Pacific Scoop

Archive for July, 2016

Embracing Cook Islands Language Week

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has joined Cook Islands communities across New Zealand to celebrate Cook Islands Language Week 2016. Read more »

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund to invest across multiple sectors in Asia to boost growth and investment in the region Read more »

Fletcher trims $12 mln from slimmed down Higgins acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher Building paid $12 million below the flagged purchase price to buy rival construction company Higgins Group Holdings after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. Read more »

Higgins Acquisition Completed

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Auckland, 29 July 2016 Fletcher Building Limited (Fletcher Building) announces it has completed the transaction to acquire New Zealand and Fiji road construction and maintenance business Higgins for a purchase price of NZ$303 million. The businesses … Read more »

Niue Vanilla – first Pacific food product in Trade Aid

Press Release – Pacific Trade and Investment

Pacific Islands Trade & Invest congratulates Niue Vanilla International whose organic vanilla products will be sold in Trade Aid stores by August. Read more »

Fiji’s Russian arms deal a wake-up call for NZ

Press Release – Massey University

New Zealand and Australian defence forces need to rebuild ties with Fiji in the wake of a Russian arms deal with Fiji that highlights a shift in traditional security dynamics in the region, according to a new report. Titled Principled Engagement: … Read more »

Rugby is in Our Blood – Country TV Tells These Stories

Press Release – Country TV

This twelve part documentary series features rural communities and people for whom rugby is so much more than a game of two halves. There have always been strong connections between our beloved national game and our faming and rural populations. Read more »

Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in NZ

Press Release – University of Otago

Friday 29 July 2016 Monitoring for Congenital Zika Syndrome to start in New Zealand From August 2016, paediatricians are being asked to report all cases of infants and children less than six months of age with microcephaly or other brain abnormalities, … Read more »

Tongan Prime Minister Makes Official Visit to MIT

Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology

The Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Samuela Akilisi Pohiva, will visit Manukau Institute of Technologys (MIT) newly opened Pasifika Community Centre onSaturday 30 July, as part of his first official visit to New Zealand. Read more »

Pacific researchers challenged to be useful

Press Release – Massey University

Pacific researchers are being challenged to ensure their studies will contribute to Pacific communities and not just to academic knowledge production. Read more »

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