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Sniffer dogs have been taken to a creditor-free island
in the Hauraki Gulf because a feral debt collector
has got loose there and is liable to do a great deal of
damage unless caught soon.
"We’ve worked hard to make this island a haven for
seriously indebted Kiwis," says conservationist Ted
Brind, "and it would be heartbreaking to see some
of them go to the wall. It’s not their fault they’ve spent
beyond their means. For many of them it's the only
life they know.
"If debt collectors get a foothold here and start to breed,
the Kiwi may not survive. They’re an endangered species
as it is; many of them are now incapable of living on
anything but credit. I shudder to think what will happen
if debt collectors get amongst them."
Plans for creating a larger creditor-free environment are
currently being developed. An area the size of the North
and South Islands combined would be perfect.