NZ Bans Offshore Exploration

Posted on: Mon 16 Apr 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has banned future offshore oil and gas exploration to protect future generations from the effects of climate change.

While environmentalists have welcomed this decision, others have questioned the impact it will have on local jobs and the economy.

Acclaimed film director, Taika Waititi, has also turned heads recently, after calling New Zealand ‘racist’ in a satirical video for the Human Rights Commission.

New Zealand correspondent, Lachlan Balfour, speaks with Breakfast host Tom Mann about the fall-out from these incidents and other events from across the Tasman.

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons


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