Pacific Scoop

Progressing Climate Action By Driving Transformational Change

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Addressing the risks of climate change requires broad transformational change, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says. In a speech delivered today at the Pacific Ocean Pacific Climate Conference, Mr Orr reflected on the need for transformational change, as … Read more »

Language Fluency Protects Pacific Mothers From Postpartum Mental Disorders

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

A Study Of Pacific Mothers In New Zealand Shows That Being Fluent In Both English And Pacific Languages May Decrease The Likelihood Of Mental Disorders Within A Two-year Postpartum Period. English-and-Pacific speaking mothers had the lowest rate of mental … Read more »

Save The Date For Unitec Dance SHOWCASE 2020

Press Release – Unitec School of Creative Industries

Capping off a challenging year, Unitec Dance is excited to end on a triumphant note with a programme of live work that celebrates the incredible teaching, learning and industry building which our vibrant program is recognised for. From its inception … Read more »

Vulcans And Auckland Club Stars Included In Ferns’ Wider Squad

Press Release – Auckland League

Auckland Vulcans representatives Shannon Muru and Lavinia Tauhalaliku have been selected in the Kiwi Ferns train-on squad, along with 21 players from Aucklands Farrelly Photos Womens Competitions. Versatile backs Muru and Tauhalaliku were … Read more »

Public Talk Looks At Early Polynesian Settlement On Moturua Island

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

People will be able to learn about one of New Zealands oldest known Polynesian settlement sites at a public talk in Whngrei on Friday October 30. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Northland Regional Archaeologist, Dr James Robinson, will … Read more »

35,000 Albatross “missing” Since 2009

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is warning the incoming Government that nationally critical Antipodean Albatross will go extinct unless urgent action is taken. A new Department of Conservation study has estimated that there have been 35,000 unexplained deaths … Read more »

#StopAdani Action & Online Rally Calling On Lloyd’s To Rule Out Insurance For Adani Coal Mine

Press Release –

Hundreds to join #StopAdani action and online rally calling on Lloyds of London to rule out insurance for Adani coal mine On Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM, hundreds of people across the Pacific Islands and around the world will join an online rally … Read more »

Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons: Pacific Island Countries Played Crucial Role

Press Release – ICRC

Last Friday, 23 October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Nuclear Weapons reached its 50th ratification at the UN. The Treaty will enter into force 90 days later, on 22 January 2021. For the first time, this will create a global norm that explicitly … Read more »

Nuclear Ban Treaty Milestone Achieved

Press Release – iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

” Its potential to end the threat of nuclear destruction is a gift for future generations.” A significant milestone towards a world free of nuclear weapons was achieved on United Nations Day, 24 October, when Honduras became the fiftieth … Read more »

Spotlight Initiative To Launch In Vanuatu

Press Release – Spotlight Initiative Regional Pacific Programme

Together to End Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence in the Pacific WHAT: A multi-year partnership between the United Nations and the European Union will be launched on Monday, October 26, 2020. Working in partnership with key institutions … Read more »