"On one hand, a disappointment on the lack of interest, the lack of push, the lack of future from the diplomats and representatives. But on the other, rejuvenation through the depth of heart, the strength of fire, the power of purpose from the scientists and those personally attached to the ocean."
"New York is a city of… something. Something tangible, but inexplicable." It "is a semi-coordinated mess, a place that seems like it could only survive in theory, in movies, and in ideology, yet somehow it works. It has carved out a niche of its own and flourished in its capabilities.
I’m a Kiwi, a beach boy who has grown up by the sea, tasted the salt, and swum with the dolphins. The ocean defines us as it defines our nation, yet the degradation of our oceans is only exceeded by that our land. Our future is in our nature, but we have failed to take seriously our responsibilities as kaitiaki (~guardians) of the land.