New Zealand’s refugee quota will be raised to 1500, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
It was previously 1000, after being increased by the National-led Government from 750 in 2016.
"It is the right thing to do," said Ms Ardern.
"It puts New Zealand much more in line with the humanitarian policies of other developed countries."
The new quota will take effect from July 2020.
Yesterday, Ms Ardern told media she wanted to see the current quota increased but a sticking point has been the vastly different policy positions of Labour's Government partners.
Labour pledged to raise the quota to 1500 and the Green Party aimed for a quota of 5000.
Earlier this month NZ First's Winston Peters told media in Nauru that the focus needed to be on New Zealanders struggling at home.
"We have 50,000 people who are homeless back home and I can show you parts of Northland where people are living in degradation," Mr Peters said, while being questioned at the Pacific Islands' Forum.
National's Simon Bridges said yesterday if the refugee quota was lower than 1500 it would be a demonstration of "Winston Peters undermining the Prime Minister".
"If you look at the Prime Minister's rhetoric she's made great play about being a globalist, a progressive with soaring rhetoric on these issues.
"It's all very well to do the photo ops, the international pieces, but when you've got important questions like this back home that... [are] now are up in the air because of a lack of unanimity and cohesion."