6 Apr 2012

New Zealand donates more Fiji flood relief funds

9:03 am on 6 April 2012

The New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will provide a further 600,000 US dollars to the relief and recovery effort following severe flooding in Fiji.

This brings New Zealand's total contribution to the flood response to just under one million US dollars.

Mr McCully says 400,000 US dollars of the funding will be provided to New Zealand non-government organisations working with partners in flood affected areas.

He says the balance will be used to purchase relief supplies or services requested by Fiji.

Mr McCully says the situation in Fiji is improving as the weather clears but there is still an enormous clean up job ahead and many challenges for the people of Fiji.

He says assessments of the damage are still being carried out and further assistance may be given.