Pacific Scoop

FWRM Emerging Leaders Forum 7 Programme Begins

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

FWRM launched the seventh cohort of its flagship young womens leadership programme, the Emerging Leaders Forum, today in Suva. ELF is a transformative leadership training targeted towards young women between the ages of 18 to 25 facilitated by FWRM’s Intergenerational … Read more »

Fiji Youth Entrepreneurs Put Integrity First

Press Release – UN PRAC Project

Encouraging young people to start their own businesses in Fiji and operate with integrity from the outset was one of the key messages at a three-day Business Integrity for Youth Entrepreneurs Workshop hosted by the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption … Read more »

PCF Says Seasonal Workers From The Pacific Must Be Given Urgent Entry To New Zealand

Press Release – Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Pacific Cooperation Foundation Chair, John Fiso is urging decision makers not to overlook the opportunity to solve the horticultural industrys looming worker shortage with a very real solution which will also benefit our Pacific neighbours. By quickly … Read more »

Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains Of The Past Decade, New Report Says

Press Release – World Bank

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capitalthe knowledge, skills, and health that people … Read more »

Mandarin Superstars Announced For NZCLW 2020

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

Nine New Zealanders are promoting Mandarin as New Zealand Chinese Language Weeks 2020 Mandarin Superstars. They are: Michelle Elia Silota a trade officer in the Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; Joshua Murphy third … Read more »

NZRL Schools V Clubs And NZ Residents V NZ Māori Matches Locked In

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Mt Smart Stadium is set to host a jam-packed weekend of rugby league action as the inaugural NZRL Schools v Clubs (18s) match followed by an NZ Residents v NZ Mori Residents game have been scheduled for Sunday, November 8, following the Kiwi Ferns … Read more »

Making It Official: The Journey Of Te Reo Māori

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The journey towards recognising Mori as an official language and taonga has been captured as a web series and launched today during Te Wiki o te Reo Mori, announced Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni. Te reo Mori is … Read more »

Urgent Government Intervention Required For Horticulture Industry Finance Minister Told

Press Release – New Zealand Apples and Pears

Industry representatives met with Finance Minister, Grant Robertson in Hawkes Bay earlier this week to discuss challenges facing the regional fruit and wine industry. The main item of discussion was around labour pressure for the coming grape, summerfruit … Read more »

PGF Funding For Jobs For Nature Programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister of Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $11.88 million to fund fencing and waterway projects nationwide that will improve the environment and create jobs in their communities, Regional … Read more »

Kiwi Ferns To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Year With A Test Match Against Fetū Samoa

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

International rugby league is returning to New Zealand soil as the World Nines Champion Kiwi Ferns are set to take on Pacific rivals Fet Samoa come Saturday 7 November at Mt Smart Stadium. A packed afternoon of womens rugby league action celebrates … Read more »