READING unlocks the future and the New Zealand High Commission is doing exactly that for Fiji's children.
The commission yesterday gave 30 books by well-known New Zealand authors who inspired many people, not only in the Pacific but around the world, to the Suva City Library.
Trade Commissioner Peter Lund said reading at an early age helped develop children.
"We are very pleased with the relationship that Fiji and NZ have shared," he said. "We have been doing this for the past years. Reading should be encouraged among all our children."
Suva City Council special administrator Chandu Umaria said the contribution was timely because it would enhance and improve the children's library.
He said the council's services were free and that such contributions by the commission would boost the library's services.
"This assistance enables the council to uplift the image of the library and its services," Mr Umaria said.