Pasifika community delighted with big foreign aid boost
A Pacific community leader says the Pasifika community will be delighted by the government's new aid focus on the region. Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced there'll be a big boost to aid programmes in next week's Budget. It will increase by about $700 million over four years - that's an increase of almost a third. Tino Pereira told RNZ reporter Craig McCulloch it's news the Pacific community has long been waiting to hear.