Pacific Scoop

Conservation Efforts to Preserve Life Below Water

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Suva, Fiji A new initiative designed to support marine ecotourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 was launched today, marking a new era in marine conservation. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation in partnership with Beqa Adventure Divers … Read more »

Should We Regulate the Digital Economy?

Press Release – APEC

Online platforms that are changing the business landscape and driving growth often play by a different rulebook. Read more »

Restaurant Brands takeover offer ‘compelling’, First NZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Finaccess Capital’s $881.5 million offer for three-quarters of Restaurant Brands New Zealand is a compelling price, says First NZ Capital. Read more »

Beyond aid – Changing our relationship with the Pacific

Press Release – Council for International Development

Government, community and business leaders from New Zealand and across the Pacific will gather in Wellington to help reset the relationship between New Zealand and the Pacific. Read more »

Treasure found on Northland beach

Press Release – NIWA

A chance find by a woman walking on a Northland beach is now helping scientists learn more about mako sharks. Clare Veltman was walking Te Araroa the 3000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Recently, while on Ninety Mile Beach, she spotted … Read more »

Announcement of new Ambassador to Timor Leste

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced the appointment of diplomat Philip Hewitt as Ambassador to Timor-Leste today. Read more »

Auckland Man Helps Fly Aid to Quake-Ravaged Indonesian City

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Auckland Man Helps Fly Aid to Quake-Ravaged Indonesian City Six years ago, Max Longdill often saw military planes flying at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland as he drove past to and from Westlake Boys High School. A few days ago, he came back … Read more »

PM Morrison must act now to stop escalating Nauru crisis

Press Release – Amnesty International

With the critical situation on Nauru deteriorating even further, Amnesty International is calling on Australian Prime Minister Morrison to show leadership and urgently bring all refugees and asylum seekers to Australia. Read more »

PM O’Neill to Finance Ministers: Accelerate Breakthroughs

Press Release – APEC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 18 October 2018 Against the backdrop of rising trade and debt risk, finance ministers from APEC member economies convened this week in Port Moresby to determine policy measures for ensuring growth in the changing … Read more »

Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow, aims to set agenda for change A 2-day hui to explore what an alternative and progressive trade strategy should look like starts tomorrow morning at 9am at the Fale Pasifika at Auckland University, … Read more »