Pacific Scoop

Archive for January, 2016

U.S professors to teach geology, tectonics at Canterbury

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Syracuse University Earth sciences professors Suzanne Baldwin and Paul Fitzgerald will be teaching and researching in Christchurch for the next three months, where there is a great awareness of the active role that geology and tectonics plays … Read more »

2016 Could See First Ever Global Rugby Grand Slam

Press Release – Senate SHJ

Wellington, Friday 29 January, 2016 In the countdown to this weekends HSBC Wellington Sevens, former All Black Christian Cullen believes his country has a chance to achieve an unprecedented sweep of global rugby silverware. Read more »

Zika Update

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has extended its Pacific travel advice around the ZIka virus to include Tonga as well as Samoa as an area of active transmission. Read more »

The Weekly Round -Up – Gender Equality News

Press Release – National Council of Women

Kia ora koutou, welcome to On Balance – the National Council of Women of New Zealand’s weekly round-up of gender equality news, research and events. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested and let them know they can subscribe here . Read more »

AUT Pacific Media Centre launches news website

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By AUT Media

AUT’s Pacific Media Centre and Evening Report editor Selwyn Manning have teamed up to launch Asia Pacific Report, a news website that will provide a fresh “Pacific” voice to bolster Asia Pacific news and analysis in New Zealand.

PMC director Professor David Robie says the collaboration is a result of a gap in the media market for an independent Asia-Pacific voice that addressed issues of equity and justice.

“ will feature in-depth current affairs news stories focused on telling the ‘untold stories’. It will be a public space for no froth journalism about real pressing issues,” he says. Read more »

New Zealand Masters Games Village Awash with Camaraderie

Press Release – Masters Games

Even a week of rain cant dampen the spirits of competitors at the Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games as they pour into the Games Village in Dunedin. Starting on Saturday, the countrys largest multi-sport event is expected to attract close … Read more »

One Love set times announced

Press Release – One Love

More than 15,000 people are expected at One Love – one of the most popular reggae festivals in the Southern Hemisphere in Tauranga over Waitangi weekend on February 6 and 7 . Read more »

Pasifika caucus visit as Kiribati water crisis deepens

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Water supplies are deteriorating in Kiribati as Labours Pasifika climate change task force prepares to head there and Tuvalu, says Labours Pacific Climate Change Spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

No Zika virus on Niue

Press Release – Niue Island Tourism

While the mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading across the Americas and there have been outbreaks in the Pacific Islands, there is absolutely no sign of it on Niue and it is perfectly safe to travel there. Read more »

Māori Women Artists feature at Hastings City Art Gallery

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Local playwright Puti Lancaster has spent much of her summer working on a new performance piece based on stories and histories of the women of Heretaunga. River Seeds will be performed at Hastings City Art Gallery on February 6 and 7. Read more »

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