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2019 annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Three fascinating Mori history projects featuring in this years New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Mori life and heritage, Manat Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson said … Read more »

2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

I speak as the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and stand before you as a representative of a regional bloc comprising 18 Pacific Countries that span 40 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. … Read more »

Airport boss to lead ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Business Central

Stuart Ainslie, the Chief Executive of Hawkes Bay Airport, has been elected Chair of ExportNZ Hawkes Bay. Read more »

Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird , was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night. Read more »

NZ tsunami monitoring and detection system to be established

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare have today announced the deployment of a network of DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys. Read more »

Why were tourists allowed on White Island?

Article – The Conversation

The volcanic alert level on Whakaari/White Island remains at three, one rung higher than it was when the eruption took place. AAP/GNS Science , CC BY-ND Read more »

Auckland Rotuman Group makes a Human Rights complaint

Press Release – Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group

The Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated (ARFGI) is marking todays International Human Rights Day to draw attention to the NZ Governments discriminatory policy of only supporting selective Pacific Island languages. Read more »

Team of health workers to support Samoa measles response

Press Release – Save The Children

A team of midwives and a doctor from Save the Childrens Emergency Health Unit arrived in Samoa on Sunday to support the government’s response to the measles outbreak. Read more »

Taylor calls on other countries to reduce emissions

Press Release – Greenpeace

MADRID , Dec 10, 2019 – Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor has ignored Australians suffering from bushfires and Pacific Islanders facing the obliteration of their homelands by refusing to outline a plan for Australia to honour … Read more »

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority children

Press Release – UN News

Seventy people have now died from Samoas measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease. Read more »

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