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World first: This incredible town in New Zealand is about to go carbon-zero

By Craig Tansley
Updated May 16 2024 - 10:49am, first published May 11 2024 - 8:00am

Sometimes, when the wind blows really hard on holiday I think: what happens if the wind gets stronger, and stronger? And just how hard can it blow? Sometimes, when I'm by a beach, I worry: what happens if the waves break higher, and higher? And just how high can they go? And sometimes, when I'm trying to sleep at night and the wind's blowing hard and the waves are breaking higher and cyclones and bushfires affect me now even in winter, I think: is that $2.37 I just paid to carbon offset my flight really going to save me?

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