Pacific Scoop

Archive for February, 2018

Thirteen top Pacific Students win STEM Scholarships

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Aupito William Sio has awarded thirteen top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships to students of Pacific descent from all across New Zealand. Read more »

2018 ASB Polyfest Officially Launched Last Night

Press Release – ASB Polyfest

The launch event commenced with the Mihi Whakatau and performances from one of the Kura Mutua (Maori stages host school ) James Cook High School and ended with a taualuga (traditional dance to end formalities) led by Hon. Minister Carmel … Read more »

APEC Seeks Out Health Tech Game Changers

Press Release – APEC

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 28 February 2018 The search has begun in APEC for next generation developers of digital technologies in the Asia-Pacific whose work … Read more »

Scientists: Pacific to feel harshest climate change impact

Article – RNZ

Scientists at a recent climate summit in New Zealand’s capital gave some stark warnings about the rapidly changing weather patterns in the Pacific. Read more »

Impromptu chain of giving has far-reaching affect

Press Release – Presbyterian Support East Coast

What does an accounting firm, primary school, charitable organisation and exporting business have in common? Read more »

Visitor arrivals dip in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

For the first time in five years, total overseas visitor arrivals in January were down on the same month a year before, Stats NZ said today. This change mainly reflected a drop in arrivals from China. Read more »

NZ risks ‘strategic nincompoop’ tag with Pacific policy

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand risks being seen as a “strategic nincompoop, at best” if it persists with attempts to bind Pacific Island countries into the New Zealand and Australian economies using mechanisms such as the PACER Plus … Read more »

APEC Modernizes Anti-Corruption Controls

Press Release – APEC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 27 February 2018 Anti-corruption and law enforcement officials from the APEC member economies are recalibrating their efforts to safeguard businesses and livelihoods in the Asia-Pacific against wrongdoing. Read more »

Yeti Trans NZ presented by Shimano days 1 & 2

Press Release – Trans NZ

Queenstown, NZL One hundred thirty racers entered the enchanting realm of the 2018 Yeti Trans NZ presented by Shimano where adults are transported to a fantasy world to shred on mythical loam, pedal from stage to stage, only to find aid stations … Read more »

Ardern: Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

Speech – New Zealand Government

Sir Doug Kidd, President, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs thank you for the invitation to speak. Read more »

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