Two men deported from Australia landed in Christchurch in the past two months, stepping foot on New Zealand soil for the first time.
One man, Fofoa I Vaoese Toese Pei, was born in Samoa. He isn't fully aware of how he qualifies as a New Zealand citizen.
The other, Arona Pere, was born in the Cook Islands, and has been sent to New Zealand because of the New Zealand citizenship that comes with that.
They are part of a growing list of people being deported from Australia to New Zealand.
Mr Toese Pei moved to Australia from Samoa when he was 10-years-old.