Pacific Scoop

Samoa ratifies PACER Plus trade and development deal

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has congratulated Samoa on their ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus). Samoa has formally notified Tonga, as Depositary for PACER Plus, that it has completed its … Read more »

Scientists campaign to have NZ fungi on global red list

Press Release – Landcare Research

Scientists are campaigning to have endangered fungi from across Australasia included in the Global Red List of threatened species. Read more »

Kiwi company delivers sustainable power for Cook Islands

Press Release – Infratec

New Zealand sustainable energy company Infratec has successfully completed a NZ$16 million Asian Development Bank funded project to deliver reliable renewable energy to four islands in the Southern Group of the Cook Islands. Read more »

Salute for the Army

Opinion – Ray Avery

Only about 0.1% of our population are full-time army personnel but this small percentage is responsible for supporting us here at home in times of crises, maintaining security throughout our region and supporting international peace keeping efforts. Read more »

Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?

Article – David Swanson

I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. Whats not … Read more »

Auckland Man Takes Command of Navy Ship HMNZS Hawea

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Sitting in assembly at Auckland Grammar School, Year 13 prefect Ethan Moser heard an announcement for a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Open Day. A day off school sounded good, so I went along, he said. I was hooked from there. Eight years … Read more »

E-waste – The big issue facing small islands

Press Release – Computer Recycling

Once famed for their idyllic beaches, the islands of the Pacific are under increasing threat from waste and pollution. Rubbish now clogs once-pristine streams, and trash floats through previously untouched mangrove forests. Read more »

Remarks to opening of High-level Forum Ministerial Segment

Speech – UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Over the past four years, this High-Level Political Forum has kept the spotlight firmly on the Sustainable Development Goals. And over the coming days, you will again dive into the details of our collective efforts to take forward the 2030 Agenda for … Read more »

Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms

Press Release – University of Auckland

Low-lying Pacific islands in atoll archipelagos such as Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati are likely to adapt to the effects of climate change rather than simply sink beneath the waves, a new study shows. Read more »

Tourism funding will prove significant boost for Northland

Press Release – Northland Inc

Northland Inc has welcomed the Government decision to pump more than $1.6 million of tourism funding into the restoration, improvement and care of some of the special regional treasures. Read more »