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Kiwis unhappy about Christmas Island. The riots at Christmas Island were barely a blip on the radar in question time in Canberra yesterday, but the controversy caused a raucous argument in New Zealand's parliament, with Labour members walking out after Prime Minister John Key said: "What the Labour Party is saying is 'to hell with the rest of New Zealanders -- these people should be put on a commercial aircraft and dispatched to New Zealand'. Well, you back the rapists, and I'll back New Zealand." According to this report from Channel 3 news, the Kiwis are divided on what is happening at the centre and whether or not they want the detainees back at all: