Send Money Pacific Launch – New Zealand 09

On Saturday March 21st, 2009, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (MPIA) Minister Georgina Te Heuheu and DMA launched www.sendmoneypacific.org in New Zealand at Auckland’s Otara Markets.

Mrs te HeuHeu emphasised the importance of remittances to the Pacific:“Pacific people remitting money from New Zealand and Australia play an important part in supporting sustainable economic development in many Pacific Island countries,”.

The joint AusAID and NZAID venture was demonstrated at the markets by MPIA and DMA to members of many Pacific island communities. English, Samoan andTongan language leaflets for several NZ remittance corridors were also given out to community members on the day.

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