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  1. Just thought that to try and keep the thread on track, and perhaps add a little sanity, here's a reminder of the Kiwis who've completed a successful NW passage: 2000 Evohe (25m yacht) Stephen Kafka 2009 Tyhina (10.4m yacht) Peter Elliot 2010 Astral Express (12.5m yacht) Graeme Kendall single handed over two seasons 2011 Kotuku (12m yacht) Ian Douglass 2012 Tokimata (13m yacht) Peter Garden 2017 Larissa (13.7m cutter) Mark Domney 2017 Tiama (15.2m skoop) Hank Haazen Just to add Australia have had only 6 successes including 3 by Roger
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  2. What a complete and utter falsehood. Behrouz was invited to come here for a writers festival and made a fully legal and compliant application for refugee status after enduring six years of our Aussie neighbours abominable inhumane refugee policies. Hang your head in shame with Armchair where’s your humanity.
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  3. waikiore

    Bridge to Bean

    Come on you classic dinghy sailors that we see at Mahu each year lets enter and not let the foiling youf have all the fun, show them that gentlemen can sail with decorum in tiny boats, options to get back to Westhaven in case of wild Souwester are available.
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  4. Calm down fish and how about you stop? We dont need hall monitors to solve problems. That is not a personal attack he'll take it as a bloody compliment
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  5. ^and yet, no outcry from any other party in the house. Its an irrelevance. We have a quota - and its miserly (ironically even by comparison to our Tasman neighbours). Any accepted refugee displaces another off the list, so its a zero-sum game. Personally, I'm comfortable that we have taken an educated and published author and film-maker who has been employed here from the day he had legal ability to be in paid employment.
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  6. He tried to queue jump the Australian immigration process. he came to NZ on a 1 month visitors visa, having represented that he had been accepted for resettlement in USA. Obviously had no intention of leaving NZ, overstayed with the help of his Green friend and the government being selective about enforcing the law. Suggest you start a thread in Small talk if you want to continue this discussion
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  7. I don't know, anyone who can succeed after being detained for 6 years would appear to have a bit of tenacity, and may well be an asset to the country. Perhaps he could teach tenacity at schools, would be a hell of a good lesson in how you have to make sacrifices and preserver to achieve a goal.
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  8. ^Only if they are NZ citizens or residents and can show they have a specific need or meet the relevant criteria. You know, just to keep it real and not ZB-ish...
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  9. Please run your posts through the “does anyone care what i think” filter.
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  10. What the Fark are you on next time you are seeking refugee status for being severely disconnected to reality I wish you all the best. KM your endless bombastic belligerent bullshit really has dived to the pearly depths of idiocy.
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  11. Actually it's not. He was invited here for the festival, that is correct. When he got here there was a wee whoha about it at which time he specifically said 'I'm here for the festival then leaving as per my visitors visa'. His sponsor, the Greens, swore black and blue he was he for the festival only and it was not an attempt to sneak in the back door or short cut any procress. At the time a LOT of people called that bullshit, the greens are full of sh*t and lieing, most wise money said Gloria Wokie the green women was full of it just like writer dude. The greens and their pastys plus the
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  12. Shame that some people still don't want to respect the law. This thread has come in a nice circle. People who think Smith should break the law seem to the same people who don't understand that NZ has signed up, and good on us, to the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees.
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  13. yeah like this guy who lied thru his teeth to get a visitors visa and now we are stuck with him https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/122166500/iranian-writer-behrouz-boochani-granted-refugee-status-in-nz
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  14. Can anyones say troll? What has this bit of talkback blather got to do with sailing?
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  15. Going to bang on. EDITED BY MODERATOR, CONTENT REMOVED Walk a yard in this mans life come back to us and report.
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