Sue Mackwell

NZ supports PNG with K35m

New Zealand High Commissioner Sue Mackwell officially signed the documents today in Port Moresby with APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko.

New Zealand was one of the first economies to support PNG’s bid to host APEC 2018.

In 2017, the New Zealand government established a NZ$8 million APEC Fund to support PNG’s host year.

“We have now completed the assessment of the first round of applications to the fund.

​NZ envoy impressed with1-Tok Kaunselin

The 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain is a telephone counselling initiative implemented by ChildFund, with funding from the New Zealand Aid program.

Ms Mackwell, who has a social work background and was involved with setting up a children’s helpline in New Zealand, asked the counsellors questions about the kinds of calls they received. Counsellors told her about the important role they play in providing counselling, safety planning and connecting clients to a range of other services across the nation.