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Big Read: Tauranga promoter Pato Alvarez - a success built from hard work and big dreams
Big Read: Tauranga promoter Pato Alvarez - a success built from hard work and big dreams

Pato Alvarez roamed the streets for seven weeks — looking for a job during the day and a place to sleep when night fell.  He was 19. He couldn't speak English, and he was homeless.  It was April 2006, and he had arrived in New Zealand from his homeland, Chile, where he had been studying agriculture.