Pacific Scoop

Preview: Auckland Vulcans National Women’s Championship Grand Final

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Vulcans head to Trusts Stadium in west Auckland this Saturday looking to pick up their first ever national title at women’s level, when they take on Upper Central in the National Women’s Championship Grand Final. The Vulcans qualified through … Read more »

Public Voting Open For Pandemic-resilient Business Award

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

Judges for the Sustainable Business Awards have announced five finalists for the Resilience in Crisis Award. The winner will be chosen by public vote. The new Resilience in Crisis Award has been created to recognise business resilience in the face of … Read more »

After Nearly A Decade Away, La Niña Weather System Is Back…

Press Release – UN News

Many will be familiar with El Nio the ocean-warming phenomenon that affects global weather patterns but how about La Nia, which is linked to cooler sea temperatures? According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), La Nia … Read more »

Auckland 16s And 18s Named For Southern Matches

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland representative U18 and U16 sides have been named for Saturday’s matches against their Southern Zone counterparts at Mount Smart Stadium. In total 10 Auckland Rugby League clubs are represented across the two playing groups. CLICK HERE TO WATCH … Read more »

Greater Coastal Erosion Protection On The Way For SH1 At Katiki Beach, North Otago

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $3 million contract for work to manage coastal erosion affecting State Highway 1 alongside Katiki Beach, North Otago. The contract has been awarded to Downer NZ. The beach is north of Palmerston and Shag … Read more »

NZ, Australia And Pacific – Joint Call For More Aid To The Pacific Post COVID

Press Release – Council for International Development

Aid agencies and community organisations from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific have called on their governments to increase aid to deal with the devastating impact of COVID lockdowns in the region. The joint statement was delivered at Day 1 of the … Read more »

Research To Investigate Systemic Drivers Of Māori Cannabis And Methamphetamine Use

Press Release – Health Research Council

A Kaupapa Mori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Mori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngpuhi, Ngti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu). The Hohua Tutengaehe … Read more »

One Love Festival Wins Favourite Event At New Zealand Event Awards 2020

Press Release – One Love

Auckland, October 28 Last night, the One Love Festival and Pato Entertainment took out New Zealands Favourite Event at the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards. An incredible feat for the festival and the hardworking team who have created a reputable … Read more »

Sonny Bill Williams & Craig Foster Call On Australian Government To Accept NZ Offer To Resettle Refugees On Nauru & PNG

Press Release – Amnesty International

Sporting legends Sonny Bill Williams and Craig Foster call on the Australian Government to accept NZ’s offer to resettle refugees still stuck offshore for more than seven years All Black and NRL superstar, Sonny Bill Williams, and former Socceroo, Craig … Read more »

Auckland Marathon Attracts Top Kiwi Road Running Talent

Press Release – ASB Auckland Marathon

  Race records may well be under threat when strong fields line up in the ASB Auckland Marathon events this Sunday, with a host of New Zealands leading athletes heading to the City of Sails to take it to the streets, with many motivated … Read more »