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Barrymore's residency speed infuriates

Tue 30 Mar 2004 In: New Zealand Daily News

The apparent ease with which entertainer Michael Barrymore has become a New Zealand resident has irked a Christchurch women who is dealing with immigration issues. The woman is outraged that Barrymore gained New Zealand residency within weeks of arriving in New Zealand, while her husband is still waiting after applying more than a year ago. Barrymore was given residency based on his relationship with Shaun Davis, a Briton who already had New Zealand residency. "When I know they can give Michael Barrymore residency within two or three months, it makes me furious. His lover wasn't even born here," said the woman. The Immigration Service says it will not comment on individual cases.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 30th March 2004 - 12:00pm

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