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We lived in NZ for 24 years & have indefinite Permanent
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A 75yo man and his wife (NZ citizens) have spent nearly 15
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Do NZ wills cover property held in Australia? Not yet. I am
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My Husband (NZ citizen) and myself (Maltese citizen),
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My 16 year old nephew (NZ citizen) has been living with me
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