Niue donates to Canterbury quake fund

6:01 pm on 27 October 2010

Niue has donated almost $60,000 to the Canterbury Earthquake Fund.

The region was badly damaged in the 7.1 magnitude quake on 4 September.

Associate Finance Minister Simon Power says the donation of $59,000 was presented to him on the eve of a meeting of the Pacific Forum Economic Ministers in Niue.

The Premier of Niue, Toke Talagi, says he was humbled but delighted to be able to make such a donation.

Mr Talagi says the people of Niue have a close affinity with New Zealand and wanted to help Cantabrians as they recover from the quake.

Mr Power says Niue's gesture is extremely generous coming from such a small population in the Pacific.