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Schoolgirl sounds alarm as Pacific leaders scrap

Friday 16 Aug 19 12:00pm

Lourdes Vano in action during the schools protests

PACIFIC ISLANDERS' fears of the effects of climate change which occupied their leaders for 12 tense hours at the South Pacific Forum overnight were passionately voiced in Auckland this morning by a young Pasifika woman.

St Maryís College year 13 student Lourdes Vano told MPs considering the zero-carbon bill that her islands and people were threatened and she expected New Zealandís politicians to do better than their Australian counterparts.

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