So­cial fab­ric

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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.

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