Pacific Scoop

Archive for February, 2017

Survey shows that Te Reo Māori should be compulsory

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

A new online survey by Te Ipukarea, The National Mori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), confirms that attitudes towards Te Reo Mori are changing. Read more »

Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Article – Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began todays press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of … Read more »

Timor-Leste Prime Minister to visit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has welcomed the visit to New Zealand this week of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr Rui Arajo. New Zealand and Timor-Leste have a special bond, says Mr English, who will meet Dr Arajo in Auckland tomorrow. … Read more »

Shellfish production property on the market, Napier

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

A large chunk of land once identified to become the biggest commercial aquaculture plant in New Zealand has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Māoriland Film Festival Announces 2017 Programme

Press Release – Maoriland Film Festival

Moriland Film Festival 2017 is filled to the brim with some of the hottest Indigenous films on the planet. The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentary and short films including two Oscar-nominated films! These works will all be presented … Read more »

ADB Expands Presence in the Solomon Islands

Press Release – Asian Development Bank

ADB Expands Presence in the Solomon Islands HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS (24 February 2017) The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavarejoined the Director General of the Asian Development Banks (ADB) Pacific Department Xianbin Yao today … Read more »

Prime Minister makes official visit to New Zealand

Press Release – Government Of Timor-Leste

The Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Rui Maria de Arajo, is undertaking an official visit to New Zealand, leaving Dli on the 25th of February and returning on the 4th of March. The visit is being conducted in response to an invitation from the Government … Read more »

Defence Minister to attend Air Tattoo

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister to attend Air Tattoo Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will be treated to a spectacular display of air power at this weekends Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo. This is a unique opportunity to see all of our Air Force air … Read more »

Speaker of Parliament visits Australia

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

The Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is visiting Australia next week as part of continuing to build effective working relationships between the New Zealand Parliament and the Parliament of Australia. Read more »

Standing as one in this year’s Auckland Pride Parade

Press Release – Auckland Pride Festival

This year Tangata Whenua (Iwi Mori) Takataapui Pride float has joined with Tangata Pasefika (Oceania Peoples of Pacific nations). This is the first year we have seen this type of collaboration in the Auckland Pride Parade. As a leading float … Read more »

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