Politics and pensions in the antipodes

Politics and pensions in the antipodes
A Spanish sunset. (Image: Getty)
David Chaplin
Spain is our antipodes.Aucklandistas, for example, live almost exactly opposite Setenil de las Bodegas in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.And a straight line travelling through the earth's centre connects Wellington to the Castille and León hamlet of Torrecilla de la Orden (population 230).The average age of Torrecilla de la Orden residents, according to some potentially accurate statistics scraped from the internet, is almost 61 - not quite the official Spanish retirement age of 66.5 years (rising to 67 by 2027) but still o...

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