Pacific Scoop

Archive for January, 2014

Senior Moments Take On Positive Meaning Masters Games

Press Release – 2014 Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games

When Tommy Thomas has his next senior moment he hopes it will be winning a gold medal at the Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games which begin tomorrow in Dunedin, marking the 25st anniversary of the Games. At 92yrs Tommy Thomas from Dunedin is … Read more »

Pacific people say National out of touch

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Samoan community has seen right through John Keys political manoeuvrings in appointing Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga outside cabinet, says Labours Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs, Sua William Sio. Read more »

US Secretary of the Navy visits New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will hold a number of meetings in Wellington on Monday as part of a wider visit to the region. Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is a good opportunity to discuss upcoming defence exercises and other engagement … Read more »

Waka Celebrations for Waitangi 2014

Press Release – Toi Maori Aotearoa

After successfully hosting the Kkiri Ptahi Gathering by the Te Atinga (Contemporary Maori Visual Arts) Committee of Toi Mori and Te Taitokerau Mori Artists Collective, 130 indigenous artists from Alaska, Canada, USA, Hawaii, Samoa, Rarotonga and … Read more »

Rotary NZ supporting Tonga reconstruction after Cyclone Ian

Press Release – Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand is responding to the long term affects of Cyclone Ian that devastated the islands of Haapai and Vavau in Tonga on 11 January 2014. In partnership with Mordi Tonga Trust (Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation) their goals … Read more »

Cigarettes lead Tokelau’s annual CPI rise

Press Release – Tokelau National Statistics

The consumer price index (CPI) for Tokelau increased 2.1 percent for the year to the December 2013 quarter, the Tokelau National Statistics Office said today. Read more »

Ceremony marks Chief of Defence handover

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated newly promoted Lieutenant General Tim Keating, who has today assumed command of the NZ Defence Force. It has been a fitting ceremony to mark the departure of out-going Chief of Defence Force (CDF), … Read more »

Iwi Leads Hawke’s Bay Waitangi Day Celebrations

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngti Kahungunu Iwi is organising Hawkes Bays major Waitangi Day celebrations onThursday 6 February at Hawkes Bay Sports Park. Kahungunu Waitangi Day The Big 9 has now grown to one of the largest national day gatherings in the country … Read more »

Fijian teenager returns home after swimming pool tragedy

Press Release – Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The teenager who died after being found in a swimming pool in Hamilton last Saturday is being returned to Fiji today. Read more »

Pacific women leaders stand together

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

A group of Pacific women parliamentarians, former parliamentarians, future parliamentarians, policy makers and civil society are meeting in Fiji to advance womens political participation and leadership in the region. Read more »

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