Audio & Images: Clark Pre-Pacific Forum Q&A

Published: Mon 24 Oct 2005 03:00 PM
Scoop Foreign Correspondent
NZ PM Helen Clark Answers Pre-Pacific Islands Forum Questions
Report from Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons – Images By Jason Dorday
This morning Helen Clark began the day with a breakfast with The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry business leaders during which she delivered an address on the Pacific Plan, the centerpiece issue at this year's Pacific Island forum.
After the address she answered questions from the audience.
Among the issues covered were:
- Oil & Gas
- Indigenous entrepreneurship
- NGO criticism of the Pacific Plan consultation process
- Labour mobility for seasonal work
Listen to the Q (12 mins)
Ms Clark then held a meeting with Host Country Prime Minister Michael Somare.
The Prime Minister presented Prime Minister Somare with a gift from New Zealand and after her meeting held a brief standup press conference with the NZ media contingent.
Among the issues covered were:
- NZ's relationship with PNG
- NGO criticism of the Pacific Plan consultation process
- Labour mobility for seasonal work
- New Foreign Minister Winston Peters
Listen to the standup press conference (7 mins)
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