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New Zealand aid project in Fiji

New Zealand aid project in Fiji

Residents of Wainimakutu village, near Suva, Fiji, make paper by hand in a project sponsored by NZAID, a division of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The paper is produced from mulberry and other local plants and is used to package soaps and oils for the tourist industry. The income from these products supports secondary education for village children. In 2011 New Zealand's aid budget was more than $500 million, with over half spent in Pacific countries such as Fiji.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Developing a diplomatic service', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016