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Old Man River - Futility Closet
Because of its importance to the region’s Māori people, New Zealand’s Whanganui River is legally a person, with rights, duties, and liabilities, including the right to be represented in court proceedings.

Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said the river will be recognized as a person “in the same way a company is, which will give it rights and interests.”

Gerrard Albert, lead negotiator for the Whanganui iwi (tribe), said, “We have fought to find an approximation in law so that all others can understand that from our perspective treating the river as a living entity is the correct way to approach it, as an indivisible whole, instead of the traditional model for the last 100 years of treating it from a perspective of ownership and management.”

In 2011, residents of Ecuador sued the provincial government of Loja on behalf of the Vilcabama River to stop a road-widening project that was forcing rocks and debris into the watershed. A “rights of nature” provision in Ecuador’s constitution permits people to sue on behalf of an ecosystem. A judge decided in favor of the river, and the municipality had to cancel the project and rehabilitate the area.
river  newzealand  law  nature  environment 
9 days ago by sspela
Learn NZSL
Learn NZSL is a free learning portal on New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). NZSL is the language of New Zealand’s Deaf community and an official language of New Zealand. Whether you’re studying NZSL, trying to connect with a Deaf friend, or just having fun with a new language, Learn NZSL has a lot to offer!

Watch, learn and practise how to use NZSL in common situations, shown as nine topics below. Within each topic, you’ll find plenty of videos, resources and exercises to keep you bus...
nz  newzealand  languages  communication  nzsl  signlanguage 
14 days ago by Glutnix
My precious 😈 The creators of the Lord of the Rings movie ring! (@ Jens Hansen ring store in Ne…
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5 weeks ago by wragge
Annandale - Luxury Villa Accommodation | Christchurch, New Zealand
Welcome to the private, luxurious experience of Annandale. Our working coastal farm and four luxury villas are nestled between the rolling hills of the Banks Peninsula and the sparkling water of the Pacific. These private locations feature award-winning architecture and a unique experience we refer to as "gumboot luxury".

Enjoy the exclusive use of the property you choose, where privacy, stunning scenery and the smell of fresh air are guaranteed. Make the experience your own by selecting activities and the level of service that suits your style.

From sunrise to sunset, your private retreat at Annandale is authentic and unforgettable.
newzealand  accommodation  retreat  travel 
5 weeks ago by newformula
Patuna Farm Adventures | Patuna Chasm
in the south wairarapa, something to do, need to book
NewZealand  Travel 
5 weeks ago by luke_in_flames
1939 Film: New Zealand Shortwave Communications; Morse code (CW) - YouTube
The romance of the radiotelegraph service. This service utilized the high frequency spectrum known as "shortwave" (from 3 MHz up to 30 MHz) as well as the longwave and medium frequency spectrum (below 3 MHz). This is a short film about communication to and from New Zealand on these shortwaves, using Morse code (eventually, using CW modulation). This film is a 1939 Government film scanned to 2K from a 16mm combined B/W reduction print. It is from ArchivesNZ (
radio  morse  morsecode  newzealand  youtube  video 
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