13 Nov 2023

Tuvalu PM tries to secure treaties before country submerged under water

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 13 November 2023

Tuvalu's Prime Minister is throwing everything he can at securing treaties with neighbours - including exploring options with Aotearoa - before his country is submerged under water.

Australia has announced a treaty which offers permanent residency to Tuvaluans.

Kausea Natano now wants to secure similar treaty arrangements with New Zealand.

RNZ Pacific's Lydia Lewis reports from Rarotonga.