‘Staking a claim’: Hackett urged to do a deal with Vanuatu over bungy rights

A land diver with vines around his ankles leaps into the air in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Picture: RNZ

AJ Hackett should negotiate with people in Vanuatu to compensate them for the successful business he has built on the back of the centuries-old tradition of bungy jumping, a lawyer says. On Pentecost Island, one of the 83 islands that make up Vanuatu, “land divers” tie vines around their ankles before leaping from a 10-metre […]

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