Ardern kicks of first Pacific trip with visit to Samoa
The government has kicked off what it calls the "Pacific reset" with Jacinda Ardern beginning her first trip to the region as Prime Minister. It comes after Foreign Minister Winston Peters promised to boost aid and embark on a new strategy with New Zealand's Pacific neighbours. Mr Peters will accompany Jacinda Ardern for the week long trip which visits Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands. RNZ political reporter Mei Heron is in Samoa with the Prime Minister. She speaks about the importance of the visit.