NEW ZEALAND: Object Lesson

Thanks to the zealous bureaucrats who write the rules, many a traveler arriving in New Zealand by air soon wishes he hadn't. Last week Tom Shand, New Zealand's new Minister of Civil Aviation, decided to give the bureaucrats a taste of their own medicine. He invited nine of the nation's top civil servants to join him on an airborne "picnic" to Auckland. It was a bumpy flight (the pilot had been encouraged to seek out the roughest patches of air), and before it was over, the passengers were handed landing forms to fill...

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