Woman spends $45,000 on private jet to fly beloved dog Munchkin from NZ to ...

Woman spends $45,000 on private jet to fly beloved dog Munchkin from NZ to ...
Woman spends $45,000 on private jet to fly beloved dog Munchkin from NZ to ...

There are an estimated 45,000 Australians stranded overseas, unable to get home due to Covid restrictions and a lack of flights. 

But a Queensland woman is spending $45,000 on a private jet just to get her beloved dog home.

Natasha Corbin has spent the past six years trying trying to get former Bali street stray Munchkin to Australia, and her dream is about to finally come true. 

In that time, Munchkin - who has her own Instagram account - has lived in her birthplace of Bali, in Singapore, and is now in New Zealand

Natasha Corbin (right) is hiring a private jet to get Munchkin (left) from New Zealand to Australia for Christmas

Natasha Corbin (right) is hiring a private jet to get Munchkin (left) from New Zealand to Australia for Christmas

Munchkin, who has her own Instagram account, has been on a journey for six years since being born in Bali

Munchkin, who has her own Instagram account, has been on a journey for six years since being born in Bali

She has not yet been to Australia, but not for a want of trying by Ms Corbin and her fiancé David Daynes.

They were living in Bali as Ms Corbin was able to work remotely for an online marketing business.

'When we decided to move to Bali, my partner had one rule for me because I'm such a dog lover and that was that I wasn't allowed to interact with any dog,' she told ABC.

'I just ignored all of the dogs as best as I could and this dog, Munchkin, she was just a little tiny puppy, would follow us around because she had just somehow ended up near our villa.'

Six years on, there has been a very circuitous route to what the Sunshine Coast woman hopes will be an Australian Christmas with Munchkin.   

The couple and their

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