Pacific Scoop

Archive for December, 2016

New Year Honours List 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Year Honours List 2017 New Year Honours 2017 The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dames Companion of the … Read more »

Whānau Ora assist Tongan victims of Gisborne bus crash

Press Release – Pasifika Futures Limited

Pasifika Futures Whnau Ora was part of a support network on the ground immediately to offer comfort and support to families of victims of the Gisborne bus crash on Christmas Eve. Read more »

Resolved: To Find Peace Advocates in Every Nation

Article – David Swanson

I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning … Read more »

Gisborne bus crash – UPDATE 2

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now confirm the names of the two people killed following the bus crash between Wairoa and Gisborne on the night of Christmas Eve. Read more »

Alfred Ngaro expresses condolences to Tongan families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro is saddened by the tragedy that occurred on the road to Gisborne last night. It is particularly tragic that this group from Vava’u, Tonga was visiting Gisborne to celebrate Christmas and participate in fundraising … Read more »

Gisborne bus crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The body of a second person has been found overnight following a bus crash near Gisborne last night. Read more »

Rare Baby Iguana Discovered, Bringing Population to 31

Press Release – San Diego Zoo

Conservationists working on behalf of Ahura Resorts and San Diego Zoo Global were excited to find a baby Fijian Crested Iguana during a recent population survey of a remnant dry forest area on the island of Malolo Levu. The baby brings the total … Read more »

150,000 Pocket Calendars for Fijian schoolchildren

Press Release – Fultan Hogan

Fulton Hogan Hiways has presented 150,000 2017-pocket calendars to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schoolchildren around Fiji. Read more »

Man jailed over immigration fraud

Press Release – NZ Immigration Service

A Fijian national working as a chef in New Zealand has been sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for immigration fraud. Read more »

3 More Sleeps…

Press Release – MetService

There is just one more weather front to worry about tomorrow before a high sitting out in the Tasman directs a southwest flow across the country for Christmas. Read more »

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