Friday, July 12, 2013 11:04:45 AM
Sethdog is correct. Remember, we are an island in the middle of nowhere that relys heavily on a reputation of really good agricultural products. We export high quality s hit all over the world. We dont want any thing to f uck that up. Boarder security are more worried about fruitflys than potential 'terrorists`. Fruitflys are our terrorists...
Friday, July 12, 2013 11:00:49 AM
@Avatarjohn, you can get an abortion in NZ, and many women choose to. But when you are able to have your baby and be looked after by the stae until your child is 18, why would you? there is also a very strong adoption culture, you have to wait on lists for years just to be considered. Abotion is your last option here, and certainly still seen as undisirable and morally unjust.
@crakrjak, NZ is not xenophobic. It is actually an incredibly multicultural society and has very generous political assylum and political refugee laws. Plus, when they arrive, they are looked after by the state, generously, and supported into settleing into their new lives. I might also point out that race relations in NZ (although not perfect) are way more advanced that a lot of countires) Nz also enjoys religious freedoms, seperating state and church. Walk around in a burka, no one gives a f uck, muslims, buddists, fundementalist christians and cults all welcome :) what you do in private is your own bi
Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:53:00 PM
Put it this way: If an Arab with a clean record and obeying all the rules went through both our countries, he wouldn't get hassled here like he would at your airports. Yeah, wait till 19 of them kill about 3000 of you. I`ll bet that changes. I actually wish that would change things here. TSA spends all their time harassing children in wheelchairs, WWII veterans with artificial hips, and lactating mothers. Arabs are considered a disadvantaged minority with protected status.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:50:15 PM
@McGovern1981 - Maybe you should reread what I said.. He said we are a Xenophobic country based on him watching a TV show about our border security which is completely ridiculous when every country has those sort of policies in place, we are just especially strict on people bringing food and plants ect because they can contain bacteria or pests that can severly impact on our agriculture and native wildlife.. If people read the rules on coming here then they would not be hassled.. Put it this way: If an Arab with a clean record and obeying all the rules went through both our countries, he wouldn't get hassled here like he would at your airports..