2 Oct 2006

NZ developer secures land in Samoa near Apia for resort including man made island

5:54 am on 2 October 2006

.A New Zealand developer has secured the lease of government land near Apia for a seaside resort that includes a man-made island.

Developer Gordon Taylor has spent several years in difficult negotiations with government for lease of the land at Taumeasina. .

After the signing of the 80 year lease, Taylor promised to build a hotel better than the famous Aggie Grey's or any other in the country,

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Faumuina Liuga, signed for Government.

Mr Taylor said he was part Samoan and also has Tongan blood.