Pacific Scoop

Salute for the Army

Opinion – Ray Avery

Only about 0.1% of our population are full-time army personnel but this small percentage is responsible for supporting us here at home in times of crises, maintaining security throughout our region and supporting international peace keeping efforts. Read more »

Is Tulsi Gabbard Qualified?

Article – David Swanson

I want Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic Presidential debates because she speaks out against wars. She raises the topic unasked. She wants various wars ended or not launched. She wants impeachment made automatic for presidents who launch wars. Whats not … Read more »

Auckland Man Takes Command of Navy Ship HMNZS Hawea

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Sitting in assembly at Auckland Grammar School, Year 13 prefect Ethan Moser heard an announcement for a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Open Day. A day off school sounded good, so I went along, he said. I was hooked from there. Eight years … Read more »

E-waste – The big issue facing small islands

Press Release – Computer Recycling

Once famed for their idyllic beaches, the islands of the Pacific are under increasing threat from waste and pollution. Rubbish now clogs once-pristine streams, and trash floats through previously untouched mangrove forests. Read more »

Remarks to opening of High-level Forum Ministerial Segment

Speech – UN Spokesman for the Secretary-General

Over the past four years, this High-Level Political Forum has kept the spotlight firmly on the Sustainable Development Goals. And over the coming days, you will again dive into the details of our collective efforts to take forward the 2030 Agenda for … Read more »

Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms

Press Release – University of Auckland

Low-lying Pacific islands in atoll archipelagos such as Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati are likely to adapt to the effects of climate change rather than simply sink beneath the waves, a new study shows. Read more »

Tourism funding will prove significant boost for Northland

Press Release – Northland Inc

Northland Inc has welcomed the Government decision to pump more than $1.6 million of tourism funding into the restoration, improvement and care of some of the special regional treasures. Read more »

International travel quiet in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

May 2019 saw 219,300 visitor arrivals and 235,200 New Zealand resident arrivals, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Pacific Tourism Officials upskill knowledge of Chinese

Press Release – South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019 – A delegation of staff from Pacific National Tourism Offices, tourism private sector and the South Pacific Tourism Organization were in Guangzhou China, from 24th June to 4th July to attend the 1st Tourism Human Resource Development … Read more »

2019 Pacific Games beneficial for Samoa Tourism

Press Release – South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019- The opening of the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa on the weekend was a showcase of the rich Samoan culture and heritage and heralds the start of two weeks of intensive competition by the best sports people in the region said SPTO … Read more »