Pacific Scoop

Archive for March, 2016

Christchurch Airport to build a new hotel on campus

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

New 200-room Novotel hotel to open late 2017 Direct response to increasing passenger numbers $80m investment Record passenger growth at Christchurch Airport will see the airport company build a new Novotel hotel, 200-rooms and 4.5 stars, … Read more »

Kiwi Families Flock to Australia these Holidays

Press Release – Cheapflights

MEDIA RELASE 30 March 2016 Brace Yourself, Children on Board: Kiwi Families Flock to Australia these School Holidays If youre taking advantage of the school holidays (16 April to 1 May) with a much needed break, buckle in for the flight! New research … Read more »

Update: Oceania Natural shares jump 16% in NXT debut

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Oceania Natural shares climbed 16 percent in their NXT debut, capping off the first local listing of the year. Read more »

Oceania Natural targets China for sales growth

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Oceania Natural, the food supplements maker set to join the NXT market today, will rely on its Chinese distribution networks as it looks to grow revenue by more than three times in the coming two years. Read more »

Scoop Coverage: ‘In the Eye of the Storm’ Pacific Climate Change Conference 2016

In February 2016, Victoria University hosted its first climate change conference focused on the effects, challenges and possible solutions for countries in the Pacific.

Speakers from the Pacific region and beyond from a range of fields – science, politics, indigenous rights, media, arts and the environment – came together to discuss the realities of climate change in the Pacific.”

Thomas Leaycraft reported from the conference for Scoop. Read more »

Rotorua Rallies Behind Fiji Appeal

Press Release – Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Just over a month ago Cyclone Winston killed over forty Fijians and wrecked the countrys infrastructure. Raj Kumar, Springfield Superette owner and councillor candidate, quickly organised an appeal through two networks; Indian dairy owners and the Rotorua … Read more »

Popular Youth@Work initiative expands to Niue

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Popular Youth@Work initiative expands to Niue 30 March 2016 Niue/New Caledonia/New Zealand An innovative joint venture to address youth employment and create opportunities to develop meaningful career paths for Niuean youth has … Read more »

Pioneering soil research for the Pacific

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pioneering soil research for the Pacific 30 March 2016 Suva, Fiji – Pioneering scientific research to examine the value of organic farming over chemical agriculture for good soil health and climate resilience in the Pacific region will start in May. Termed … Read more »

Speech to Open Māori Fisheries Conference

Speech – Te Ohu Kaimoana

This year our theme is Our Story, Our Values: promoting Mori provenance. We have put together a series of presentations that we think explore this theme in a variety of ways. Read more »

More than $38,000 raised for Oxfam

Press Release – Oxfam

More than $38,000 raised for Oxfam 30 March 2016: Countdown and Countdown customers have raised more than $38,000 for Oxfams Cyclone Winston Appeal. The funds will support Oxfam in their work to deliver emergency drinking water and hygiene kits … Read more »

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