Pacific Scoop

Archive for November, 2016

New Government Appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Nicholson as New Zealands next High Commissioner to Samoa. Read more »

Dismissed Sheikh Still In Charge Of At-Taqwa Mosque

Press Release – Shalom.Kiwi

Sheikh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib has been widely condemned for his antisemitic and misogynistic comments . He has now been permanently stood down from his role as secretary of the Federation of Islamic Associations of NZs religious advisory board and … Read more »

‘High Priestess of Health & Beauty’ Dies in Canterbury Home

Press Release – Convergence

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and teacher Leslie Kenton wrote more than 40 books on health, beauty and personal development many of them bestsellers. She conceived the original Origins skincare product range for Este Lauder, was a consultant to … Read more »

Women raise the Morning Star Flag to honor West Papua

Press Release – Oceania Interrupted

On Thursday December 1st 2016, 5:30pm at the reserve on the corner of Waterfront Road and Coronation Road, Mangere Bridge in Auckland, a collective of Maori Morning Star flag, a flag banned within Indonesian administered West Papua. Read more »

Condolences to families of boating tragedy victims

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific People’s Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has expressed his condolences to the families of the men who died in the boating tragedy on the Kaipara Harbour this weekend. “Everyone on board, apart from the skipper, was of pacific descent. The men … Read more »

Look what they started

Press Release – Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Since 1977, when 26 friends got together to ride around Lake Taupo for fun and to raise funds for what was the local IHC, nearly 200,000 people have followed their lead and taken part in the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, providing $3.4 million … Read more »

PNA to Tuna Commission: Enforce high seas fishing measures

Press Release – PNA Tuna

Majuro, Marshall Islands 25 November 2016: The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission needs to focus on controlling fishing on the high seas when the multi-national body meets for its annual meeting in Fiji next month, said the head of the Parties … Read more »

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Press Release – Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

t was a blast from the past as retro clad cyclists helped launch festivities for the 40th Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in true retro 1970s style. There was not much lycra, few flash bikes and loads of enthusiasm in the build up to the main event, … Read more »

Quake unravelling continues

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Though the aftershocks from last week’s Kaikoura earthquake have been quieter this week (knock on wood), science behind the quake continues apace. Read more »

Measina Festival showcases Pacific dance and theatre

Press Release – Pataka Art and Museum

The Measina Festival is taking place at Ptaka Art + Museum from 30 November to 3 December, with stunning performers from Aotearoa celebrating Pacific culture and heritage through dance, music, and theatre. Read more »

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