Source: Australia Network News
The New Zealand Network Against People Trafficking has been formed by ECPAT Child Alert and Hagar International.
This follows a conference on the topic late last year.
ECPAT's director Alan Bell says a growing tourism industry, soft borders and geographical positioning make Pacific nations vulnerable.
Their aim ws to stop human trafficking, before it becomes a significant issue.
"We hear stories of the islands being used as hubs for moving people through," he said.
"Also there is risk associated with the softer borders.
"The border control isn't as strong as it is here in New Zealand.
"And then there are some of the multi-national fishing and logging industries having an impact."