NZ Defence minister on tour

New Zealand's Minister of Defence Ron Mark was accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony during his arrival at the Nausori Airport this morning. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

New Zealand's Minister of Defence Ron Mark was accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony during his arrival at the Nausori Airport this morning. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Update: 3:05PM THE New Zealand Minister of Defence, Ron Mark and the Vice Chief of Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal, Kevin Short with Veterans and NZDF Personnel arrived at the Nausori International Airport earlier this morning.

The team was welcomed with a traditional ceremony upon their arrival at the hanger.

Mr Mark will be received by the Fiji Chief of Navy followed by a tour of the Naval Base tomorrow.

He will also be officiating at the unveiling of the Laucala Bay monument at the University of the South Pacific followed by a reception at the New Zealand High Commissioner Residence.