“In Whāngārā, the marae and the cemetery are right next to the ocean. Scientists say that if the human population doesn't change our environmental behaviours, that in 50 years, sea levels will have risen by two metres.”
“In Whāngārā, a rise of two metres would see the ocean reclaim the land, and their sacred areas, the cemetery, and the marae. The kids are well aware of these impacts.”
The organisation Track Zero connects professional photographers with Māori youth in an effort to combat climate change. These rangatahi are using creative outlets to educate people on the impacts of climate change and how that can directly affect us here in Aotearoa.
This is part of our reo Māori series, Ohinga, created by Mahi Tahi Media, with funding from Te Māngai Pāho.
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