15 Mar 2018

The new Pacific mission - what does it really mean?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:19 pm on 15 March 2018

Earlier this month the government promised a 're-set' in the Pacific, offering more money and more focus on improving the conditions, economically and socially. 

Foreign Minister Winston Peters called for collaboration, so New Zealand might move away from just being a financier to creating partnerships in the region. 

But how can that be done? Josie Pagani, the Director of the Council for International Development, the umbrella organisation of the country's international NGOs, discusses the issues. 

Winston Peters (centre) and Jacinda Ardern (right) in Niue.

Winston Peters (centre) and Jacinda Ardern (right) in Niue. Photo: Twitter/ Winston Peters