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NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

Article – Businesswire

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel Read more »

Increase in visitor arrivals driven by China

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 300,500 in November 2015, up 11 percent from November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 9,600 (35 percent) from November last year. Read more »

Brown Buttabean Announces his retirement after 2016

Press Release – Benjamin Watt

World Famous in New Zealand Boxer David Brown Buttabean Letele, has announced that he plans to retire after 2016. Leteles final fight will be at New Zealands Annual Fight for Life event at the end of 2016, against Loni The Tongan Bear … Read more »

PhD graduate honours his academic legacy

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The first doctorate degree connected to the Ngi Tahu Research Centre has been awarded to an academic who is continuing a multi-generational legacy of Maori success. Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngi Tahu, Ngti Porou, Te Whnau-a-Apanui) has completed … Read more »

Merry Christmas from the Pacific Scoop team

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A very Merry Christmas from the Pacific Scoop and Pacific Media Centre team of student journalists at AUT University – most in this picture graduated this week. Watch for Michael Neilson’s (rear on left) reports from Indonesia in the New Year.

Youth groups receive grants for environmental projects

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Apia, 18 December – Today two environmental youth organisations, the Youth Climate Action Network and the Tokelau National Youth Group, have received grants from the UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (SGP) to implement climate … Read more »

High Commissioner to Singapore announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key has named diplomat Dr Jonathan Austin as New Zealands next High Commissioner to Singapore. Read more »

NZ calls for international action on fishing subsidies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand has led an international call for action to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies. Read more »

Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

Press Release – Fulbright NZ

Applications for the three month 2016 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers Residency at the University of Hawaii are now invited. The residency is available to mid-career or senior New Zealand writers of Pacific heritage to work on a project … Read more »

Hubble captures first-ever predicted exploding star

Press Release – European Space Agency

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernovas … Read more »

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