7 Jul 2017

Tuvalu PM seeks to expand Pacific employment schemes in NZ

From , 3:04 pm on 7 July 2017

Tuvalu's prime minister says he would like to see the sectors of employment available to his people in New Zealand expanded.

Enele Sopoaga has been in New Zealand for a Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme conference in Blenheim.

Tuvalu provides seasonal workers to New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture sectors but Mr Sopoaga says he would like this to change with more opportunity for skilled workers and more benefit to Tuvalu.

Mr Sopoaga told Dominic Godfrey the RSE scheme has been important to Tuvalu over the years but he'd like to see it grow.