Pacific Scoop

Archive for May, 2018

Pacific Fusion Fashion Show designers announced

Press Release – Pacific Fusion Fashion Show

The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show returns for a third year in October. What began as a competition for emerging Mori and Pacific creatives from South Auckland is attracting interest from international fashion designers and giving worldwide exposure to Pacific … Read more »

Fred Hollows Foundation NZ signs MoU with Kingdom of Tonga

Press Release – Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting eye care services in the Kingdom of Tonga, and the provision of training for eye health professionals, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Read more »

Dates of Asia Pacific Climate Week Announced

Press Release – UNFCCC

UN Climate Change, Bonn, 28 May 2018 Today, it has been confirmed that Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from 1113 July 2018. The event which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in … Read more »

Kindergarten nominated for prestigious award

Press Release – Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Poriruas Toru Fet Kindergarten has been nominated for a Prime Ministers education award for engagement because of its strong links with its communities. Read more »

Airlines call for Auckland Airport to improve services

Press Release – BARNZ

Justin Tighe-Umbers, executive director of the Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand (BARNZ) says his members expect their passengers to have a high-quality experience at the airport, yet it is increasingly clear to the travelling public … Read more »

Smokefreerockquest Waikato solo- duo winners and band heats

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest and Tangata Beats Waikato solo- duo winners and band heats results. Live music, original songs, selfies and first time nerves it was all part of the mix at the Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton at this years Smokefreerockquest … Read more »

Southern ocean ‘big swell’ waves studied in real time

Press Release – Pacific Community – SPC

Apia, Samoa – A training and consultation workshop focusing on ocean data applications has helped build ocean science capacity and has kick-started discussions to improve national oceanographic services. Read more »

Samoan language week launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the communitys traditions and cultural identity. Read more »

APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement

Press Release – APEC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 26 May 2018 Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Port Moresby on Saturday. Read more »

DG Azevêdo calls on APEC members to help trade

Press Release – World Trade Organisation

Addressing a meeting of APEC trade ministers in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 25 May, Director-General Roberto Azevdo called on ministers to address rising trade tensions and to step up efforts to advance the WTOs work in a number of areas. … Read more »

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