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Chef Albert Buitenhuis told he is too fat to stay in New Zealand

A South African chef has been told he is too fat to be allowed to live in New Zealand despite losing more than 30 kilograms since he first arrived in the country.

Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg and his wife, Marthie, moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, six years ago and their annual work visas had previously always been renewed. But this year the immigration officials have refused to renew his visa.

Mr Buitenhuis gave his reaction to the decision

  • 29 Jul 2013