Pacific Scoop

New Zealand’s One-year-olds To Live Through Up To Five Times As Many Heatwaves And Droughts As Their Grandparents

Press Release – Save the Children New Zealand

New research into the frequency of climate-induced disasters reveals Kiwi kids could face up to five times as many heatwaves and four times as many droughts compared to older generations, unless drastic action to curb emissions is taken. Launched … Read more »

One-way Quarantine Free Travel Dates Confirmed For RSE Scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As part of a programme of work to reopen our borders and reconnect with the world, the Government has announced quarantine free commencement dates for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga, Agriculture Minister Damien … Read more »

Huge Boost For Local Growers As Genoese Pesto Moves To Source All Basil In NZ

Press Release – Genoese Pesto

Horowhenua, 27 September 2021 – New Zealands number one pesto retail brand has moved to source all its basil onshore, exponentially increasing the basil-growing industry and helping sustain it through the challenge of COVID-19 Lockdowns as well … Read more »

Fijian Community Launches New Book For Language Week

Press Release – Read NZ

A unique book celebrating language and culture is being launched in Wellington during Fijian Language Week, October 3 9. <img src=”” width=”583″ height=”720″> Voqa ni Veisemati: Vola Italanoa … Read more »

Why A World Free From Nuclear Weapons Is Worth Fighting For

Opinion – International Committee of the Red Cross

By Clementine Rendle, Regional Legal Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross Snow isnt something we picture when we think of Pacific Island countries, with their stretches of crystal-clear water, warm sand and palm trees. But as ash … Read more »

Rotarians Help Out Stranded Tongan Olympic Team

Press Release – Rotary Club of Cashmere

When Past President of the Cashmere Rotary Club, Gordon Hooper heard of the plight of the stranded Tongan Olympic team in Christchurch, plans were soon underway to organise a collection for them. This has been a great success, with people from many … Read more »

Workshop On Approaches And Tools To Support Revitalisation Of Land Purchase Cooperatives Held

Press Release – Solomon Islands MAL

A workshop that introduced and demonstrated approaches and tools relevant to supporting revitalisation of the Land Purchase Cooperatives (LPCs) in Solomon Islands was held recently. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Immigration, … Read more »

Malaita Farmers Educated On Biosecurity Export Protocols

Press Release – Solomon Islands MAL

Biosecurity Solomon Islands of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has delivered eye opening presentations to farmers in Malaita Province on Biosecurity export procedures to meeting requirements of international markets. Biosecurity Chief … Read more »

Tuvalu Language Revival And COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu 2021 – Tuvalu Language Week moves online due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. However it is a timely reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of … Read more »

World Leaders Commit To Tackling Global Hunger, Climate Change And Biodiversity Loss At Historic UN Food Systems Summit

Press Release – UN Department of Global Communications

More than 150 countries made commitments to transform their food systems, while championing greater participation and equity, especially amongst farmers, women, youth and indigenous groups September 23, 2021, NEW YORK The first ever UN Food … Read more »