Henry Leiataua, who was born in Manono, a tiny island in the
Samoan group, can be sure of a warm welcome when he returns
with a container-load of aid materials for the tsunami-hit
island early next year.
University of Otago professor Keith Hunter takes issue with
so-called sceptics who persistently deny fossil-fuel-burning
humans are contributing to global climate change, despite
overwhelming scientific evidence.
Prominent Otago businessman and philanthropist Trevor Scott
is urging merchant bankers and scientists to join forces so
that scientific innovation can be commercialised, in New
Zealand's national interest.