Pacific Scoop

World Vision calls on the PM to make the most of world stage

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to build on her recent announcement of an increase in the refugee quota, and use her time on the global stage to push for more meaningful change in the way the world treats refugees. World Vision has … Read more »

New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to $300 million over four years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in New York at the launch of Climate Week NYC, where she was a keynote speaker. Read more »

Speech: PM – Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planet

Speech – New Zealand Government

Id like to begin with a word often used in New Zealand, that you may not until now have ever had the opportunity to hear: kaitiakitanga. Read more »

Capacity upgrade planned for Hawaiki cable

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Hawaiki Submarine Cable has contracted with US-based Ciena Corp to increase the capacity of its deep-sea fibre optic cable by more than half. Read more »

Three-day workshop set to address pressing issues

Press Release – University of Otago

A workshop co-hosted by Otagos National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS) and the Toda Peace Institute in Auckland this week will address the complex relationship between climate change, and conflict in the world and in the Pacific. Read more »

A Seasonal Art Book Fair Returns to K Road

Press Release – Strange Haven

Motivated by the lack of online and offline spaces to buy and sell independent art books in Auckland, Strange Haven follows the wildly successful Winter Art Book Fair with the Spring Art Book Fair. Read more »

Fiji-Born Kiwi Will Have Best of Both Worlds at Invictus

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Ben Peckham will bring the best of his Fijian and Kiwi worlds when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Read more »

NGĀI Tahu Hosts Chinese Jade Carving Delegation

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries were hosted by Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu in Hokitika yesterday in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute. Read more »

Samoan communities to receive free dental care from Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Dental Association

Two New Zealand dentists are the recipients of a US$5,000 Wrigley Company Foundation dental grant to help improve dental care and education in the Pacific Islands. This years Pacific Region Grant by Wrigley, with support from New Zealand Dental Association … Read more »

Jacinda Ardern – Speech to 9th Annual Social Good Summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

The importance of family-friendly policies around the world Read more »