Pacific Scoop

NZ dollar falls after second fruit fly discovered

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – An already weak New Zealand dollar fell further on the news that a second fruit fly has been found in Auckland. It is of a different species to the adult male Queensland fly caught last week. Read more »

New species of fruit fly found in Auckland

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A second type of fruit fly, ( Bactrocera facialis – the facialis fruit fly) has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Otara. Read more »

Banabans climate change student documentary at festival

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): Banabans of Rabi A Story of Survival , a short documentary by Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu of Auckland University of Technologys Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the Moriland Film … Read more »

Aim to be youngest to run ultra-marathon on every continent

Press Release – Alps 2 Ocean Trail

On mission to be youngest person in history to run an ultra-marathon on every continent in the world Read more »

Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

This week, Andrew Bayly MP, member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and Mark Patterson MP, member of the Primary Production Committee, will attend the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, being … Read more »

Fijian women parliamentarians team up with NZ counterparts

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

This week, New Zealand will be hosting eight women members from the Parliament of Republic of Fiji. The visit is part of an ongoing programme of parliamentary capacity and relationship building between members of Parliament in the Pacific region. Read more »

A cooler end to a warm week

Press Release – MetService

A cold front has moved away to the east of New Zealand today and is being followed by a ridge of high pressure, which will bring calm and settled conditions for most parts of the country into next week. Read more »

Timorese journalists protest outside Philippine embassy

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Pātaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing

Press Release – Pataka

NEWS RELEASE February 15 2019 Ptaka set to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing Porirua will come alive with the sights, sounds and rhythms of the Pacific next weekend, when a traditional Hawaiian dance group strut their stuff at Ptaka … Read more »

NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest

Press Release – Phoenix Belly Dance

3 NZ Belly Dancers win international casting contest for American theatre show Kiwi dancers, Candice Frankland, Vanessa Castro, and Eloise Le Bout of Phoenix Belly Dance, Auckland have been chosen to perform in a world-class theatrical show coming to Sydney … Read more »