Helping New Zealand MPs become more familiar with Pacific issues is part of the reason the government is bringing up to 70 younger politicians from around the region to Wellington in April.
It is one of the outcomes of a 2010 review on New Zealand's relationship with the Pacific, which called for stronger links between leaders in this country and the island nations.
The chair of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence select committee, John Hayes, says it will also be an opportunity for younger island MPs to network with colleagues from other Pacific countries.
"So we thought that to facilitate early on in people's careers stronger linkages with the region would help in two ways. It would help our understanding of Pacific issues. It may help those people who come from the region to develop networks, and hopefully as well as strengthening New Zealand's ties with the region it will also strengthen the region's ability to work more closely with each other."
The chair of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence select committee, John Hayes