Pacific Scoop

ADB, New Zealand Helping Vanuatu Expand Interisland Shipping

Press Release – Joint Press Release

A fifth route is to be added to a shipping scheme in Vanuatu which is connecting remote communities by sea and boosting social activities and economic growth. The fifth route, which will go to Santo province, has completed bidding and contract … Read more »

New Zealand’s Support For Fiji’s COVID-19 Response Continues With Vaccine Delivery, Operational Support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced further support for Fiji, including funding support for nursing staff and 100,000 doses of vaccines due to arrive in country today. Our thoughts remain with Fiji during this incredibly challenging … Read more »

Quarantine-free Travel From Samoa, Tonga And Vanuatu Welcomed By Apple And Pear Industry

Press Release – NZ Apple and Pears Inc

NZ Apples and Pears Incorporated (NZAPI), the industry association representing the country’s apple, pear, and nashi growers, has welcomed the governments announcement of one-way quarantine-free travel from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, allowing the industry … Read more »

Pacific RSE Plan Should Have Come Sooner

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments plan to allow one-way quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu is the right one but should have come much sooner, says Leader of the Opposition and Nationals Pacific Peoples spokesperson … Read more »

Horticulture New Zealand Welcomes Labour Crisis Relief

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Governments announcement permitting Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, to enter New Zealand without the need for managed isolation. The decision will provide both economic relief … Read more »

Why Does Labour Always Wait Until It’s A Crisis?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Labour Party has left business owners in a state of distress for far longer than was necessary with some going to the wall or suffering from mental health problems as a result of the Government preventing workers from coming here, says ACTs … Read more »

Reverend Perema Leasi Recognised With Laneway

Press Release – Porirua City Council

To acknowledge the contribution that the late Reverend Perema Leasi made within eastern Porirua, Ixion Lane has been renamed to Perema Leasi Lane. A small blessing was held on Monday 2 August to open the new laneway. “Naming this street for … Read more »

Young Leaders And Top Training Initiatives Shine At Civil Construction Awards

Press Release – Civil Contractors NZ

Courageous young leaders and top training initiatives have been recognised at the Z Energy People Awards and Connexis Civil Industry Training Awards, held on Friday 30 July in Wellington. Hundreds of people from across the civil construction industry … Read more »

Taurite – Haka Dance Theatre Forging New Pathways For Performing Arts In Te Ao Māori

Press Release – Hawaiki Tu

Celebrated Mori performance company Hawaiki T return to the stage this September with their award-winning work Taurite . Following the runaway success of the secondary schools performances of Autaia – Haka Theatre , twenty performers are set … Read more »

12 Cook Island Women Publish A Book About Their Lives In Tokoroa

Press Release – Read NZ

A new book is being launched in Tokoroa during Cook Island Language Week. <img src=”” width=”720″ height=”720″> Te Kinakina: E Ngara I te Ngari, … Read more »