13 Feb 2018

Cyclone Gita: Jacinda Ardern pledges aid for Tonga

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 13 February 2018

The New Zealand government has pledged an initial $50,000 to assist rescue and relief operations in cyclone battered Tonga. New Zealand responded to Cyclone Winston two years ago with one of the country's largest peacetime military deployments to the Pacific, with close to 500 personnel, two ships and six aircraft involved in delivering hundreds of tonnes of aid at a cost of more than $15 million. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins Susie Ferguson to discuss what New Zealand can do to help after Cyclone Gita.