Pacific Scoop

Archive for December, 2015

Pacific people in New Year 2016 Honours

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has congratulated the Pacific recipients of appointments and awards in the New Year 2016 Honours. Read more »

Verata Straight

Press Release – Fulton Hogan

Motorists travelling along the Kings Road will experience an improved driving experience as soon as Fulton Hogan Hiways completes rehabilitation of the Verata stretch of the highway. Read more »

Research is an Essential Tool for Farmers

Press Release – Fiji Crop and Livestock Council

Researchers and extension officers from around the region met in Samoa last September to take part European Union funded conference organised by the Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP). Read more »

Airshow shapes up as best ever

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Rare aircraft, big aircraft, jet pack aircraft, floating aircraft, aircraft firing guns, aircraft dropping bombs and aircraft stopping in a matter of metres. These are just some of the acts which have been confirmed for next Easters Warbirds … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the rejection of a Pakistani polio worker

Column – Gordon Campbell

Too bad that the New Zealand Immigration and Protection (hah!) Tribunal dont know how to use Google . If they did, their bizarre decision to send home a former polio vaccinator and her son back to Pakistan -on the grounds that they would be … Read more »

SCTI release the highest claims for 2015

Press Release – Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) paid out over half a million dollars for one claim in 2015, the second highest in the companys history. Read more »

Auckland’s climate change effort acknowledged on world stage

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland has been admitted to the worlds leading local government climate change action group, C40. Read more »

Abel Tasman islands off limits to protect seals

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Visitors to Abel Tasman National Park are advised that landing on Tonga and Pinnacle Islands is no longer allowed, to protect breeding colonies of New Zealand fur seals. Read more »

Joint Initiative to Secure Water Conservation Order

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Iwi, environment and recreational organisations have joined forces to protect Hawkes Bays Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers with a Water Conservation Order giving it National Park-type protection. Read more »

Officials join forces to help save the uga crab population

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Principal Fisheries Officer from the Niue Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will be at Auckland International Airport on 23 December to see first-hand the support that New Zealand biosecurity officers from the Ministry … Read more »

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