That was the belief of Extinction Rebellion Queenstown Lakes founder Anna Simmonds yesterday in regard to action needed to be taken to limit climate change. Early on Wednesday, Ms Simmonds and a half dozen other group members erected a large sign in front of the tree that grows in Lake Wanaka to send a message that urgent action was required to save such scenic places. An unexpected surprise welcomed a group of tourists wanting to take a picture of the iconic Lake Wanaka tree yesterday morning. ''Some people have been very gracious, other people are angry and we understand that and all we can do is say sorry, it's half a day,'' Ms Simmonds said. ''If we could do that towards planetary effort, we could totally kick this and solve it, but we've got to start now.''
Source: Otago Daily Times April 24, 2019 16:30 UTC