Pacific Scoop

Better late than never: Pacific culture events reboot

Press Release – Pacific Dance Festival

In the wake of the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival and the final day of Polyfest following the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Pacific Dance Festival is proud to offer supporters and people of Pacific heritage the chance to celebrate this strong … Read more »

Tonga: Third operation to support economic resilience

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019The World Banks Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million grant for the last in a series of three operations that are supporting the government of Tonga to improve the management of public finances, … Read more »

Fiji’s trade roadshow in NZ

Press Release – Pacific Periscope

The Auckland-based Fiji Trade Commission hosted a successful three-day Fiji road show in New Zealand this month, with more than 200 potential investors present at the events in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. Read more »

Tower turns to 1H profit, lifts FY guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tower turned to a profit in the first half of the year and lifted its full-year guidance as gross written premiums rose and claims costs fell. Read more »

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Join us for the first of our Double Talk lunchtime conversations as Double Take curator Ane Tonga speaks with Nick Netzler and Sean Mallon. Tonga and Netzler share an interest in the medium of photography and the spacesphysical or otherwisewhere gendered … Read more »

Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou lll to receive Award

Press Release – Pacific Music Awards

Her Majesty Queen Slote Tupou lll to receive 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Read more »

Samoa Aukilani name squad to face Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Samoa Aukilani (Auckland) squad to take on the Auckland premier team over Queens Birthday Weekend has been named. Seven Auckland clubs are represented in the squad, which includes 2018 Auckland representatives Simon Luafalealo, Jordan Tuarae, Daniel … Read more »

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla to visit Mercury Bay

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

A flotilla of historic vessels will visit Mercury Bay in October as part of the Tuia Encounters 250 national commemoration. Read more »

Four UC scientists honoured on NZ Space Pioneers stamps

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Sprinkled in star dust, four University of Canterbury (UC) scientific alumni and staff have been honoured, featuring among six Kiwis chosen to appear on new New Zealand Space Pioneers postage stamps. Read more »

Vanuatu Prime Minister visits New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Vanuatus Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will visit New Zealand from 20 to 23 May, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read more »