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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Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

The discovery of a complete fossilised ancient giant penguin skeleton in the upper Kawhia Harbour, Waikato is helping scientists fill in some gaps in natural history, Sofia Quaglia reports for The…