Pacific Scoop

Pacific Celebration of 125th Anniversary of Suffrage 18/9/18

Speech – New Zealand Government

Ua paia le Taeao. Ua mamalu le aso, aua e paia ma mamalu le Atua e ona le aso ma le taeao. Read more »

NZ joins Alliance shut down global trade in torture tools

Press Release – Delegation of the European Commission to NZ

At a Ministerial meeting in New York on Monday, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and … Read more »

Speaker Trevor Mallard to lead delegation to the Pacific

Press Release – Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, will lead a delegation of MPs to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands from 30 September to 5 October 2018. Read more »

Tonga exploring cheaper and sustainable electricity

Press Release – Pacific Community – SPC

Nukualofa, Tonga Biogas generation using agriculture and animal products has promising potential for Tonga and the Pacific Islands, if pursued through a well-defined circular economy strategy. This was the conclusion of a 4 day visit jointly organised … Read more »

NZ Chocolate Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards

More than 135 Chocolates Assessed in the NZ Chocolate Awards Tuesday 24 September 2018 Auckland: After intense tasting New Zealands top chocolates have been named, with award- winners from Matakana to Queenstown. Judging was held at The Fresh Factory, … Read more »

World Vision calls on the PM to make the most of world stage

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to build on her recent announcement of an increase in the refugee quota, and use her time on the global stage to push for more meaningful change in the way the world treats refugees. World Vision has … Read more »

New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to $300 million over four years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in New York at the launch of Climate Week NYC, where she was a keynote speaker. Read more »

Speech: PM – Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planet

Speech – New Zealand Government

Id like to begin with a word often used in New Zealand, that you may not until now have ever had the opportunity to hear: kaitiakitanga. Read more »

Capacity upgrade planned for Hawaiki cable

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Hawaiki Submarine Cable has contracted with US-based Ciena Corp to increase the capacity of its deep-sea fibre optic cable by more than half. Read more »

Three-day workshop set to address pressing issues

Press Release – University of Otago

A workshop co-hosted by Otagos National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPCS) and the Toda Peace Institute in Auckland this week will address the complex relationship between climate change, and conflict in the world and in the Pacific. Read more »