Mutual Milestone

76 Tampa refugees were made NZ citizens on April 8, including the youngest on board Azizullah Mussa (now 17). “I’ve been waiting three years for this day to come. I can call myself a Kiwi now,” he said. NZ accepted 208 people from the Tampa as refugees; 131 straight from the boat and a further 77 from the resettlement at Nauru. PM Helen Clark: “Today’s ceremony is a milestone in the lives of these new young New Zealanders. They are already making a positive contribution to NZ life, and our lives have been enriched by having them here.”


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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…