River in New Zealand given Legal Rights

The move means that the Whanganui River and its wildlife should be protected for years to come as the New Zealand government ensures that one of the country’s greatest assets, its landscape, is properly preserved. The river is also important to the iwi, a local Maori people who will now appoint one of the two guardians of the river, individuals charged with protecting the river’s interests and ensuring that it doesn’t suffer due to development nearby or environmental changes. If you want to enjoy this amazing country’s environment for yourself, our New Zealand tours give you a chance to do just that. Travelling through the entire country in luxury, you’ll get to experience the best parts of New Zealand’s nature, culture and history. Call us now or look around our website to arrange your 2012 or 2013 trip. Image Credit: Jason Pratt (flickr.com)