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Is it still the situation that declaring bunkruptcy in NZ
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I am a retired Kiwi who has worked in both NZ and Canada.
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I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia,
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Hi, I hope you are well. My father is just approaching retirement
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