11 May 2018

Moves are afoot to refocus maritime aid spend in the Pacific

From , 5:03 am on 11 May 2018

New Zealand Defence Force aircraft are spending hundreds of expensive hours every year looking for missing fishing boats and ferries in the Pacific.

While there are moves afoot to improve maritime safety in the region, some say it's time for a total rethink on where aid money is going.

Dominic Godfrey reports.

An Air Force Hercules on its way to Fua’amotu airport with supplies.

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller