Pacific Scoop

Women’s Human Rights Groups: Risk Of Rise In Domestic Violence Cases During COVID 19 Pandemic

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

Womens human rights groups in Fiji are deeply concerned with the heightened risk of gender based violence and abuse as families practice social distancing and isolate themselves in response to the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fiji has high prevalence … Read more »

2020 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Medal Winners Announced

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

In a world thats a little topsy-turvy its wonderful to have an opportunity to celebrate great New Zealand produce with the announcement of 2020 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards medal winners. Twenty-five judges and eight stewards worked … Read more »

Air New Zealand Suspends Noumea And Tahiti Services

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Following further government restrictions for travel into New Caledonia and French Polynesia, Air New Zealand is suspending its Noumea and Tahiti routes until 30 June. The final Auckland-Noumea return service will be 21 March, and the final Tahiti service … Read more »

NZRL Postpones June International Tests

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Due to the COVID-19 international pandemic, New Zealand Rugby League regrets to inform that the Oceania Cup International Test matches scheduled for June between the Kiwis and Tonga Invitational XIII and the Kiwi Ferns and Fetu Samoa have been … Read more »

Inspired To Join – Auckland Recruits Graduated This Week

Press Release – New Zealand Police

For Farhat Seyar, one positive interaction with a Police officer was enough to spark his desire to become a constable. The 22-year-old is one of 20 new constables who have graduated this week as part of Recruit Wing 335-5. After 19 weeks of intensive … Read more »

Stronger Border Measures To Protect NZers From COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has taken further measures to protect New Zealanders from the COVID-19 virus, effectively stopping all people from boarding a plane to New Zealand from 11:59pm today, except for returning New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Read more »

Returned Services Association Postpones Poppy Day Appeal And Cancels Public ANZAC Day Services

Press Release – Returned Services Association

Wellington, 19 March 2020 The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) today announced that because of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), it has decided to cancel ALL public ANZAC Day Services on 25 April and to postpone its … Read more »

Major Steps Taken To Protect New Zealanders From COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Every person entering New Zealand from anywhere in the world will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, excluding the Pacific [i] . These restrictions will all be reviewed in 16 days time. Existing travel ban retained for China … Read more »

45th Anniversary Of ASB Polyfest Starts Next Wednesday

Press Release – ASB Polyfest

Organisers of the 2020 ASB Polyfest are continuing to follow the advice and recommendations of the Ministry of Health & Ministry of Education, and at this stage are proceeding with the 45th Anniversary of the festival next week at the Manukau Sports … Read more »

Rotuman Language Week

Press Release – Rotuman Community