Pacific Scoop

PM pretends climate change isn’t a global issue

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

In helping to roll electricity out in a country that is overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels, the Prime Minister has conveniently ignored her commitment to fighting climate change, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

NZ to help expand access to electricity in PNG

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute towards Papua New Guineas ambitious National Electrification Roll-Out Plan to connect 70 percent of households to electricity by 2030, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced at APEC in Papua New Guinea. Read more »

APEC Leaders Face Challenges Together for Stronger Growth

Press Release – APEC

Leaders of the 21 APEC member economies opened their annual meeting to take sustained collective action to strengthen Asia-Pacific trade for greater growth and prosperity for all. Read more »

Marshallese call for developed countries to step up

Press Release – Greenpeace

More than 100 Marshallese call for developed countries to step up their climate action ahead of CVF Summit Majuro , Marshall Islands, 17 November 2018 – More than 200 Marshallese activists in traditional vessels have rallied off the coast of the nations capital, … Read more »

Fiji First Party retains power in sham election

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Fiji First Party retains power in sham election By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 16 November 2018, original url Read more »

The Nation: Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker

Press Release – The Nation

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says New Zealand is trying to position itself as the bridge between the United States and China. We have a bit of a reputation for the honest broker, and its times like this that we should draw upon that reputation. Read more »

Musicians join call to stop incarcerating children on Nauru

Press Release – Mums 4 Refugees

“Children Dont Belong in Jail” is a new protest song released today by New Zealand musicians Luke Buda and Don McGlashan in response to the plight of the refugee children still detained on the island of Nauru. Don and Luke felt they … Read more »

PM O’Neill to Private Sector: Invest in Digital, Innovate

Press Release – APEC

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter ONeill encouraged the Asia-Pacific business community to invest in infrastructure that will increase digital access, a fundamental driver of inclusive growth. Read more »

9 Things Prime Minister O’Neill said at APEC

Press Release – APEC

Prime Minister Peter ONeill delivered remarks in front of local and visiting members of the business community in Port Moresby on Friday, kicking off a two-day summit that brings together the regions leaders and the private sector ahead of … Read more »

National Geographic Exhibition Coming to Pātea

Press Release – South Taranaki District Council

For the first time in New Zealand the National Geographic exhibition Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary is coming to Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in Ptea. Read more »