Monday, April 10, 2017

Netherlands, not New Zealand

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 and called it Staten Landt, supposing it was connected to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America. In 1645, Dutch cartographers renamed the land Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

Last week, the two N names were connected in Sibu, my home town. Naturally I did some queries as this involved New Zealand, my naturalised home. 

KUCHING: The three container loads of chicken wings that were buried in Sibu were brought in from the Netherlands and not New Zealand as earlier reported.

"The import of chicken products from The Netherlands was suspended on Dec 8, 2016 due to the outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) or Bird Flu," said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas., and BBC

Chicken wings buried in Sibu from Netherlands, not New Zealand

Dear Ann,
Thank you for bringing this to issue to our attention. We have made enquiries and confirmed that the chicken wings are from the Netherlands. You may be interested in this article.  It is worth noting that New Zealand does not export poultry to Malaysia. Thank you again for contacting us.
Best Regards
Ministry for Primary Industries
From: ann chin []
Sent: Thursday, 6 April 2017 11:45 a.m.
To: Info <>
Subject: A reliable source said the buried chicken wings were shipped in four containers from New Zealand.  

Chicken wings phobia hits Sibu

People shying away from eating chicken wings as they fear those sold were dug up at Bukit Aup SIBU: Chicken wing...

Dear Sirs,
I am a New Zealand citizen from Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. There is much speculation that a lot of chicken wings were disposed of, and there is speculation that they came from NZ.
Naturally I am concerned and would like this speculation to be squashed.


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