Deported New Zealander back in PNG

11:07 am on 9 August 2017

A New Zealand man deported from Papua New Guinea two months ago has returned to the country this week.

Douglas Tennent

Douglas Tennent Photo: Supplied / Facebook

Doug Tennent, who is a Catholic lay missionary and lawyer, was forcibly deported in June despite a court stay on the deportation.

Mr Tennent had been providing advice to the Archbishop of Rabaul, Francesco Panfilo, particularly over concerns involving West Pomio landowners and the huge multi-national logger and oil palm operator, Rimbunan Hijau.

The church had fought strenuously to have Mr Tennent allowed back into the country and Archbishop Panfilo said the church agreed to drop legal action over the deportation in exchange for him promptly getting a new visa.

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