Pacific Scoop

Pātaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing

Press Release – Pataka

NEWS RELEASE February 15 2019 Ptaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing Porirua will come alive with the sights, sounds and rhythms of the Pacific next weekend, when a traditional Hawaiian dance group strut their stuff at Ptaka … Read more »

NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest

Press Release – Phoenix Belly Dance

3 NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest for American theatre show Kiwi dancers, Candice Frankland, Vanessa Castro, and Eloise Le Bout of Phoenix Belly Dance, Auckland have been chosen to perform in a world-class theatrical show coming to Sydney … Read more »

December visitor numbers reach new heights

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There were 529,300 visitor arrivals in December 2018, the highest for any month, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Slightly cooler weather, but no rain of note

Press Release – MetService

A cold front moving up the South Island today is forecast to weaken as it crosses the North Island from Friday afternoon, and although the West Coast of the South Island sees some rain or drizzle today, it is mainly confined to the front. By the … Read more »

UNHCR delighted as major award presented to Sudanese Refugee

Press Release – UN High Commissioner For Refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. Read more »

Moves to help develop Fiji’s Corporate Bond Market

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

Suva, Fiji, February 13, 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in co-operation with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is working with industry representatives to develop Fijis corporate bond market. Read more »

Joint effort on organised crime in the Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand Police are to work more closely with their counterparts from Australia, Tonga and Fiji in a multinational effort to tackle organised crime. Police Minister Stuart Nash says an agreement signed today in Sydney by the New Zealand Commissioner … Read more »

Life-Saving Action for Refugees in Medical Need Welcomed

Press Release – UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the action taken by the Parliament of Australia today to address critical medical needs of refugees and asylum-seekers under Australia’s ‘offshore processing’. Read more »

Culture is no excuse for abuse, culture is the solution

Press Release – Alliance Community Initiatives Trust

A national fono (gathering) will highlight family violence prevention in New Zealand by delving into culturally responsive ways for Pacific communities to address the serious issue and move forward. The Nga Vaka o Kiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing … Read more »

Progress Stalled in Reducing Inequality

Press Release – Salvation Army

Progress in reducing social and economic inequalities has stalled according to The Salvation Armys 2019 State of the Nation Report. Read more »