Pacific Scoop

Online Foodbank Ramps Up For Covid-19 Response

Press Release – Salvation Army

New Zealanders have stumped up more than $850,000 in response to a call by The Salvation Army for donations to meet the growing demand on its foodbanks and the amount is climbing daily. is the worlds first online foodbank and for … Read more »

First Person: Humankind’s ‘modern Mentality To Tame’ The Environment: A Volcanologist’s View

Press Release – UN News

The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing … Read more »

UNICEF Supports Pacific Island Countries To Protect Communities Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release – UNICEF

Pacific Island countries prepare to combat outbreaks  UNICEF is supporting Pacific Island governments to help communities across the region prepare and respond to the threat faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF working together with … Read more »

Kiwi Company To Turn On The Power For Remote Tongan Islands

Press Release – Infratec

New Zealand renewable energy company Infratec and sister-company NETcon have won a joint bid to deliver solar powered electricity networks for remote outer islands in Tonga. The project will bring affordable, reliable, and clean energy to the 1000 … Read more »

New Digital Project To Connect Federated States Of MicronesiaTo Global Economic Opportunities

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2020 The World Banks Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30.8 million grant to improve the digital connectivity of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Digital Federated States of Micronesia … Read more »

Heartbreak Leads To Top Award For Playwright

Press Release – Playmarket

PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2020 is Jess Sayer for her play This Particular Room . The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new unproduced writing for the theatre. Jess also won the award for Best … Read more »

ChildFund’s Response To COVID-19 In The Pacific

Press Release – ChildFund

Supporting Kiribati one of the Pacific regions most densely-populated islands Staff on the ground in Kiribati to get important supplies and information to locals Life-saving hygiene kits and information are being disseminated to families in Kiribati … Read more »

Scientists Get First Look At Rocks Causing Slow Moving Quakes

Press Release – NIWA

An ambitious international scientific project to study New Zealands largest earthquake fault is now enabling scientists to learn more about slow slip earthquakes happening in subduction zones around the world. Two International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) … Read more »

Air New Zealand Updates International Network

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is adjusting its international network to match demand and government travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline will operate a limited international network from 30 March to 31 May 2020 to enable essential travel and … Read more »

Work Together To Keep Each Other Safe: Police Message Ahead Of Move To Covid-19 Alert Level 4

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police are releasing a multilingual message for our communities ahead of the country’s move to Covid-19 Alert level 4. Police are here to keep our communities safe and help prevent harm, but it’s more important than ever that people help us … Read more »