16th March 2018 RNZ

New Zealand's Foreign Minister says the government is going to put its money where its mouth is in terms of aid to the Pacific.

Winston Peters says this is the big difference between the new government's aid policy in the region compared to the previous government.

Mr Peters says the government will invest more time and resources in the economic survival and security of the Pacific, and be a "true partner" to Pacific Islanders.

He spoke to Johnny Blades about his much touted "Pacific re-set" of New Zealand's foreign policy.

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