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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Sir Peter Snell Sports Champion of the Centuries

Sir Peter Snell Sports Champion of the Centuries

Sir Peter Snell, three-time Olympic champion on the track and arguably the greatest runner in the history of New Zealand athletics has died, aged 80, at his home in in Dallas,…