Pacific Scoop

Archive for May, 2016

21 Day Pacific Challenge sends UC students to Niue

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Five entrepreneurial University of Canterbury students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a community there, with help from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors. Read more »

Joint NZ EU development mission to the Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr Neven Mimica will lead a joint mission to the Pacific this week, accompanied by Minister for Climate Change Issues Paula Bennett. Read more »

Feeling at home as a Samoan in Canterbury

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Talofa Lava! This week is Samoan Language Week, a celebration of Samoan culture and language in New Zealand. Read more »

Get ready for plain packaging

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

World No Tobacco Day, on 31 May every year, highlights the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related harm. Read more »

Latest funding round announced

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 31 May 2016) The Dunedin City Councils March 2016 funding round has been completed. Read more »

Whitireia supports World No Tobacco Day

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May, and aims to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. The day is also intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco … Read more »

Fashion for Humanity – Mena Label Rebuilds Fiji

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is today recognising fashion designer Agnes Loheni and her team at fashion label MENA for their extraordinary support for cyclone victims in Fiji. The high-end Pacific clothing labels fundraiser is being hailed as true solidarity … Read more »

Post Cab Presser: Budgets, Trusts and Pacific Diplomacy

Article – Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key summarised last weeks budget and provided further detail about his upcoming trip to Fiji. He said that there has been plenty going on in the last couple of weeks and emphasised the need for Auckland council to … Read more »

Prime Minister to visit Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Fiji to meet with Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama to further strengthen relations between the two countries. Read more »

NZ Hotel Conference – sold out!

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

The 2016 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference is sold out with almost 350 delegates signed up to attend the 2 Juneevent at The Langham, Auckland. Read more »

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