Month: June 2013

New Afghan Kiwis raring to go

“We haven’t come here to sit and eat” was the message delivered by 10 Afghan interpreters as they began the hunt for jobs in their …

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A warm welcome to the Afghani families

Heartfelt gratitude was shared on both sides at the powhiri welcoming Afghani interpreters to Hamilton.  The New Zealand Army awarded service medals to each of …

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Interpreters’ lives were ‘under threat’

The head of the New Zealand army says the lives of Afghan interpreters would almost certainly have been threatened had they not been given the …

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Afghan interpreters welcomed to Hamilton

Raza Khadim will be a father in September. His wife is expecting a boy. It’s one reason why he’s thankful to be here, in Hamilton, …

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Afghan Interpreters Receive NZ Medals

Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes today’s presentation of New Zealand operational medals to the 30 Afghan interpreters who have resettled in New Zealand. “I …

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Afghans face Kiwi culture shock

Palmerston North volunteers are working hard to soften the culture shock for Afghan interpreters and their families who arrive tomorrow to face translating their lives …

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Welcome at Government House Auckland

Afghan interpreter families officially welcomed

Children’s laughter filled the hall at Government House in Auckland as 30 Afghan interpreters and their families were officially welcomed into New Zealand. Yesterday the …

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Afghan friends coming home

Linton-based soldiers who worked with Afghan interpreters in Afghanistan are looking forward to catching up with the men who “were like our families” when they …

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