PIF meeting

Jacinda Ardern defends travelling separately to Nauru for PIF meeting

The main New Zealand delegation, including Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and a media contingent, arrived in Nauru for the Forum on Monday.

Ardern will be travelling to the Micronesia island on Wednesday in the same Air Force plane, which will have to return to New Zealand to pick her up.

The prime minister could not go for the longer period as her 11-week-old daughter, Neve, is too young to be given the appropriate vaccinations for the trip and, thus, could not travel with her.

PNG calls for collective regional approach from Pacific

In presenting the opening remarks on behalf of the PNG Delegation at a PIPs meeting which is currently being convened in Nadi, Fiji from February 8 to 10, Aisi said this is consistence with the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.

 Aisi said as current Chair of the Forum, PNG considers the decisions at Denarau last year as paramount to the continued active engagement with the United States.