26 Jul 2004

New Zealand trade mission now in PNG

10:52 am on 26 July 2004

The New Zealand trade delegation touring the Pacific is now in Papua New Guinea for three days of talks.

The trade negotiations minister, Jim Sutton, who led the group during five-days in Fiji, has left for WTO talks in Geneva.

And as Koro Vaka'uta reports from Port Moresby the 16-strong team is now led by Labour Party MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.

"Today the delegation will hear from Mike Manning, the head of the Institute for National Affairs before visiting local businesses and attending a parliamentary luncheon hosted by the trade minister Paul Tiensten. Tomorrow, Luamanavao will meet five Papua New Guinea cabinet ministers in an effort to get a clearer picture of what trade opportunities exist in the country."