25 Aug 2015

McCully says Nauru aid still under consideration

1:46 pm on 25 August 2015

The New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, says he is still considering whether New Zealand should provide further aid to Nauru's justice sector.

New Zealand provides $US800,000 to Nauru to support its justice system, which is under the spotlight after four opposition MPs were charged with criminal offences following anti government protests.

180714. Photo RNZ. Foreign Minister Murray McCully talking with media about the Mayalsia Airlines MH17 flight.

180714. Photo RNZ. Foreign Minister Murray McCully talking with media about the Mayalsia Airlines MH17 flight. Photo: RNZ

Mr McCully says he wants to be satisfied that Nauru's justice sector is credible and meets international standards before he commits New Zealand to another tranche of funding.

"We're involved in a discussion at the moment to try and ascertain where things are going to track from here. Sadly the trends in the last few weeks haven't shown improvement but we remain hopeful."