In my very brief dealings with them, the Royal New Zealand Navy folks were highly professional and cordial. I wonder how they would feel about this: The 25 Hardest Things About Living In New Zealand. Yeah nah?
Good news: two spade-toothed beaked whales, a mother and calf, were spotted on Opape Beach on the North Island of New Zealand. The whale is one of the rarest in the world. Bad news: both whales were dead. . .
New Zealand Kiwis are a tough and hearty bunch. And they are facing a national challenge defining their role in Afghanistan. All that being said, this sentence appears self-contradictory:
New Zealand pledged Monday to withdraw from Afghanistan as quickly as possible after three of its troops were killed in a roadside bomb attack, but insisted it will not “cut and run” from the conflict.
Leave or stay. But don’t let the enemy push you around. . .