NZ foreign minister standing firm on withholding tourism aid to Tonga


New Zealand’s foreign minister says he will keep withholding tourism funding to Tonga until a plane gifted by China is certified by what he calls a ’respected international authority’ – despite China insisting it is safe.

In July, New Zealand suspended US$8 million in tourism aid to Tonga amid safety concerns with the domestic MA60 aircraft, and has issued a travel advisory for New Zealanders using it.

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