On the 15th March 2019, New Zealand joined 1.5 million other school students from 123 countries around the world to demand climate justice from government. Every person on every organising committee around the country was a school student who put themselves forward to help out and make a difference.
The horrific events that occurred in Christchurch on the afternoon of March 15
Strikes were held in Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Coromandel, Gisborne, Hamilton, Invercargill, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Palmerston North, Raglan, Wanaka, Wellington and Whanganui.
All photographs © Matt Illing - @matt.illing
All photos © Elliot Blyth @elliot.blyth