New Zealand: Sooner than Apopo

New Zealand is a land of diverse and gentle beauties, from the semitropic grasslands and steel-blue lakes of the north to the magnificent fiords, mountains and waterfalls of the cooler south. Life, too, tends to be placid for New Zealand's 2,590,000 inhabitants. Cradled in the arms of a welfare state, they have practically no unemployment, easily buy houses on government loans and are cared for with "womb-to-tomb" government benefits. The Maori word apopo, the equivalent of Latin America's mañana, symbolizes the New Zealander's belief that much, and perhaps all, can best be...

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