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New Zealand sends troops to help with Australian bushfires as Pacific nations offer support

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Jacinda Ardern says country ready to repay Australia for its help through a tough 2019 as Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu offer money and troopsAustralia’s neighbouring countries, including New Zealand, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, have offered support as the country continues to fight massive bushfires burning in New South Wales and Victoria.Members of the New Zealand military are en route to Australia to assist with the efforts, adding to the 157 New Zealand firefighters already deployed in Australia, some of whom have been assisting their Australian colleagues since October. Continue reading…

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Author : Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin and Kate Lyons

Publish date : 2020-01-06 00:58:30

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