Pacific Scoop

Supporting mental health of Pacific climate change migrants

Press Release – Health Research Council

New Zealand could become a potential relocation destination for many Pacific peoples displaced from their homelands by rising sea levels and other climate-change related natural disasters. Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Mori Studies … Read more »

Clearing the road ahead to reach Zero Hunger

Press Release – Food and Agriculture Organisation

25/06/2019 Rome Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has slowed in Asia and the Pacific, despite strong economic advances, and highlighting the need for concerted policy actions to tackle the increasingly complex nature of … Read more »

Sharing Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change

Press Release – Pacific Community – SPC

Sigatoka, Fiji – Climate change and disaster risk finance is crucial to addressing climate change, the greatest single threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the Pacific. As such, a gathering on climate change and disaster risk finance … Read more »

$81m for new research projects and programmes

Press Release – Health Research Council

WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 2019 Finding new way to control blood pressure receives $5m funding boost Half the New Zealanders being treated for blood pressure dont have it under control, according to a University of Auckland researcher who has been awarded … Read more »

Geospatial Intelligence Crucial for Disaster Relief

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The importance of geospatial intelligence in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work has been underlined at a course at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. Read more »

Australian Churches Back Medevac

Press Release – ACRT

In the wake of Refugee Week, increases in rates of self harm and distress in Nauru and particularly on Manus Island, PNG, the ACRT is deeply concerned that are still no transparent solutions for safely re-settling all vulnerable people in both locations. Read more »

The Pinkerton Effect: The US Marines in Darwin

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Subordinates rarely have a good time of dictating matters to their superiors. In the webbed power relations that pass as realpolitik, Australia is the well behaved child in the front of the room, yearning to be caned and spoilt in equal measure. … Read more »

Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Press Release – Pacific Community – SPC

Tarawa, Kiribati Kiribati launched the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) programme and revealed that selected schools across the country will be involved in a survey in the coming weeks. Read more »

Vickers Releases Video Ahead Of End of Life Choice Vote

Press Release – Lecretia’s Choice

Today, the widower of Lecretia Seales, Matt Vickers, released a video in support of the End of Life Choice Bill, which is almost certainly up for debate and potentially a vote tomorrow. The Bill is due for its second reading. The New Zealand parliament … Read more »

Foreign Minister Winston Peters interviewed by Jack Tame

Press Release – TVNZ

Foreign Minister Winston Peters says its still a moot point as to whether Iran was responsible for planting mines on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The more intelligence we see, the more we’ll be able to make up our mind, but we’re not … Read more »