How Could They Not Tell?

A Samoan woman coming to New Zealand on a seasonal work visa had a baby on the plane over. She left the baby in a rubbish bin before coming through immigration. Questions are being asked (understandably) about why no one noticed she was pregnant – how she came to be granted a seasonal work visa, …

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Ads Not So Bad

When I first read about the Baz Luhrmann tourism ads for Australia, I shared Andrew Bolt’s concern that they were both unattractive – ie, not likely to attract visitors to Australia, and that they sent the wrong message about Australia. They sounded dull, even morose. Of course, I hadn’t seen  them then. I was watching TV a couple …

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Almost Home

It has been a long road, but we are almost home. Amanda and I left Wanganui yesterday and drove up to Auckland, where my brother David manages a complex of 114 apartments in the city CBD. It was a difficult few days leading up to leaving Wanganui, not only because Amanda is still not well …

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