50 days ago

No Passport? A gun at my head..??

Ron from Central-West Invercargill

Amazing....I am in the Philippines ...Having applied for a long term visa known as an. SRRV issued by the PRA otherwise known as the Philippines Retirees Authority My Passport has been held by them eversince while I wait to see if my application has been successful...I do not know where it is cause although it was taken by the PRA Office in Manila I have an email advising me it was being forwarded to Cebu..
I have sought the help of the NZ Embassy and today is D day ....My return flight to New Zealand takes off on Thursday ....but unless I can get my passport back theres no way I can get back to NZ.....Worse still I have paid the deposit and fees which are quite substantial for my application so cannot understand what is happening...
It seems to me that having paid all the fees somebody in authority realises the position I am in wants me to pay expediting fees before they give me my passport back.....??? Which I will not do.......I hope a Philippino jail is not as bad as I have read about.......... Regards Ron

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9 hours ago

Memorials for your loved one.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Come and view the extensive range of headstones at Avenal Park Funeral Home.

We have a variety of shapes, sizes and colours - black, grey, green, blues and reds and some unique designs. We work with you - from your ideas, through to the layout and design process and onto the installation stage.

Avenal Park Funeral Home are registered Monumental Masons and we are available to work in cemeteries throughout Southland and Otago.

We also offer a cleaning and restoration service for existing headstones.

Please phone us on 03 218 9021 to arrange a time for you to discuss your requirements and to look through our showroom at Avenal Park Funeral Home, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill.
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1 day ago

Poll: Should horse racing be banned?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.

The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.

Should horse racing be banned?
  • 29.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane
    29.5% Complete
  • 14.3% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun
    14.3% Complete
  • 3.9% I don’t have an opinion
    3.9% Complete
  • 52.3% Only for those found guilty of abuse
    52.3% Complete
1198 votes
1 day ago

Know a helping hander?

Countdown Supermarkets

Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero. Nominate here