Pacific Scoop

Archive for June, 2016

Training Flight Turns Into The Real Thing

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The final training exercise for students on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) course turned real as their aircraft was diverted to join the search for a missing boat with eleven people, including children, on board this week. Read more »

UN to begin Pacific Strategy Consultations in Kiribati

Press Release – United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Pacific, Osnat Lubrani heads to Kiribati for Pacific-wide national consultations to inform the development of the new United Nations Pacific Strategy. She will be accompanied by several United Nations (UN) … Read more »

Air Tahiti Nui Adds Kiwi Canoe King to its Ambassador Ranks

Press Release – Air Tahiti Nui

Champion New Zealand paddler Tupuria King has signed on as an Air Tahiti Nui ambassador as he prepares to take on the Polynesians at their own sport outrigger canoe paddling. Read more »

More intimidation of activists as anniversary approaches

Press Release – Australia West Papua Association

Media release- 30 June 2016 More intimidation of activists as anniversary of West Papuan independence declaration approaches On the 1st July in 1971, West Papuan Independence was declared by the OPM. Read more »

Chief of Defence Force to Visit Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, is in Fiji today and tomorrow holding a counterpart visit with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Read more »

Research: DEET and Repel protect against Zika carrier

Press Release – Repel

New Zealanders heading to the tropics for a mid-winter getaway can be assured of 100% protection against the carrier of the Zika virus, according to the results of independent research carried out into Repel Ultra, Repel Tropical-Strength and Repel … Read more »

Improved numeracy across Pacific region revealed in survey

Press Release – Secretariat of The Pacific Community – SPC

Nadi, Fiji The latest Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) for primary school children has revealed growth across the region in numeracy and some improvement in literacy compared to the 2012 results. Read more »

Women from across the Pacific come together in New Zealand

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Women Members of Parliament from Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu and a candidate from the 2014 Tongan election, have come together in Wellington with New Zealand Members of Parliament to participate in the first Pacific Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians … Read more »

Maintaining Rural Roads A Priority

Press Release – Fulton Hogan Hiways

FRA and its contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways continues their commitment to upgrade rural roads around the Central and Northern Divisions to ensure year-around access for villages and communities in rural areas. Read more »

Alan Taylor 1933-2016, Artist and writer.

Article – Alister Taylor

Alan Taylor, one of New Zealands significant but virtually unknown artists and writers, has died. He was 83. He died in obscurity, destitute, ravaged by emphysema from a lifetime of heavy chain-smoking, still recovering from an earlier stroke. … Read more »

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