Pacific Scoop

INTERVIEW: The Women Activists Aiming To Make History In Vanuatuan Politics

Press Release – UN News

The Republic of Vanuatu is one of the few countries in the world without a single woman representative in parliament, but two determined activists are committed to ending that situation, and ensuring that womens voices are heard by the island … Read more »

MAL Condemns HCC’s Action For Selling Off Biosecurity Incinerator Land

Press Release – Solomon Islands MAL

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) in its strongest term condemned the action taken by the Honiara City Council (HCC) to sell off its piece of land that housed the Biosecurity incinerator at Ranadi, East of Honiara. This was after … Read more »

Govt Purchases Enough Pfizer Vaccines For Whole Country

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has guaranteed that every New Zealander will have access to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, after securing an additional 8.5 million doses, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The Government has signed an advance purchase agreement for 8.5 … Read more »

Maersk should be employing New Zealand seafarers for its new local service

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says an international shipper is threatening the future of New Zealand coastal shipping by exploiting legal loopholes. Global shipping giant Maersk has announced a new service called Sirius Star which will use two overseas flagged … Read more »

Resene Customers Donate More Than 275,000 Cans Of Food To The Salvation Army

Press Release – Salvation Army

Resene customers have tipped the total number of cans of food delivered during the Hunger for Colour Appeal to a staggering 275,000 cans. Held every February for the last seven years, the Resene Hunger for Colour Appeal sees cans swapped instore for … Read more »

To Strengthen Women’s Leadership, We Must Strengthen Their Rights And Choices In A Post-COVID World

Press Release – UNFPA

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director Bjorn Andersson issues an urgent message on International Womens Day. A year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to engulf the world, we at the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA , warned of dangerous … Read more »

Agriculture 10-year Growth Strategy Gets Gov’t Inputs

Press Release – Solomon Islands MAL

The first ever 10-year Agriculture Sector Growth Strategy and Investment Plan (ASGSIP 2021-2030) has received overwhelming support and valuable inputs from government line ministries as it going through final consultations for ratification before presentation … Read more »

Three Big Earthquakes In One Morning – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Coastal communities are returning home after a morning spent on alert for tsunamis triggered by significant marine earthquakes. The three significant earthquakes that took place over the course of this morning triggered tsunami alerts across the Pacific, … Read more »

Fwrm Organises “If Women Stop, The World Stops” Concert On International Women’s Day

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement’s If Women Stop, the World Stops Concert is taking place on International Womens Day March 8th, 2021 at the Sukuna Park in Suva. The Concert is in solidarity with the Womens Global Strike, which calls women … Read more »

The Best Medicine – Three Local Comedy Productions Set To Bring Laughter To Aotearoa Audiences

Press Release – NZ On Air

NZ On Air has backed one new feature film and two returning comedy projects to bring more crack-up content to the nation in 2021. Up to $1.2m has been invested in three productions, showcasing the best and brightest of Aotearoas comedic talent to … Read more »