New Zealand bars British mans fat wife

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/17/wfat117.xml

Richie Trezise, 35, a rugby-playing Welshman, lost weight to gain entry to New Zealand after being rejected for being overweight and a potential burden on the health care system.

His wife, Rowan, is now on a strict diet. However, she has been battling for months to shed the pounds so they can be reunited and live Down Under.

Mr Trezise moved to New Zealand in September after shedding two inches from his waist on a crash diet. He said that if his wife was not allowed to come out by Christmas they would abandon the idea of emigrating.

His employer-backed skills visa was initially rejected by immigration officials when they discovered that his body mass index, or BMI, was 42, making him morbidly obese.

BMI measures a person's weight in relation to their height. Anything over 25 is regarded as overweight, and 30 or above is obese.

But his wife Rowan, who planned to emigrate with him, has failed to overcome the obesity test.

Mr Trezise is a submarine cable specialist, who has also served in the Army.

He said yesterday: "My doctor laughed at me. He said he'd never seen anything more ridiculous in his whole life. He said not every overweight person is unhealthy or unfit."
Btw, my son's height is 6"1' and weight is more than 135 kg. Likely he would be regarded as 'sick' in New Zealand. Though the 'sick' is able to walk with 400kg load and to lift up 160-180 kg stones, pull 20 tonn lorry.
 
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KGB_resident said:
Btw, my son's height is 6"1' and weight is more than 135 kg. Likely he would be regarded as 'sick' in New Zealand. Though the 'sick' is able to walk with 400kg load and to lift up 160-180 kg stones, pull 20 tonn lorry.
But I do have to ask just why does your son pull 20 ton lorrys, lift 180 kg and walk with 400 kg loads.......its not just parental boasting now is it?
 
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armchair_jihad said:
KGB_resident said:
Btw, my son's height is 6"1' and weight is more than 135 kg. Likely he would be regarded as 'sick' in New Zealand. Though the 'sick' is able to walk with 400kg load and to lift up 160-180 kg stones, pull 20 tonn lorry.
But I do have to ask just why does your son pull 20 ton lorrys, lift 180 kg and walk with 400 kg loads.......its not just parental boasting now is it?
Simply my son is a professional sportsman (a strongman).

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=70336.html
 

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