I suppose this was always on the cards when someone decided to house the Afghan interpreters in Hamilton and Palmerston North.
I’m only surprised that it was Hamilton and not Palmerston North where the ferals became so bad that the Afghans want to leave.
A group of Afghans who put their lives at risk helping Kiwi soldiers take on the Taliban in Afghanistan has met its match in Hamilton.
An unspecified number of interpreters, who were relocated to New Zealand with their families, have requested assistance to leave the city after becoming concerned for their safety.
A briefing prepared by the Defence Force for Minister Gerry Brownlee and released under the Official Information Act reveals the group has expressed their “potential dissatisfaction” about their situation.
Having served with the Kiwi SAS and with soldiers of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamiyan province, the group of immigrants requested financial assistance to move to Auckland. Two other immigrants who arrived in New Zealand with the same group were happy to remain in Hamilton.
A total of 44 interpreters resettled in New Zealand, with an additional 96 family members migrating as well. Most initially went to Hamilton or Palmerston North. Read more »