Pacific Scoop

A Little Guy Helps A Little Guy – And Sales Are Booming

Press Release – Brian FM

When Brian FM contacted the Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown in April 2021, offering to run free radio messages, it was a case of really?! Brian FMs offer of help out of the blue, really took us by surprise. Who would offer to promote … Read more »

Act Now: End Child Labour!

Press Release – ILO

The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Matin Karimli, ILO’s Director for the Pacific, and Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative for the Pacific, explain why the time for change is now. Child … Read more »

United Nations Launches World Day Against Child Labour Action Week

Press Release – ILO

Suva (ILO News) In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the … Read more »

Hundreds Of Pacific People Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In Wellington

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

More than 200 Pacific people have received their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church in Newtown today. Part of a series of festival days where the Pacific community is vaccinated together in a welcoming environment … Read more »

Maritime NZ Supports Cook Islands With Safety Campaign

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand maritime safety advisors will be on deck alongside their Cook Islands colleagues to help ensure their tourist boats are ready for a big influx of visitors over the next few months. The Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP) is sending … Read more »

UC Academics, Māori And Tongan Education Champions Among Staff, Alumni Named In Queen’s Honours

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Congratulations to all the Queens Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university. Read the story below or on our website here> Included among them are UC Mori … Read more »

Protecting The Integrity And Independence Of Samoa’s Judiciary

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

As Samoa navigates through the political and constitutional challenges following the recent election, the New Zealand Law Society | Te Khui Ture o Aotearoa stands in support of the Samoan judiciary and lawyers in drawing attention to the importance … Read more »

Whitireia Performing Arts Presents Anamata

Press Release – Whitireia

Whitireia Performing Arts keep their language and culture alive through song and dance! Read more »

Chilliest Spring In Years Is Cold Comfort As CO2 Emissions Rise: WMO

Press Release – UN News

Confirmation that Europe has just had its chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday. Europe had its coldest … Read more »

USP Assists Private Students Through Its Student Bursary Scheme

Press Release – University Of The South Pacific

A total of 281 private students studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP) have received financial assistance under the USP Student Bursary Scheme. The Bursary Scheme is a tuition fee assistance scheme available to USPs private students … Read more »