Story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

A tractor for Fiji

A tractor for Fiji

New Zealand's high commissioner to Fiji, John Grace (left), and Fiji's minister for home affairs, lands and mineral resources, Ratu William Toganivalu, watch as a driver tries out a tractor given to Fiji by New Zealand in February 1972. The tractor, ditch digger and mangrove clearance blade were to be used in the Ravi Ravi mangrove reclamation scheme on the coast of Viti Levu north of Lautoka. In this era much of New Zealand's aid was in the form of technical equipment and assistance.

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John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Increasing aid, 19th century to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012