Pacific Scoop

Archive for June, 2018

Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific exchange newbies

Press Release – Pacific Media Centre Read more »

Trump Meets Crump in South Auckland Sci-Fi Satire

Press Release – Keith Fenwick

A South Auckland author who mixes sci-fi with satire has released his fourth book, tackling the topics of the day including corporate culture, immigration, environmental concerns and the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

2018 AON NZ Open Championships Preview

Press Release – Swimming NZ

Over three hundred swimmers will compete next week in the 2018 Aon New Zealand Open Championships at Aucklands Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre. The meet is headlined by Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Lewis Clareburt (Capital), … Read more »

New Zealand’s Silence on West Papua’s ‘Slow Genocide’

Press Release – Otago University Press

See No Evil: New Zealands betrayal of the people of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater issues a challenge to New Zealanders to acknowledge and make right the consequences of our nations selective diplomacy in the Pacific region. Read more »

Hillary Laureate 2018 Announced

Press Release – Hillary Institute of International Leadership

The first New Zealand born Hillary Laureate; the first mountaineer; the first grass roots practitioner – her work rooted in the kinds of communities and the model Sir Edmund Hillary championed with passion during his lifetime. The first to lead a truly … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 28

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Crown/Mori Relations 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Minister for Crown/Mori Relations : Does he stand by all of his statements and actions? Hon KELVIN DAVIS (Minister for Crown/Mori Relations) : Yes, in the … Read more »

NZ yachtie charged over ammo find in Fiji

Article – RNZ

A New Zealand yachtie has been charged in Fiji over a large stash of ammunition found on board a boat in Savusavu. Read more »

Overstayer numbers up as immigration officers stretched

Article – RNZ

A surge in the numbers of overstayers and increased fraud and exploitation work is overstretching Immigration New Zealand’s compliance officers, the agency says. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the cost of nurse pay in perspective

Column – Gordon Campbell

Military hardware is really, really, really expensive. Insanely so, given that the official NZDF forecasts envisage no credible military threat to this country over the operational lifetime of the gear currently in line to be purchased. Read more »

MBIE contracts Ara to assess Pacific Island labourers

Press Release – Ara Institute

As part of a new initiative called the Pacific Trades Partnership (PTP) the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has contracted Ara Institute of Canterbury to oversee skills assessments of tradespeople in the Pacific Islands. Read more »

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