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MICHAEL FIELD NZ Stuff.co.nz Last updated 07:32 08/02/2012
An overstayer whose family island was destroyed by phosphate mining has been refused refugee status in New Zealand despite claiming he faces abuse and torture in Fiji whose citizenship he holds.
Most of the phosphate taken from Banaba (formally Ocean Island) between the world wars ended up on New Zealand farms and its 703 people were forc…
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