Pacific Scoop

24% premium dangled to buy control of Restaurant Brands

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Mexico’s Finaccess Capital has offered $881.5 million – a 24 percent premium – to buy three-quarters of Restaurant Brands New Zealand. Read more »

APEC Finance Ministers Issue Joint Statement

Press Release – APEC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 17 October 2018 Finance Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a joint statement reflecting the outcomes of the APEC Finance Ministers Meeting in Port Moresby chaired by Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister … Read more »

Call to tackle climate change to save our fisheries

Press Release – FAO

THERE needs to be quick and dramatic actions to address climate change to safeguard Pacific fisheries. Read more »

Op-Ed: A Decade of Disruption Comes Home to Roost

Article – APEC

By Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002-2012. Read more »

The Power of Choice: State of World Population Report 2018

Press Release – UNFPA

Rights and choice are at the centre of the mandate of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. Read more »

Wing 319 celebrate their graduation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Seventy eight new constables will join their friends and family in celebrating their graduation at The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) this week. Read more »

Find Your Voice – new film made in NZ To Premiere Nov. 21

Press Release – Kiriata Publicity

FIND YOUR VOICE, starring Adam Saunders, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Tama Lundon from the revered band Herbs, premieres on November 21 at Event Cinemas Broadway, Newmarket. Read more »

New Sea Level Monitoring Station boosts Tonga’s Resilience

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Tonga – Today on Vuna Wharf in the Tongan capital of Nukualofa, the Honourable Prime Minister of Tonga Samiuela Akilisi Pohiva officially commissioned a new Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring station, which will provide high quality … Read more »

University lecture tackles housing crisis head-on

Press Release – University of Auckland

Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on October 23. Read more »

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network

Press Release – GNS Science

Staff from GNS Science are in the Solomon Islands for the next month to help set up the countrys first geohazard monitoring network to provide real-time information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Read more »