New Zealanders often complain about the lack of news from home in overseas media.
I am sure that people from most countries could make the same complaint about the coverage of news from their homes in our media.
However, we did see the first mention of New Zealand in Spanish media on Saturday. It an item about the terrorist bombing in Jakarta in a paper and John Key was interviewed on Sky TV broadcast in Spain.
We noticed a very visible presence of the Guarda Civil while in Spain.
One of their roles is anti-terrorism. That’s a major concern because they have home-grown terrorists – ETA, although they tend to be more active in the Basque country in the north than the south where we were.