World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Minister McCully Visits Tokelau Office

Minister McCully Visits Tokelau Office

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully visited the Tokelau Office in Apia while in Samoa to meet Prime Minister Tuilaepa, ahead of this year’s Pacific Islands Forum in the Marshall Islands.

Minister McCully visited the Tokelau Operations compound at Savalalo before taking some time to see the PB Matua. The PB Matua runs fortnightly services to Tokelau from Apia. The Minister ended his visit by meeting staff at the Tokelau Offices situated in the SNPF Plaza.

“The visit is a valuable opportunity for the Minister to see first-hand the New Zealand funded ship and the Tokelau operations in Samoa. New Zealand provides a substantial amount to Tokelau’s annual budget and development support so it is important that the Minister gets a feel of how New Zealand’s commitment to Tokelau is bringing positive results to its people,” says Joe Suveinakama, the General Manager of the Tokelau Office in Apia.

Tokelau’s Minister of Education, Faafetai Taumanu welcomed Minister McCully at the Tokelau Office and encouraged him in regard to the Government of New Zealand’s commitment for a new vessel to support the people of Tokelau.

“Minister McCully conveyed to Minister Taumanu the importance of prioritizing the completion of the new schools and hospital to support the children of Tokelau and its communities. He was also keen to see how national issues such as water and fisheries can be addressed at regional level and beyond,” says Suveinakama.

Next year Samoa will host the third Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, with over 3000 delegates from around the world.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gaza.Scoop: Another Israeli Attack On A Hospital

Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70. More>>

ALSO:

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>

Papua New Guinea: Indonesian Troops Fire On PNG Soldiers Along Border

Indonesian troops have opened fire on a PNG Defence Force border patrol, increasing further tension at the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. The flare-up at the border compelled the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration to summon the Indonesian ... More>>

World News: Internet Well On Way To 3 Billion Users - UN Telecom Agency

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them from the developing world – with mobile-broadband ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news