9 Feb 2021

Air NZ under fire for work done for Saudi Arabia's Navy

From First Up, 5:43 am on 9 February 2021

Air New Zealand is under fire for doing work for Saudi Arabia's navy despite that country's devastating war in Yemen. One News revealed last night that the national carrier's business unit, Gas Turbines, which specialises in servicing military marine engines and turbines, has carried out work on the Saudi Navy's vessels through a third-party contract. Around a quarter of a million people have died in the war in Yemen, according to the United Nations, which says the country is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Nathan Rarere spoke with the Green Party's human rights spokesperson, Golriz Ghahraman.