Pacific Scoop

Archive for November, 2015

Last day of spring heats up central New Zealand

Press Release – MetService

The last weekend of spring brought warm temperatures to the North Island, with Napier getting the top temperature for a town or city of 29C on Saturday. Temperatures struggled a little in areas of the South Island, with Invercargill reaching its high of 14C … Read more »

Maori and Pacific Women Raise the West Papuan Flag in Otara

Press Release – Oceania Group

On what should have been West Papuan Independence day a collective of Maori and Pacific women will raise the West Papuan Morning Star flag in Otara, South Auckland. Read more »

COP21: Environmental journalism faces increasingly hostile climate, says RSF

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Paris and pollution … 10 environmental journalists have been murdered globally since 2010, mostly in Asia. Image: COP21

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Report – By Pacific Media Watch

As Paris prepares to host the COP21 Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks from today, Reporters Without Borders has released a report entitled “Hostile climate for environmental journalists” that examines the often tragic difficulties for reporters covering environmental issues.

With the environment now recognized as a major challenge for humankind, Reporters Without Borders believes that particular attention should be paid to the journalists who take greats risk to investigate sensitive, environment-related subjects.

The report highlights a steady deterioration in the situation for environmental reporters, who are increasingly exposed to many kinds of pressure, threats and violence. Read more »

Summer’s knocking on the door

Press Release – MetService

There will be some hot spots this week as we head into the meteorological summer which starts on 1 December. There will be plenty of summer rain around though, with a moist northwesterly flow dominating the weather this week. Read more »

600 to 700 Kiwis helping Kiwis at Christmas

Press Release – Life Centre Trust help spread a little cheer to those in need in our communities Read more »

Smallest schools and communities have biggest hearts

Press Release – LifePod

New Zealands low decile and smallest schools have been among the most generous when it comes to helping to save lives, as they fundraise to support Mondiale LifePod infant incubators. Read more »

2015 Pasifika Whānau Ora Award Winners announced

Press Release – Pasifika Futures Limited

The winners of this years Pasifika Whnau Ora Awards have been revealed at the 2nd annual Whnau Ora Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, hosted by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Read more »

US Airforce to be part of Warbirds for the first time

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

The United States Air Force has confirmed it will be part of the flying display at Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow for the first time in the 28 year history of the event. Read more »

FGC admires Wrigley’s dental work

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food & Grocery Council congratulates the Wrigley Company Foundation on its Community Service Grants for 2015. The foundations judges recently awarded US$23,000 (about NZ$35,000) in grants to communities, including Northland, Auckland, … Read more »

Sampari Art Exhibition, ACU Art Gallery

Press Release – Federal Republic of West Papua

WELSH ARTIST BRONWEN BENDERs striking copper-wire portrait of West Papuan diplomat Jacob Rumbiak, who escaped from Indonesias notorious penal system in 1999, leads a spectacular response by Australian artists for a bounty of image and knowledge … Read more »

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