The Niue Premier has told a regional meeting in Auckland that more trust needs to be applied in relationships between donors, aid organisations and Pacific nations.
Toke Talagi is attending regional talks ahead of next year's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
The talks are looking at disaster situations in particular because of their high frequency in the Pacific.
Mr Talagi says resilience needs to be built up before disaster strikes.
He also says communication between disaster aid providers and recipients needs to improve.
"All that trust really should have been built up well before disaster occurs so everybody knows what everybody is doing. Disaster plans we prepare. We prepare with funds from donor organisations. You would expect that they wouldn't come in and say you've got to do it again."
The Niue Premier, Toke Talagi.