Raymond -

  • Born in NZ in 1965
  • Father Australian, Mother New Zealander
  • Moved to Australia in 1969
  • Never left Australia
  • Was made a Ward of the State in 1973
  • No serious offences

Home, but not home

Published on Nov 14, 2015

While some Kiwis reap the benefits of dual citizenship, others like Raymond Pedrana aren't so lucky. Raymond, who's 50, left New Zealand when he was three and stayed put in Sydney, until recently. Yes, Raymond was sent to a Darwin detention centre then, despite spending most of his life in Australia, he was sent back to NZ, with no return ticket in sight. Reporter Yvonne Tahana went to find out how this deported Māori-Ozzie is coping.