26 Nov 2015

More deportees arrive from Australia

8:50 pm on 26 November 2015

Another 11 deportees from Australia have arrived at Auckland Airport.

The charter plane on Christmas Island waiting to take the New Zealand detainees home tomorrow.

A charter plane waiting to take detainees to New Zealand (file). Photo: RNZ / John Campbell

They were being met this afternoon by police and Corrections staff, a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the men would go through the same process as the 12 deportees who arrived last week, under Australia's new law on deporting non-citizens with certain criminal convictions.

Police, Corrections, Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation, and other agencies would continue to work together to manage these arrivals.

Others were returning individually on commercial flights this week, the spokesperson said.

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