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Statement on behalf of Michaela Brandl and Niki Honda

Statement on behalf of tourists Michaela Brandl and Niki Honda


6 April 2014

Police are issuing the following statement on behalf of tourists Michaela Brandl and Niki Honda, who were victims of alleged robbery and assault by a 38-year old Otaki man on the West Coast last weekend.

We’d love to express the deepest gratitude for all the support and compassion which reached us from the very first moments.

So many people, strangers, sent us flowers, cards or presents and we are deeply touched by every single one of them, as well as by all the good wishes, thoughts and prayers.

We feel like many angels were sent to us in this situation. We still believe in the good (God) in everything and still feel that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and peaceful countries on this planet.

We met so many great people here and our trust in this place and the people is unbroken.

As soon as we recover and have had enough rest we’d love to travel on, here and anywhere. It’s good to be alive.

ENDS

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