Pacific Scoop

Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC appoints Guy Royal

Press Release – Raukawa ki te Tonga

Raukawa ki te Tonga AHC Limited (AHC), the commercial and investment arm of Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust (the Trust), has appointed Guy Royal Ngti Raukawa, Ngti Tamater, Pare-Hauraki, Ng Puhi & Ngti Hine to its Board. This follows … Read more »

Researchers and scholars at the top of their fields elected

Press Release – Royal Society Te Aparangi

Nineteen new Ng Ahurei a Te Aprangi Fellows and Ng Ahurei Honore a Te Aprangi Honorary Fellows have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Aprangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities. … Read more »

Two Fijians arrested in Tauranga for methamphetamine

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested two Fijian nationals, who arrived in Tauranga on a commercial vessel earlier this week, after locating at least 34 kilograms of methamphetamine on board. Read more »

UC students engineer medical solutions in Tonga

Press Release – University of Canterbury

For 10 weeks this summer, seven University of Canterbury (UC) students are going to be repairing life-saving medical equipment and engineering biomedical solutions in Tongan hospitals. Read more »

Proposed electorate boundaries released

Press Release – Representation Commission

The Representation Commission is proposing changes to half of New Zealands electorates and establishing a new electorate in south Auckland. Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of passengers with measles on a flight from Samoa to Auckland last week. Read more »

Beauty queen to use crown for marine protection

Press Release – University of Auckland

The winner of the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand pageant hopes to use her title to raise awareness of protecting the delicate marine environment in her island homeland. Read more »

News note on measles outbreak in the Pacific

Press Release – UNICEF

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than … Read more »

Reconciliation helps repair fractures, enable lasting peace

Press Release – UN News

The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building cycle: reconciliation. Read more »

Anti-terror measures ‘linked to spike in child detentions’

Press Release – United Nations

More than 5.4 million children are detained around the world, rights experts said on Monday, highlighting aggressive State counterterrorism measures for the spike in youngsters held for alleged links with armed conflict or national security … Read more »