, because of its isolation, there are hundreds of plants and animals that evolved here that cannot be found anywhere else. The country’s giant wētā (wētā punga) managed…

Pick Your Teacher: Democratic Schooling in the UK

Pick Your Teacher: Democratic Schooling in the UK

The London Nautical School, “a modern, non-selective inner London state school for boys”, is transforming education with students choosing their curriculum and teachers, as reported on Aljazeera. The programme is led by…

New Zealanders and the Hypocrisy of Australian Democracy

New Zealanders and the Hypocrisy of Australian Democracy

The Australian 2016 election held a “bitter taste” for many New Zealanders living long-term in Australia, writes New Zealander Megan Anderson, a Melbourne journalist, discusses how. “Because none of us can vote,” Anderson writes….

Aljazeera Investigates Behind the Wire

Aljazeera Investigates Behind the Wire

New Zealand has one of the highest incarceration rates in the Western world, and more than half of the prison population is Maori. Aljazeera journalist Aaron Smale goes inside to find out why and…

Rescue Drones Aid New Zealand Search Operations

Rescue Drones Aid New Zealand Search Operations

A New Zealand Volunteer Coastguard uses new purpose-built unmanned drones in search and rescue operations. Sending out drones fitted with cameras and other technology is much faster than traditional means such as planes…