3 Feb 2010

NZ suspends forestry scholarship for PNG women

2:09 pm on 3 February 2010

The donor agency, NZAID, has suspended 25 agricultural scholarships for women in Papua New Guinea because their college has not met reporting requirements or acquitted previous funding.

Last week, NZAID announced the scholarships, which are described as a centrepiece of New Zealand development assistance to PNG had been suspended at the Timber and Forestry Training College.

New Zealand's deputy high commissioner, Rebecca Lineham, says the decision only affects the 25 recipients at the college and other institutions appear on target to meet the full quota of 230 scholarships this year.