claim to fame
Many people of late that have made the news are relatives of prominent people, such as MP's. Claudia Batten has sold her software company to Microsoft and she is geting up to $643 million for the deal Her grandfather, uncle and auntie were all MP's.
Michael Ryan, the messenger who leaked the Telecom document, is the son in law of former chief ombudsmen Sir John Roberton. And a former police officer who allegedly caused a serious car crash in Auckland - and did a runner, is related to Winston Peters.
Yes, NZ is a small country.