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The curiously curvy Kiwi passport

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OPINION: Have you ever noticed that the New Zealand passport's a little kinky?

No, I don't mean there are X-rated images hidden within the intricate travel and navigation-theme designs. I'm talking about the cover. Which, unlike many other passports, can get a little curved.

Christchurch man Sunny Neison was so annoyed by the curvature of his Kiwi passport that he contacted his local MP about it in August 2018, saying the "shabby" document is an embarrassment to New Zealanders.

Some 11 months later, a Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) employee replied to an email sent by the MP on Ning's behalf saying the department "is aware of a minor problem with the cover of some passports, which may result in the cover curling or not laying completely flat".

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Research has indicated that changes in humidity may be to blame, the employee said,........

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