Pacific Scoop

Top talent celebrated at 15th annual Pacific Music Awards

Press Release – Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration tonight as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. Read more »

Petition to tax sugary drinks can’t be ignored (again)

Press Release – University of Auckland

Aotearoa New Zealand is spending more than $20 million every year to anaesthetise children so they can undergo multiple tooth extractions as a consequence of consuming sugary drinks. This is one of the reasons that University of Auckland academic Dr … Read more »

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has named a 12-strong team, featuring the return of defenders Katrina Rore and Phoenix Karaka, midcourter Shannon Saunders and shooter Bailey Mes, to contest the 2019 Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool in July. Read more »

Foreign Minister to lead Consultations in the Cook Islands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to the Cooks Islands tomorrow for annual New Zealand – Cook Islands Ministerial Consultations. Read more »

Tourism on the Rise in Papua New Guinea

Press Release – IFC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 23, 2019 New research shows there were almost 95,000 visitors arriving by air in Papua New Guinea, PNG, in 2018, who generated more than PGK $690 million (USD$205 million) of spending flowing into the countrys … Read more »

Pacific Feminists Commit to Action Plan for Change

Press Release – PFF

Pacific feminists celebrated and reaffirmed their commitment towards sustaining solidarity, strengthening resistance and revolution for gender equality, human rights and justice at the closing of the 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF). Read more »

Late Tongan Queen contribution to Pacific Music recognised

Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is proud to sponsor the MIT Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. Read more »

Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific

Press Release – Kacific

22 May 2019 Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) won the award for Best Digital Inclusion at the 2019 Pacific ICT Awards held by the Government of Vanuatu on 17 May. Read more »

Better late than never: Pacific culture events reboot

Press Release – Pacific Dance Festival

In the wake of the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival and the final day of Polyfest following the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Pacific Dance Festival is proud to offer supporters and people of Pacific heritage the chance to celebrate this strong … Read more »

Tonga: Third operation to support economic resilience

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019The World Banks Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million grant for the last in a series of three operations that are supporting the government of Tonga to improve the management of public finances, … Read more »