Estranged in a strange land

It is important for migrants seeking to bring their elderly parents to New Zealand (NZ Herald, October 8) to realise sadly that family dislocation, and loss of intimate contact with loved ones, is an inherent part of leaving their home country for another land, a key factor in making the hard decision to go.
Estimates have one million Kiwis living outside New Zealand, the second highest diaspora in the OECD, by percentage of population, second only to Ireland, according to Massey University's Paul Spoonley.
Thousands of New Zealand families have children living overseas. Many older Kiwi parents

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