19 Jun 2009

Pacific people's views sought on sustainable economies

9:10 pm on 19 June 2009

Pacific people living in New Zealand are being encouraged to tell Parliament how the country can help to develop sustainable economies in the Pacific.

Parliament's foreign affairs & trade select committee is holding meetings in Auckland and Christchurch next week and asking for submissions on the issue.

Committee chair National MP John Hayes says it wants to hear the views of Pacific people here on what economic development and aid initiatives there should be for Pacific Island Forum countries.