9 Sep 2015

NZ increases aid to the Pacific

3:22 pm on 9 September 2015

New Zealand has announced it is increasing its aid to the Pacific by an additional NZ$100 million over the next three years.

The Prime Minister John Key says this will take the total aid commitment to the region over the three years to nearly a billion New Zealand dollars.

He made the announcement at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Port Moresby.

He says New Zealand is a Pacific nation and it is committed to working with its closest neighbours to develop their economies and build a prosperous and stable region.