10 Apr 2014

New Zealand plans second aid flight to Solomons

1:09 pm on 10 April 2014

The New Zealand government is preparing to send a further aid flight to Solomon Islands tomorrow.

The Foreign Minister Murray McCully says assessments have reinforced the need to fly additional supplies to help support the relief effort after the severe flooding on Guadalcanal.

He says this will be the second New Zealand defence force flight and will carry relief supplies and technical experts to assist with recovery work being carried out by the Solomon Islands government.

The New Zealand government's financial contribution to the flood relief effort now totals about 1.4 million US dollars.