On 17 September, WWF-New Zealand are hosting a socially-distanced event in Wellington called Our Moana, Our Future - a political debate on the issues affecting our ocean.
Moderated by RNZ Morning Report’s Corin Dann, the event will see representatives from our leading parties go on record about their marine policies and go head-to-head about the future they envision for our ocean. Speakers will be Greens Co-Leader Hon James Shaw, National Party Environment Spokesman Hon Scott Simpson, Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga Tākuta Ferris, and Labour List MP Angie Warren-Clark.
Aotearoa is responsible for the fourth largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world and we are defined by the vast ocean that surrounds us. It is essential we work together to build resilience into our marine ecosystems. We need action from our leaders now if we want a thriving, abundant moana for future generations. Which party is prioritising the health and well-being of our ocean?
This debate occurs two weeks after WWF-New Zealand’s launch of a new digital campaign demanding our ocean’s health finally become an election issue. This campaign has received significant public support and now WWF is bringing the issue of ocean health to our political parties for debate.
The event will be socially distanced and the number of guests will be strictly in line with the current COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions.
Visit wwf.org.nz/standforourocean to see more details on the campaign.