Law of the land

Rethinking the way the New Zealand legal system describes the environment, and how people treat it, is the life’s work of law professor Jacinta Ruru.


So shoot me

Native flora and fauna is widely considered ‘good’, while introduced species are ‘bad’. Contesting this notion has made Wellington ecologist Jamie Steer a target.


Down to earth

John Baker invented a revolutionary piece of agricultural machinery, a seed-planting drill proven to increase crop yields while decreasing carbon emissions from arable farming. Bringing it to market and convincing farmers to use it has been his life’s work.


The Pacific way

Social entrepreneur Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o is responsible for a South Auckland mentoring programme, several strands of community-based government policy, an Otahuhu high school and 100 per cent of Tonga’s coffee industry.


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