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(BBC)   New Zealand's official policy: Go be fat somewhere else   ( divider line
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2013-07-29 11:05:38 AM  
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The problem is (at least reading other reports) that there  isn't an official policy.  It's apparently totally up to the judgement of some random inspector.

If you say "BMI of 40" is the rule, fine.  (As flawed as BMI might be, that's fat).  The dude can try to lose to get to 39.9, and know whether he's going to pass or not.  If you don't have any guideline... well... how the hell are you supposed to keep up with 'dem goalposts?
2013-07-29 11:42:03 AM  
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balfourk: This is one of the main reasons that I may not get to go work in NZ. Apparently if a family wants to move there then both parents have to prove to be productive members of society so as not to cause a potential drain on the government. If I get a job offer there I know my wife will say that she isn't going to be working anymore and that kind of kills the job offer.

I'd love to work there.

Your problem is not NZ or their rules.
2013-07-29 11:10:46 AM  
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""It is important that all migrants have an acceptable standard of health to minimise costs and demands on New Zealand's health services," he said."

He's a working migrant contributing to the New Zealand economy and I assume his wife is also contributing to the economy. NZ needs to focus on the other 30% of unhealthy people instead of a migrant who actually dropped weight.

2013-07-29 11:05:53 AM  
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I was with them, harsh and arbitrary as the reason cited for the deportation may be (their country, their prerogative...*shrug*), until the part about the fact that he has not been denied visa renewal in 7 years while weighing the same the whole time.  Never mind having lost weight before this renewal rejection.  Consistency...get some.
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