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Reports of a recent rise in the risk of “boat people” coming to New Zealand following the Government’s stance on the treatment of Manus Island refugees are not backed up by any new intelligence, a senior MFAT official says.
In today's email we delivered the new Government's first report card.
In today's email we caught up on the latest diplomatic developments, along with some fiery speeches in parliament.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met again with her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the situation on Manus Island, promising up to $3 million in aid to Papua New Guinea.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is unconcerned by reports of people smugglers sending boats to New Zealand, saying she is unable to answer whether the leak is an attempt from Australian spies to undermine her stance on the Manus refugee crisis.
In this morning's email we looked in detail at the latest from the Apec and EAS meetings, including the resuscitation of the TPP trade deal, now brought back to life as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The relationship between New Zealand and Australia looks set to face another test, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting her counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to again push for a resolution to the crisis on Manus Island.
In today's email we detailed the latest in politics and the economy, including Jacinda Ardern's meeting with the Australian PM.
The Green Party has revealed a plan to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota from 1000 to 5000 within six years, arguing the sharp increase would merely see us catch up with other countries.