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$700mil set a side for Pacific aid

By Online News - Rereātea

The government has made a pre-budget announcement of more than $700 million to go towards overseas aid.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the money will be primarily set aside for the Pacific region as a response to climate change and other emergencies.

It'll also support youth across the region with access to health services, education and training.

Budget 2018 will be announced next Thursday.