18 Dec 2023

Houthi rebel activity in Red Sea affecting NZ

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 18 December 2023

The Pentagon is considering striking Houthi rebel military targets in Yemen in response to the Iranian-backed militia's escalating attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea.

The near-daily attacks are meant to pressure Israel in its war against Hamas, but their effect will be widely felt around the world.

Even in far-flung New Zealand.

Massey University supply chain expert Dr Carel Bezuidenhout spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.