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The good news came earlier this week following an apology from the MIQ Emergency Allocation Team, saying "we are sorry to hear of the passing of your father, please accept our sincere condolences".
Darin Paterson's father, Bruce Paterson, was diagnosed with a tumour four weeks ago and admitted to Ashburton Hospital.
It included a letter of support from his father's doctor, but was turned down and he was told to reapply. His father died the next day.
Paterson missed his father's funeral, and instead watched it online and gave a video eulogy over the internet.
Last week he reapplied for an emergency MIQ spot and was approved.
Darin Paterson said "they have given me a voucher under section 3a.
"It's a bit late but at least I can go back to New Zealand and be with family and take his ashes to Stewart Island as dad wished."
Paterson will arrive back in New Zealand on October 25 and will isolate for two weeks before heading home to the South Island and Stewart Island.