29 Sep 2016

This Way Up - Let Them Fish

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:30 pm on 29 September 2016

Not too many people go on holiday to Fiji and see a way to change other people's lives for the better. But 17-year-old Finn Ross went fishing there and saw how local people were struggling with old or broken fishing gear and the problems this was causing. So Finn and his mate Max Lichtenstein decided to do something about it. They set up a charity called Let Them Fish that's collecting hundreds of second-hand reels and rods, kilometres of fishing line, and lots of diving stuff here in New Zealand and sends it off to people who need it in Fiji and Tonga. There's currently collection points at nine fishing shops in Auckland, Tauranga and Whangarei, and they have plans to take the idea nationwide. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see how it works.

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