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Whanganui River

In 2012, an agreement to grant legal personhood to the Whanganui River was signed between the New Zealand government and the Whanganui River Māori Trust.

Had a look at the conditions along the Cleddau Estuary, where in February 1996 the Sea Empress ran aground, and picked up a copy of “Sea Empress. Animism Edition” at Caffe Vista in which I read this good news:

“In 2014 the New Zealand government gave up formal ownership of the Te Urewera national park and granted the land with the status of personhood, that is a legal entity with “all the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of a legal person”.

This is too interesting a development to ignore so here this news sits as we debate whether the World’s Ocean should be granted with the status of ‘personhood’. Let’s continue the debate.

WoW sponsors celebration of steam

From Mountain Stream
To Powering Steam
We’re thankful to Earth’s Water.
All creatures, be they great or small –
Each Son and every Daughter.

So when we were asked if our charity would support this 150th Anniversary celebration of Steam we loved saying ‘yes’.

Look out for this interpretation board when you visit @KnucklasCastle . You will find it just under the 13 arched viaduct which still carries trains high over the beautiful river valley to this day.