New Zealand's Human River: Whanganui has been granted legal status
Whanganui River Journey, Great Walk 6 of 9 - Living a Kiwi Life - Ep. 28
The Whanganui River is a major river in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the country's third-longest river, and has special status owing to its importance to the region's Māori people. In March 2017 it became the world's second natural resource to be given its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person. The Whanganui Treaty settlement brought the longest-running litigation in New Zealand history to an end.