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Forty years on, New Zealand apologises for Antarctic plane disaster

Wellington, New ZealandReuters New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologised on Thursday for the then-government’s handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country’s worst peacetime disaster. On 28th November, 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901 was on a sightseeing tour from Auckland when […]

Hello? Indigenous Maori have words with Air New Zealand over trademark of phrase

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Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation It’s a friendly greeting heard everywhere in New Zealand, but charges of cultural appropriation have pitted Kiwis with indigenous Maori heritage against the national airline, after it sought to trademark a logo with the words “kia ora”. Air New Zealand said the logo with the phrase – which means “good health” […]