Pacific Scoop

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 »

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Edith Morris of Hamilton has very few regrets in her life despite getting polio in 1945 when only six months old. Read more »

NZ writers to showcase Māori and Pacific literature

Press Release – Creative NZ

Five of New Zealands leading Mori and Pasifika writers will be showcasing their work in the United Kingdom next month (November) alongside the high profile Oceania art exhibition in London. Read more »

Nurturing and embracing the Niuean language

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Nurturing and embracing the Niuean language There is much anticipation and excitement as the Niuean community are mobilised across New Zealand to celebrate Vagahau Niue Language Week, which gets underway today, says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito … Read more »

PNG: Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from festival

Article – Pacific Media Watch

PNG: Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival Read more »

Evacuating Nauru: Médecins Sans Frontières

Article – Binoy Kampmark

It is an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of medical rescue and human rights advocacy, Mdecins Sans Frontires has had its faults. Its co-founder Bernard Kouchner went a bit awry … Read more »

UNHCR urges Australia to evacuate off-shore facilities

Press Release – UNHCHR

UNHCR urges Australia to evacuate off-shore facilities as health situation deteriorates The following is a transcript of the remarks by Spokesperson for the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra, Catherine Stubberfield – to whom quoted text may be attributed … Read more »