Pacific Scoop

FIJI REACH Project Exceeds Community Outreach Target

Press Release – United Nations Development Programme

Suva, Fiji (06 December 2018) The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians Project which set out a target of reaching 4,000 Fijians has managed to reach more than double the targeted figure in facilitating citizens … Read more »

Agreements to bring Renewable Electricity to Solomons

Press Release – World Bank

The World Bank Group has today welcomed the signing of a series of key agreements which will help deliver cheaper and more reliable, renewable energy to Solomon Islands through the Tina River Hydropower Project. Read more »

Military Working Dog Handler Commended

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Military Working Dog Handler Commended by Chief of Defence Force Since arriving in New Zealand from the United Kingdom six years ago, former British Army Warrant Officer Alan Inkpen has worked tirelessly to introduce, train and maintain military … Read more »

Building Island Resilience

Press Release – PIDF

4 December 2018, Poland: From a Green Blue Economy perspective, when we speak of resilience, we do not simply imply resilience to climate change although this is an important factor, particularly in the Pacific. When we speak of resilience, … Read more »

Arts student won’t let disability hold her back

Press Release – University of Auckland

Criminology and Mori Studies student Alicia Kapa has been celebrated for inspiring others with disabilities. She was one of three finalists in the Youth Spirit category at the 2018 Attitude Awards, for a person under the age of 20 who lives with a disability … Read more »

PNA CEO emphasizes PNA-FFA collaboration for WCPFC

Press Release – PNA

Following the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) officials session Sunday, the Forum Fisheries Agency opened its four-day briefing Monday in Honolulu for fisheries officials in preparation for the upcoming Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission … Read more »

USP holds successful High Level Consultations with Aus/NZ

Press Release – University Of The South Pacific

A successful trilateral High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australia and New Zealand was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USPs Laucala Campus on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018. Read more »

Asia Pacific should reduce inequalities in access to care

Press Release – OECD

Access to health care has improved in the Asia Pacific region over the past decade but women in low-income households in rural areas still have difficulty accessing care due to distance and financial reasons, according to a new OECD report. Health … Read more »

Award-winning play comes to Pātaka

Press Release – Porirua City Council

A stage play that examines the theme of tino rangatira in a stark future where water is no longer free is coming to Ptaka Art Gallery and Museum in early December. Read more »

Pacific diplomatic footprint

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced details today on how New Zealand will increase its diplomatic and development presence in the Pacific. Read more »