By Radio New Zealand
June 15, 2017

The New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has made his first funding announcements on his three-nation Polynesia tour, committing just under $US11 million towards a submarine cable between Samoa and French Polynesia.

Speaking in Rarotonga at a press conference with Cook Island prime minister, Henry Puna, Mr English said once completed, the cable would offer a faster and cheaper link between Rarotonga and Aitutaki, which are the country's two main tourist destinations.

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