been provided by the current Government.
‘‘Our community has been really knocked by the earthquake, and World Heritage status would help our recovery and provide recognition for a truly unique part of Aotearoa,’’ he said.
‘‘We tick more boxes for this status than almost anywhere on the planet, and all the reasons we were not considered last time the list for New Zealand was reviewed have been solved.’’
A 2006 report on potential sites looked at Kaiko¯ura, but despite recognising its strong potential it was not included on the tentative list. ‘‘Our geology, landscape, cultural history and our wildlife are all outstanding and this needs to be recognised,’’ Ngapora said. Laura Monahan is fighting for freedom in Africa, and believes fashion can play a part as she teaches young women dealing with abuse to walk bold and dream big. David James reports.