An exhibition featuring the works of nine artists inspired by the Kermadecs is set to open in Wellington tomorrow, aiming to get public support for a push to make the area a sanctuary.
The 620,000 kilometres of the Kermadec region encompasses more than 50 underwater volcanoes. It's also home to around 35 species of whales and dolphins and three of the world's seven turtle species.
Bronwen Golder, director of the environmental group Pew Global Oceans Legacy, says the Kermadecs are a unique area due to their geography – the home of the second deepest marine trench in the world and a field of volcanoes spanning from Auckland to Tonga.
Read the full article, Calls to Protect Kermadec Region, on the 3 News website.