New Zealand's Deputy High Commissioner in Samoa says an announcement more Government assistance for the tsunami recovery in Samoa is imminent.
The death toll in Samoa stands at 143 after a magnitude 8.0 quake triggered a tsunami in the Pacific on 29 September. At least 33 people died in American Samoa and nine died in Tonga.
New Zealand has already given $2 million and other aid to Samoa following the tsunami.
Deputy High Commissioner David Dolphin says an announcement will be made soon about substantial Government funding.
He says the 150-strong New Zealand contingent in Samoa which comprises Defence Force personnel, medical staff and others will be reduced within the next fortnight.