Michael Greenslade - PT&I Trade Commissioner
Well, Christmas time has rolled around again and it is that time to thank all our clients for their goodwill and partnership throughout the year.<!--more-->
PT&I have had a challenging year in New Zealand and we wish to acknowledge the support we have received from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Team in Suva in particular Shiu Raj, the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade team in Auckland and Wellington and our other Partner Agencies working in the Pacific.
As in all years there have been the usual comings and goings and we would like to acknowledge the role played by former Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade in leading the PIFS and we are delighted to have his presence in Auckland where we hope to catch up with him on a regular basis.
We would also like to welcome Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor to her role and we look forward to meeting her formally in the New Year in New Zealand and introducing her to her new Wontok.
It has been a very busy lead up to Christmas for me getting an understanding of the new job I have accepted. As with all roles there are challenges but I am loving every minute of it!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Auckland team and wish our extended whanau Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Above all enjoy your holidays and that special time with family.