Pacific Scoop

Under-Secretary Tabuteau to visit Niue

Press Release – Office of the Prime Minister

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Niue this week, 23 to 27 April. Read more »

Call For End to Offshore Detention after Typhoid Outbreak

Press Release – Adelaide Vigil for Manus and Nauru

The outbreak of Typhoid among refugees on Manus underscores the case for all to be removed from Manus and Nauru say advocates. Read more »

Suspected New Seabird Species Discovered by Heritage

Press Release – Heritage Expeditions

Pioneering Christchurch-based expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions is ruffling feathers within the birding fraternity following its discovery of what is believed to be a new species of seabird. Read more »

Restaurant Brands cans final dividend to fund growth plans

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand won’t pay a final dividend after lifting annual earnings 3.3 percent, saying it wants to retain cash for a record capital spending programme that includes the roll-out of 60 Taco Bell stores across … Read more »

Fiji readers to benefit from libraries’ book boost

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Libraries has donated dozens of books to its counterparts in Fiji through the Pacific Libraries Project, a New Zealand-based charitable initiative. Read more »

The search for Louisa Akavi, Alaa Rajab, and Nabil Bakdounes

Press Release – International Committee of the Red Cross

The search for New Zealand national Louisa Akavi and Syrian nationals Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes has consumed the International Committee of the Red Cross since their abduction in Syria in October 2013. At times, weve felt Louisas freedom … Read more »

Tongan Government signs deal with Kacific

Press Release – Kacific

Nadi, 12 April 2019 Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation. Read more »

Pacific Dance Evokes with Virtuosity and Elegance

Press Release – Pacific Dance Festival

Acclaimed and accomplished Pacific dance artists take the floor in the fourth rendition of the Pacific Dance Festival bringing a moving feast of entertaining and thought-provoking theatre, workshops, screenings, choreographic labs and more. The festival in June … Read more »

Gisborne winemakers having an affair

Press Release – Gisborne Chardonnay Affair

Gisborne chardonnay-makers are launching a new annual event to celebrate the regions finest drops. Read more »

Palm Sunday Refugee Rallies

Press Release – Refugee Action Coalition

The national refugee rallies on Palm Sunday, 14 April, will be the change for refugee supporters to hit the streets and march to end offshore detention and the years of refugee-bashing, and call for an end to offshore detention and to bring all refugees … Read more »