Your Name wrote:
I thought there was an avenue for long term residents to appeal or dispensation or something
New Zealanders are being advised to "return to New Zealand" to appeal or risk being picked up and taken to an immigration detention centre. It'd be a tough decision to make that one - off to Christmas island or go to New Zealand and be unlikely to be let back in to your home country.
Also agree that the refugees shouldn't be in with those being deported. But the place is being run by Serco and all NZers probably know their history...