Pacific Scoop

Archive for February, 2017

Another year of global progress on LGBTI rights

Press Release – The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Nauru and Belize decriminalised homosexuality and the Seychelles parliament passed a bill ending the ban on same-sex relations. In India, the Supreme Court said it will review its 2013 judgement that upheld the colonial-era law criminalising carnal … Read more »

Pasifika Futures mourns loss of Queen Mother of Tonga

Press Release – Pasifika Futures Limited

It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Her Majesty, Queen mother of Tonga, the late Halaevalu Mata’aho. Read more »

Seeking budding Māori digital entrepreneurs

Press Release – DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge

DIGMYIDEA, which was first held in 2015, aims to inspire more Mori to engage in the digital economy by helping emerging Mori innovators turn their creative ideas into reality. Read more »

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Press Release – Massey University

A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health. Read more »

World’s First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signatures

Press Release – Adobe

Most Secure Signing Solution Expanding to Devices; Mobile Scanning and Workflow Automation Integrated into Adobe Sign Read more »

Settled weather prevails

Press Release – MetService

High pressure is bringing settled weather to much of New Zealand for the end of the week and into this weekend. Many people are already seeing the sunshine today, and any remaining areas of cloud are expected to clear this afternoon, followed by a … Read more »

Busy summer for MPI biosecurity staff

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Faced with record numbers of international visitors this summer, Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealands economy and environment. Read more »

2017 New Zealander of the Year announcement

Press Release – New Zealander of the year

Filmmaker, actor, artist and champion of New Zealand culture, Taika Waititi has been named 2017 New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Coca Cola Amatil’s NZ business boosts earnings in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Coca-Cola Amatil’s New Zealand business generated bigger annual earnings in 2016 as the local bottler of Coke-branded drinks ramped up sales volumes with skinnier margins as part of a strategy launched three years ago. Read more »

The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Press Release – Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the Worlds Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding … Read more »

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