Pacific Scoop

NZ Govt Acts As Advocate For Fishing Industry At International Meeting

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Press release from Deepsea Conservation Coalition New Zealand members: ECO, Greenpeace, Forest & Bird, Legasea, Our Seas Our Future, WWF – New Zealand Read more »

New Zealand’s Turn For The Worse On Financial Transparency

Press Release – Tax Justice

New Zealand, along with Japan, has made the largest turn for the worse between 2018 and 2020 among 133 countries on the Index of Financial Security released today by the Tax Justice Network. The change is in the Index’s category of Integrity of Tax … Read more »

Pacific-inspired Fashion Exhibition Comes To Canterbury

Press Release – Canterbury Museum

  Award-winning garments by a talented Christchurch teen will be among the Pacific-inspired looks on show at Canterbury Museums new exhibition, opening on Saturday, 22 February. Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now features a linen … Read more »

Paddlers Battle On The Water At The 2020 Takapuna Beach Cup

Press Release – Takapuna Beach Cup

The Takapuna Beach Cup 2020 started Friday the 14th with a beautiful valentines day, the sun was shining and just a light breeze, great conditions for our International crews to test out the Takapuna waters. Saturday brought a lot more challenging conditions … Read more »

Manatua Consortium Confirms Cable Lay Operations Complete

Press Release – Cook Islands Government

Groundbreaking 3600km cable successfully deployed across South Pacific on time Landings in Tahiti & Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Rarotonga & Aitutaki in Cook Islands; Niue and Samoa Successfully Completed Unique international collaboration … Read more »

Treaty Of Waitangi Settlements, Māori Entrepreneurship To Be Discussed

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

This week, a delegation from the congress of New Caledonia is visiting New Zealand. Congress president, Roch Wamytan is leading the delegation. Priorities for the visit include gaining an understanding of Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Mori entrepreneurship, … Read more »

Concentration Of CO2 Hits 416 Ppm – highest EVER daily average, but it still wont be breaking news

Article – Common Dreams – Jessica Corbett

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high Monday, a reading from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that elicited fresh calls from climate activists and scientists for the international community … Read more »

The Full Auckland Fringe Programme Is Now Live!

Press Release – Auckland Fringe Festival

The Auckland Fringe festival kicks off on 25 February with a full programme packed with more than 70 events happening over the 12-day festival. In the mix is something for everyone, with 46 of world premieres across 26 of spaces, from both local and … Read more »

Deep Sea Coral Protection At Stake As Fisheries Meeting Starts

Press Release – Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

The New Zealand Governments defence of our destructive bottom trawling industry at the expense of ocean protection will be put to the test at a regional fisheries meeting starting this week. The 2020 South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management … Read more »

2020 Cohort Of Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award Grantees

Press Release – Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 11 February, 2020 — Fulbright New Zealand is proud to announce the 2020 cohort of Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award Grantees. Representing six different universities and research institutions in New Zealand, each scholar … Read more »