A week after the Christchurch terror attacks, Eleanor Barker begins to heal in Abu Dhabi.

It was a terrible time to leave New Zealand; it was impossible not to go. A mere five days after the shattering Christchurch terror attacks, I set off to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. It began inauspiciously.

When I disembarked in Sydney Airport I found myself in a gloomy little triangle in the international transfer area with a couple I recognised as fellow Kiwis thanks to her pounamu, his Blues shirt and all three of us with our palpable grief. They watched

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