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Originally posted by kimish
reply to post by halfoldman
It's nowhere near Europe or North America ("Western Countries") so.... Call it what you want but it's not a western Country.
I would say it's considered part of Oceania. Either way, I'd label it A South Pacific Countryedit on 30-9-2011 by kimish because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by halfoldman
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Originally posted by Laviver26
Being a New Zealander I can assure this story has blown way out of proportions. The man in question was arrested because he was suspected of selling drugs, as he matched the description given to police. He was taken to the local police station, handled with respect, and released in short time after it was clear mistaken identity had occurred. He was released with a apology from police, who after all where just doing their job, and handled it in a professional manner.
This is how NZ cops work... by the book, doing what is asked of them in their job. In saying this though, NZ does have a problem with racism just like most countries, but I can assure you it is a very small minority and not a problem within the New Zealand police force. The majority of kiwis are the most respectful and friendly human beings on this planet!edit on 30-9-2011 by Laviver26 because: (no reason given)