A reader writes a touching email.
Ahead of Waitangi Day he provides us with some hope.
Today I had an appointment at theÂ OncologyÂ Dept. at Wellington Hospital as I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is not my first visit to the hospital, I have had several.
I have never before in my 44 years in this country as an immigrant from Argentina ever claimed any sort of benefit or had been the recipient of a free benefit from any government entity, I always worked and paid my own way. My wife is a no nonsense Southlander from Gore and always worked hard as well. We raised three children, all University graduates and none of them owe any money on their student loans here to this day. We have contributed to various causes and helped many people in their strife but our names are not known and will never be known.
But finally I had to leave my sense of independence aside and allow â€˜the systemâ€™ to run its course. Â Read more »