7 May 2004

Tuvalu PM slams NZ for not honouring immigration promise

9:16 am on 7 May 2004

Tuvalu's Prime Minister, claims that New Zealand is not honouring its part in a special immigration deal.

Three years ago, New Zealand agreed to take in 75 people a year from Tuvalu, which claims it is suffering from rising sea levels caused by global warming.

But Saufatu Sopo'aga says fewer than 30 per cent of the Tuvalu places in New Zealand quota, has been filled.

However, New Zealand's Immigration Minister Paul Swain says he's moving to review the scheme.