The Kiwi composers decided the only way they could help the "horrific" situation is by raising awareness.
Kelvin Davis read all the information for the toughest decision of his political career. But when quizzed on the one-hour Karel Sroubek call, he changed tack.
"Much of what has been said about me and my circumstances does not present the true picture," he says.
Karl Sroubek was subject for deportation after entering the country under a false identity, but has been granted residency.
"Someone with this kind of offending to their name would usually be a quite straight forward deportation," she said.
Refugees are having to wait months for support services, the New Zealand Myanmar Ethnics Council says.
NZ First's convention was nothing less than failed leadership on Peter's part, writes our columnist.
The proposal would include a commitment to respect freedom of religion, legal sexual preferences, gender equality and the right to consume alcohol.
NZ First passed a remit to introduce a Respecting New Zealand Values Bill for migrants and refugees at the party's annual conference over the weekend.
The National Party leader says Winston Peters is trying to distract from the "dysfunction junction" that is the Government.
It comes after Immigration New Zealand granted the US whistle-blower a visa this morning.
Manning, a former army intelligence analyst best-known for leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks.