24 Feb 2011

Pacific Islanders in Christchurch safe after quake

3:08 pm on 24 February 2011

Papua New Guinea's High Commission in Wellington says all PNG nationals in Christchurch they are aware of have been accounted for and are safe.

Samoa's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Apia says it has had no requests for help.

A spokesperson says Samoan students at the University of Canterbury have been contacted, and are all fine.

The Cook Islands High Commission has also not had any requests for help.

Foreign Affairs in Honiara has received no information about Solomon Islanders in Christchurch, but is expecting to hear this afternoon.

The Tuvalu Consulate says there is a small Tuvalu community of about 10 families in the area and they are all fine.

Tonga's High Commission says it has received no reports of anyone from the community missing, and it has had contact from students who are well and safe.

Fiji's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says no Fiji nationals are among the dead listed so far.