Govt 'not considering Kiwis who help economy' with quarantine charges

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 2:33PM
Some kiwis will have to pay quarantine charges when returning home. (Photo / File)

Govt 'not considering Kiwis who help economy' with quarantine charges

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 2:33PM

A former television personality is among many New Zealanders living overseas calling quarantine fees unfair.

Belinda Todd lives in Brazil, but is back visiting her father in Christchurch. 

Ms Todd told Kerre McIvor the Government has not taken into consideration those Kiwis' contribution to the economy before they left.

She says many expats contributed a lot to New Zealand prior to them moving and when they come back to holiday.

Ms Todd adds the million or so New Zealanders living overseas are this country's best ambassadors.

"We are some of New Zealand's best free advertising, because New Zealanders are by-in-large charming people who have nothing but good to say about our country."