Pacific Scoop

Pacific Media Network Expands Reach Into The Pacific

Press Release – Pacific Media Network

Pacific Media Network is proud to announce that its much-loved 531pi platform will now be accessible to Pacific broadcasters to rebroadcast to viewers and listeners in the Pacific region. Sara-Jane Elika, Interim CEO of PMN says: Over the last … Read more »

First In-depth Study Of Mental Health Issues In Cook Is

Press Release – University of Auckland

A study investigating mental health in the Cook Islands is the first of its kind and will provide better understanding of how the Islands are being impacted by mental health issues. Dr Sam Manuela will lead a project to conduct a survey across the … Read more »

Removing Barriers To Respiratory Health

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are pleased to announce the translation of their first Samoan language resources, with more to come over the next year. The Managing Your Childs Asthma booklet (Tausiaina o le mai sela o lau tama) … Read more »

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Stations Set To Visit Community

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

People with possible COVID-19 symptoms are being encouraged to take advantage of the mobile testing station travelling across the MidCentral District Health Board region this week Anyone experiencing cold, flu or respiratory illness symptoms, no … Read more »

Foreign Minister Makes Four Diplomatic Appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced four diplomatic appointments: New Zealands Ambassador to Belgium, High Commissioners to Nauru and Niue, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. As the world seeks to manage and then recover … Read more »

Evening Sitting Habits And Binge-watching Come Under Research Spotlight

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

We know that performing short bouts of activity regularly throughout the day can counter some of the risks that come with sitting for prolonged periods. But we dont yet know whether short activity breaks in the evening, while binge-watching our favourite … Read more »

Rise In Gender-based Violence During COVID-19 Warrants A Gendered Response

Article – Shobha Shukla

Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (SGBV) before it happens and meeting the needs of all survivors should always be a priority – but it becomes even more of a compelling priority during pandemics and other emergencies. Such crisis … Read more »

Na I Solisoli Initiative Targets Infants

Press Release – Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset

A charity organisation will continue to distribute essentials to unfortunate families around the country. This time, delivering much needed baby and child care packages to deserving families to support their babies and infants during this COVID-19 pandemic … Read more »

The International Tech4Islands Awards The Innovation For The RECOVERY Of The “islands Of Tomorrow”

Press Release – La French Tech Polynesie

Converging the forces of innovation of French Polynesia, LA FRENCH TECH POLYNSIE will launch the second edition of its international TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2020 competition this Tuesday 26 May . The main objective of this event – the only one in the world … Read more »

Samoa Language Week Theme Is Perfect For The Post-COVID-19 Journey

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, says the theme for the 2020 Samoa Language Week is a perfect fit for helping our Pacific communities cope with the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, and to prepare now for the journey ahead as New Zealand … Read more »