Pacific Scoop

Five-Point Action Plan To Survive COVID-19 Storm

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary The nations job market seems to be on track to defeat the pandemic, widening the professional skill set is crucial. Given the potentially positive signs emerging so far, the economic indicators deserve closer attention while gauging the nature … Read more »

Waikato Regional Council Chair’s Donation Supports Families During Lockdown

Press Release – K’aute Pasifika Trust

Covid-19 lockdown was an unprecedented and stressful time for many communities. For K’aute Pasifika Trust, a Waikato not-for-profit their response was to provide the provide free care packages to the Waikato community. The free care packages included … Read more »

Strong Ministerial Interest As FEMM 2020 Centres On Covid -19

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor PIFS HQ, Suva, Fiji : New economic realities and challenges driven by the COVID-19 pandemic will dominate the 2020 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) as it gets underway this week. The … Read more »

Managed Isolation Charges To Start 11 August

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from 12.01am Tuesday 11th August, after they passed their last cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The new charging system balances the rights of New Zealanders … Read more »

Top Tier NZ Talent Rock ‘n’ Rolling Home

Press Release – Operatunity

Ever wondered what happened to the handsome, charismatic, TV3 weatherman Russell Dixon, who graced our screens for several years and appeared on numerous TV shows and movies? Well he followed his dream of starring on the West End, where he played … Read more »

Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. Read more »

Māori Party Saddened by the Passing of Judge Heta Hingston

Press Release – The Maori Party

E te rangatira, e te tohunga, e te Tiati, haere, haere, haere atu ra. Haere ki o tupuna, no ratou nga taonga i tuku iho ki a koe, hei whangai mai ki a matou. Read more »

Provider Languages Fund will support Pacific Wellbeing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa. The strength and resilience of Pacific Aotearoa is not only vital to their own prosperity … Read more »

Release Refugees To Stay @homesafelywithus

Press Release – at homesafelywithus

A coalition of refugee support groups today offered to open their homes to asylum seekers and refugees currently held in Australias immigration detention centres. The @homesafelywithus initiative is being offered to the Commonwealth Government … Read more »

Fisheries Ministers Strengthen Their Commitment To Regional Cooperation Amid Pandemic

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

Fisheries Ministers from member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) have expressed serious concern about the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their domestic economies. Their comments came during the 17th … Read more »