Fiji rental property

PHOTO: More than 40,000 Kiwis have returned from overseas since March and for some, like the MacPhersons, it’s been a nightmare. Source: 1 NEWS

A New Zealand family is fighting to get back everything they own from a Fiji rental property after returning home due to Covid-19.

Andrew MacPherson, his wife Monique and their three children moved to the island nation last year after he secured his dream regional job.

The family shipped over everything they owned as they expected to be there for several years.

A shortage of rental homes at the time led them to sign a two-year lease with landlord Russell Baumann for a house in Pacific Harbour near Suva.

“We just wanted to enjoy our time there, have a house where we would feel like we are having an adventure and enjoy the three years,” Monique said.