Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Nothing to be ashamed of

The government has finally announced its (previously foreshadowed) increased contribution to the asian tsunami, and it comes to NZ$68 million - a little smaller than the NZ$100 million figure some were talking about, and nowhere near Australia's generosity, but still a substantial commitment and nothing to be ashamed of.

The tables comparing aid contributions by population and GDP have of course been updated.

The announcement also included a large amount of detail on how the money is expected to be spent, which should make it easier to check up on whether we keep our promises.