7 Jul 2016

RNZAF gets emergency flour to Niue's bakers

5:27 pm on 7 July 2016

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Hercules aircraft has delivered emergency flour supplies to Niue.

The Hercules was on a flight to Tonga to deliver material for the Tropic Twilight military exercise which is just getting underway.

The diversion came after local bakers had reportedly gone without flour for a week.

Niue has been experiencing delays in its shipping services for two months.

RNZAF HERCULES in the Pacific

RNZAF HERCULES in the Pacific Photo: supplied