Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the United States bombing of Hiroshima in Japan, and a special survivor is being sent to Dunedin as a symbol of hope.
The seed of a gingko tree that survived the nuclear bomb will be cultivated at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
It could take up to seven years before the tree is big enough to plant in an open space.
The project has been organised by the Rotary Club of Dunedin Central, in connection with Green Legacy Hiroshima, which gives out seeds of trees that survived the bombing as symbols of hope and resilience.
Seeds and saplings from more than 160 surviving trees located within a 2km radius of the bomb are now growing in 30 other countries.