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NZ bends over backwards to lure big-spending yacht owners

Billionaire's yacht used as quarantine facility for his dog
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:00

[WELLINGTON] When Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko came to New Zealand, the government approved his superyacht as a special quarantine facility so that family dog Vala could avoid a spell away from its master. Mr Melnichenko's US$350 million yacht was one of 35 luxury vessels to visit in