Pacific Scoop

Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

This week, Andrew Bayly MP, member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and Mark Patterson MP, member of the Primary Production Committee, will attend the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, being … Read more »

Fijian women parliamentarians team up with NZ counterparts

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

This week, New Zealand will be hosting eight women members from the Parliament of Republic of Fiji. The visit is part of an ongoing programme of parliamentary capacity and relationship building between members of Parliament in the Pacific region. Read more »

A cooler end to a warm week

Press Release – MetService

A cold front has moved away to the east of New Zealand today and is being followed by a ridge of high pressure, which will bring calm and settled conditions for most parts of the country into next week. Read more »

Timorese journalists protest outside Philippine embassy

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Pātaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing

Press Release – Pataka

NEWS RELEASE February 15 2019 Ptaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing Porirua will come alive with the sights, sounds and rhythms of the Pacific next weekend, when a traditional Hawaiian dance group strut their stuff at Ptaka … Read more »

NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest

Press Release – Phoenix Belly Dance

3 NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest for American theatre show Kiwi dancers, Candice Frankland, Vanessa Castro, and Eloise Le Bout of Phoenix Belly Dance, Auckland have been chosen to perform in a world-class theatrical show coming to Sydney … Read more »

December visitor numbers reach new heights

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There were 529,300 visitor arrivals in December 2018, the highest for any month, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Slightly cooler weather, but no rain of note

Press Release – MetService

A cold front moving up the South Island today is forecast to weaken as it crosses the North Island from Friday afternoon, and although the West Coast of the South Island sees some rain or drizzle today, it is mainly confined to the front. By the … Read more »

UNHCR delighted as major award presented to Sudanese Refugee

Press Release – UN High Commissioner For Refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. Read more »

Moves to help develop Fiji’s Corporate Bond Market

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

Suva, Fiji, February 13, 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in co-operation with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is working with industry representatives to develop Fijis corporate bond market. Read more »