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McCully to visit Fiji

February 29, 2016 12:11 am

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully will visit Fiji today to discuss the response to Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston with the Fiji Government and look at how New Zealand can support recovery efforts.

McCully says the damage to property, and loss of life caused by Cyclone Winston in parts of Fiji is almost unprecedented in the Pacific.

He says NZs total contribution to the relief effort now stands at FJ$3.2 millionwhile New Zealand Defence Force assets and personnel are helping to deliver supplies and repair damage to critical infrastructure.

More than 300 engineers, medics and support staff are heading to Fiji, which was devastated by Cyclone Winston a week ago.

The HMNZS Canterbury is transporting 37 vehicles, including three helicopters, for its month-long mission.

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McCully to visit Fiji

February 15, 2016 12:33 am

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully will meet in Suva this week with Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

According to Scope Parliament Independent News this will be his first visit to Suva since the 2014 elections.

It is an opportunity for the two minister’s to discuss the ongoing re-engagement including regional issues, trade, and our aid and development programme.

Part of the trip is to visit Koronivia Agriculture Station where New Zealand is looking to support an upgrade to help boost Fiji’s agricultural sector.

McCully will also meet with Opposition representatives and Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General Dame Meg Taylor.

Fiji is New Zealand’s largest trading partner in the Pacific and a growing number of New Zealand businesses are active here