Labour welcomes refugee announcement
Labour Leader Helen Clark today
backed the government's decision to admit to New Zealand 300
refugees from East Timor.
"This humanitarian gesture is a
natural adjunct to the peacekeeping contribution of New
Zealand's military in East Timor which is widely supported
by New Zealanders.
"Anything New Zealand can do to help
make a better life for the people of strife-torn East
Timorese is to be welcomed, and I look forward to the
arrivals of the 300 refugees in our country," Helen Clark
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PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency
At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.
The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>