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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.