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Beware Aussie blandishments

A day before Jacinda Ardern’s emphatic election victory, Sydney airport displayed large black signs welcoming the first mass arrival of New Zealanders since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down transtasman travel seven months ago.

A shimmering silver fern appeared below the words “We’ve missed you”. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison trilled: “We say ‘Kia ora’ to those Kiwis who’ve joined

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