Oceania

Conflict & Justice

Slowing down in Australia

Slow down or you'll miss today's Geo Quiz: We are looking for a little town in southeast Australia. It's located in the state of Victoria. The commission has convinced the town to change its name for a month in order to raise awareness about road safety.

Global Politics

Palau envoy

Palau and other Pacific island nations aren't represented at the United Nations by their own citizens. They're represented by American lawyers and law students. The Americans are pushing the UN to act quickly on climate change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a former convict settlement in a town located on Tasmania, Australia. The answer is Port Arthur. Producer Jake Warga, takes us on a ghost tour of the historic prison.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for the Pacific island nation where someone set a new world record today for 'longest distance to spit a champagne cork.' Marco Werman speaks with Justine Bourdariat of Guinness World Records.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

We were looking for a nation with two big islands in the southwestern Pacific. The answer is New Zealand. The country's national rugby team was set to play rival South Africa, but that match might be canceled because of South Africa's post-apartheid rules. Anchor Marco Werman has more details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The Australian town of Bundanoon is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. This picturesque town in the mountains west of Sydney voted today to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles. Lisa Mullins speaks with environmental campaigner, Jon Dee, in Bundanoon.