Deportation for paralysed Tongan woman justified – lawyer

Taipaleti Vaeatangitau pictured at home in Tonga before an operation in Auckland that left her a paraplegic. Picture: RNZ

An immigration lawyer believes that letting a Tongan woman stay in New Zealand, because she became paralysed during an operation here, could have disastrous long-term effects. Taipaleti Vaeatangitau was injured playing netball in Tonga. Her injury worsened, so her doctor referred her to a neurosurgeon in Auckland. She and her husband, Loni Vaeatangitau, told the […]

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