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2 November 2017 10:05 AM What Is Happening on Manus Island? The Detainee Crisis Explained

Tensions over the migrants have grown since the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea agreed in April to close the site by Oct. 31. On Tuesday, water and electricity to the camp were shut off, and detainees were supposed to move to temporary housing in Lorengau, a city close by on the island. Many of the men refused, citing previous attacks by residents 50

2 November 2017 6:19 AM U.N. refugee commissioner says Australia must stop 'unfolding humanitarian crisis' in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Australia must take immediate action to stop an “unfolding humanitarian emergency” that sees 600 asylum seekers barricaded inside an abandoned detention center in Papua New Guinea without food or running water. The detainees in the Manus Island Centre have for two days defied attempts by Australia 17

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 79

2 November 2017 12:01 AM No govt support for Auckland port expansion: Ardern

Nov. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the Ports of Auckland's proposal to extend one of its wharves by 13 metres into Waitemata Harbour, just hours after the proposal was released. Speaking after her first official conversation as prime minister with the mayor of Auckland, former Labour Party leader Phil Goff, Ardern 42

1 November 2017 11:50 PM Ardern pours cold water on Auckland port expansion, supports fuel tax

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff emerged from their first meeting together in perfect agreement. The pair, who used to work together when Goff was still in parliament, met with Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford to discuss how the Government can work with the Auckland Council 17

1 November 2017 9:11 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 39

1 November 2017 5:59 PM Ports of Auckland Releases Draft 30-Year Master Plan

Ports of Auckland has today released its Draft 30-year Master Plan which outlines a range of projects needed for the port to keep delivering for Aucklanders until the port is moved. The draft plan can be viewed on a website also launched today at www.masterplan.poal.co.nz. Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “Our owner, Auckland Council, is undertaking 34

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 34

1 November 2017 12:49 PM Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

Alternative accommodation for asylum seekers being held by Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is not yet fit to live in, the UN refugee agency says. A senior official who visited the sites told Australia's ABC radio he found "major earthworks in progress". Australia has held asylum seekers who arrive by boat on both Manus Island (in PNG) and Nauru 38

1 November 2017 4:37 AM Biggest cocaine seizure in NZ history

Customs and police were happy to talk about some of the details of New Zealand largest ever cocaine bust in Tauranga today, but not all questions were answered at the police and customs press conference this afternoon. The 46kg of cocaine with an estimated value of $20 million was hidden in what is believed to be the sea chest near the rudder of the Maersk 43