286 - How a River Became a Citizen!



This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a unique development from New Zealand. Located on the country's North Island is a 290 km river which has been granted legal status in a historic vote in the country's parliament. This means that from now on the River Whanganui is according to the law – a citizen of New Zealand. Why did this happen? What does it actually mean for the river?

English News Weekly will try to explain all... (PDF)

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