4 Sep 2018

NZ to help fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

12:30 pm on 4 September 2018

New Zealand's government will spend $US6.6 million in the next three years on a dedicated TV channel for the Pacific.

The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a dedicated channel with New Zealand content.

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters speaks to NZ media on arrival in Nauru for the Pacific Islands Forum.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks to media in Nauru Photo: New Zealand Herald/Jason Oxenham

The foreign minister, Winston Peters, said it would improve both the production of more Pacific content, including news and current affairs.

Mr Peters said the expansion would include a training programme to support broadcasting and journalism across the region.

It will include equipment, internships and cross-regional training.