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RNZ, 20th October 2018

The message that Pacific people affected by climate change would rather stay in their homes than become refugees in New Zealand was reiterated by a panel at Canterbury University on Thursday.

The panel in Christchurch discussed New Zealand's response to Pacific climate change, and how the country would potentially accommodate climate change refugees.

One panel member, the New Zealand Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson, said the government takes Pacific climate change and its response to it very seriously.

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