Rose tells me she knows the two young men whose names I obtained last evening, and she knows their families. She finds it hard to believe they would deliberately kidnap and withhold someone’s dog. That leads me to reconsider my approach later today. Rose is pretty much a local kaumatua in the Maori community here. Her name is respected, and rightly so, because she is a wise and generous, community-minded person. So I shall tell these lads that Rose suggested they might be able to help me find my dog. Win win all round and a face-saving opportunity if necessary.