TOKELAU TO GET $34 MILLION FROM NEW ZEALAND

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (NiuFM News, Feb. 4, 2008) - Work on two new schools and a hospital in Tokelau have been put on hold until a meeting between the new head of the island and officials in New Zealand, later this month.

The new ulu, Pio Tuia, says they're happy with the NZ$43.1 million [US$34.2 million] that New Zealand is willing to offer them and can't wait for their new projects to begin.

But he says they want the green light from officials here before they go ahead with the building plans. (Listen)

The meeting is expected to take place in two weeks.

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