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NZ PM Helen Clark Answers Pre-Pacific Islands Forum Questions

Report from Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons – Images By Jason Dorday

This morning Helen Clark began the day with a breakfast with The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry business leaders during which she delivered an address on the Pacific Plan, the centerpiece issue at this year's Pacific Island forum.

After the address she answered questions from the audience.

Among the issues covered were:
- Oil & Gas
- Indigenous entrepreneurship
- NGO criticism of the Pacific Plan consultation process
- Labour mobility for seasonal work

Listen to the Q&A (12 mins)

Ms Clark then held a meeting with Host Country Prime Minister Michael Somare.

The Prime Minister presented Prime Minister Somare with a gift from New Zealand and after her meeting held a brief standup press conference with the NZ media contingent.

Among the issues covered were:
- NZ's relationship with PNG
- NGO criticism of the Pacific Plan consultation process
- Labour mobility for seasonal work
- New Foreign Minister Winston Peters

Listen to the standup press conference (7 mins)


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