John Key returns home from Pacific Island Forum

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New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has just returned home from the Pacific Island Forum held in Micronesia.
The Pacific Islands Forum is an organisation that aims to enhance cooperation between the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
This year representatives from 16 Pacific countries met, including New Zealand and Australia.
However, Fijian leader Frank Bainimarama’s refused to go.
He’s boycotted the event since 2009, saying New Zealand and Australia don’t belong there as they are “not Pacific Islanders”.
Climate change was a hot topic. Leaders discussed rising sea levels and disaster management.

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  1. The PM also announced a $10m 5-year sport development project for Pacific children. For what the Forum’s and NZ’s climate stance and decisions mean to small vulnerable Pacific countries like Tuvalu, have a read of this article http://wp.me/p4edX3-2tb. Children are our future, keep up the great work Rachel 🙂

  2. But what about the islanders that live in New Zealand, like Tongans, Cook islanders, Nuieans & Samoans are they allowed to go where Micronesia.

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