Pacific Scoop

Archive for January, 2017

Event Listings February 2017 to May 2017

Press Release – SWPR

RAGGAMUFFIN X Raggamuffin X marks the 10th anniversary of New Zealand’s premier reggae festival and the end of an era with the announcement that this will be the last Raggamuffin festival. This year’s festival features a pure reggae line-up to … Read more »

Fijian sentenced on immigration fraud charges

Press Release – NZ Immigration Service

A Fijian national who failed to obtain a visa to come to New Zealand on multiple occasions has been sentenced after fraudulently obtaining a passport using a false identity and entering New Zealand under the false identity. Read more »

Global rugby stars to take it local

Press Release – Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

Superstars of the global game will be out and about in suburban Queensland spreading the Rugby gospel in early February as part of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens festivities. Read more »

Blues to play historic first for Super Rugby match in Samoa

Press Release – Auckland Blues

The Blues will take an historic first Investec Super Rugby Championship match to Samoa in June. Read more »

Convention ends with commitment of loyalty to New Zealand

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The 28th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand concluded on the eve of Saturday the 28th of Jan. This years convention was attended by over 400 people over the two days, with representatives from Samoa, Australia, and … Read more »

First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Mori and Europeans. Read more »

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to discuss God, Islam, and Peace

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

Hundreds of Kiwi Muslims will gather at their south Auckland mosque over the Auckland anniversary weekend. The occasion for this gathering is to celebrate the annual Ahmadiyya Convention or Jalsa Salana, an annual event first started over a hundred years … Read more »

Get ready – One Love is nearly here

Press Release – One Love

On Waitangi weekend, Tauranga Domain will come to life with the sounds and colours of one of New Zealands most vibrant music festivals, One Love . Presented by Pato Entertainment , One Love 2017 – held on February 4 and 5 – boasts some of the biggest … Read more »

Call for applications: Fulbright New Zealand Awards

Press Release – Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to a range of awards for New Zealand academics, artists, teachers and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America. A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing … Read more »

Further Ultrafast Broadband Commitment Welcomed

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

Hawaiki Submarine Cable welcomes the Governments announcement that it is rolling out faster internet to more than 150 additional towns all across the country and has allocated $300m to the next stage of the nationwide ultrafast fibre broadband … Read more »

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