Pacific Scoop

Joint effort on organised crime in the Pacific

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand Police are to work more closely with their counterparts from Australia, Tonga and Fiji in a multinational effort to tackle organised crime. Police Minister Stuart Nash says an agreement signed today in Sydney by the New Zealand Commissioner … Read more »

Life-Saving Action for Refugees in Medical Need Welcomed

Press Release – UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the action taken by the Parliament of Australia today to address critical medical needs of refugees and asylum-seekers under Australia’s ‘offshore processing’. Read more »

Culture is no excuse for abuse, culture is the solution

Press Release – Alliance Community Initiatives Trust

A national fono (gathering) will highlight family violence prevention in New Zealand by delving into culturally responsive ways for Pacific communities to address the serious issue and move forward. The Nga Vaka o Kiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing … Read more »

Progress Stalled in Reducing Inequality

Press Release – Salvation Army

Progress in reducing social and economic inequalities has stalled according to The Salvation Armys 2019 State of the Nation Report. Read more »

Takapuna Beach Cup 15-02-2019

Press Release – Takapuna Beach Cup

This weekend – Takapuna Beach will come alive with Waka Ama (Outrigger Canoe) Teams from all over New Zealand and the world gathering at the beach. Read more »

Alps 2 Ocean Ultra attracts competitors from 14 nations

Press Release – Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

Overseas competitors make up the majority of athletes for the second running of New Zealand’s first ultra-staged race that has attracted competitors from 15 countries. Read more »

Business, cultural connections in Taipei

Press Release – CAPE

Imagine spending a month in a foreign city, dedicating your time to learning a new language, exploring business opportunities, and discovering the cultural linkages across indigenous cultures and histories. Read more »

Australia takes step in right direction

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand welcomes news that all refugee children have been taken off Nauru, however the case is not closed as many still face an uncertain future with no permanent settlement solution. Read more »

First female carpenter from Trades Partnership begins

Press Release – Ara Institute

First female carpenter from Pacific Trades Partnership begins education in New Zealand Read more »

PFF | 2019 SPS Tempo awards

Press Release – Pacific Freedom Forum

Global awards won by Indonesia-based Tempo magazine reward decades of strong reporting – and are welcome recognition of excellence and editorial leadership says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. Read more »