A RACE AGAINST TIME

Can the sea be stopped? Coastal communities are under threat. The Sunday team visits the West Coast where the problem is very real, with small communities set to disappear unless a solution can be found.  

Reporter:       John Campbell
Producer:      Julia Sartorio
Camera:         Martin Anderson
Editor:            Bleddyn Parry

THE CAMP

This week, Sunday goes inside the world's largest refugee camp. They've been called the most persecuted people on the planet. Myanmar Rohingya Muslims tell horrific stories of rape and murder at the hands of the nation’s military.

Now, what the UN calls “textbook ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar has become a humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh.

Close to a million Rohingya who fled their homes are now crammed into makeshift camps just outside the small resort town of Cox's Bazar.

Miriama Kamo meets two Kiwi aid workers who’ve travelled there - determined to make a difference.

Reporter:      Miriama Kamo
Producers:   Paul Deady, Mava Enoka
Cameras:      Martin Anderson
Editor:           Paul Anderson  

TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN?

Kiwis are throwing out more rubbish than ever, our recycling plants bursting at the seams with rest of our waste buried in landfill. Surely there’s a better way of getting rid of our trash?  

Could burning our waste be the answer? Can it be clean? Is it cost-effective?

Sweden is held up as a world leader in managing waste and is home to one of the biggest incinerators.  The Swedes only landfill one per cent of their waste and their Government claims a phenomenal 99 per cent recycling rate. Sweden makes close to $100 million a year from importing waste and burning thousands of tonnes of it.

Problem solved? We follow the waste trail in Sweden to discover that we do have plenty to learn from Sweden’s experience - but not all of it is good.

ABC “FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT”

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