Pacific Scoop

Tribute to the Late Tonga Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilis Pohiva

Press Release – Pacific Leadership Forum

Pacific People in Aotearoa Pays Tribute to the Late Tonga Prime Minister Hon. Akilis Pohiva Ua malie toa, malo tau. May I firstly convey on behalf of the Pacific Leadership Forum, our deepest condolences to the immediate family of Hon Samiuela … Read more »

Former school administrator pleads guilty to fraud

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

An Auckland woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Mori immersion school of approximately $250,000 on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Aotearoa

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The double-hulled sailing canoe Faafaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour today, after leaving Tahiti on 20 August and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation. Read more »

Livestock ‘Worm Detective’ wins trip to Berlin

Press Release – Royal Society Te Aparangi

Attempting to break down the wall of resistant worms in livestock has won Seer Ikurior from Massey University the chance to compete at the Falling Walls Lab final in Berlin in November. He was selected from 45 applicants from New Zealand and Pacific, 20 … Read more »

New Zealand express condolences on passing of Tonga’s PM

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended New Zealands condolences following the death of Tongas Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Akilisi Pohiva, who passed away this morning in Auckland. We extend our condolences to his family and to the people … Read more »

Army driver from Porirua keen to test skills at World Cup

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Its not just the All Blacks who are playing in a rugby world cup this month. New Zealand Army driver Corporal Robert Brocklehurst is in Japan with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) team to play in the International Defence Rugby Competition … Read more »

Exhibition celebrates Maaori and Native Hawaiian ancestors

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

A new large-scale exhibition featuring works exploring the contemporary and ancestral importance of Maaori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) women opens at Waikato Museum on Saturday (14 September) coinciding with Te Wiki o te Reo Maaori, and Kiingitanga … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Sept 10

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB (LabourChristchurch Central) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for planet

Press Release – UN News

Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an important and stark reminderof the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment, a top UN official told the General Assembly … Read more »

250 years on Maritime Museum unfurls new perspectives

Press Release – NZ Maritime Museum

Seven contemporary artists explore early Mori and European encounters through new work inspired by museum taonga Read more »