Pacific Scoop

Crisis Point, New Zealand denying cyclone season refuge for small cruising yachts

Press Release – Ocean Cruising Club

Upwards of 300 small yachts are stuck in COVID limbo across the South Pacific, most are in Fiji and French Polynesia. Crews on these yachts are urgently seeking refuge from the forthcoming cyclone season commencing 1 November. The safety of these … Read more »

COVID-19 Impact On Treatment For Chronic Illness Revealed

Article – UN News

The COVID-19 health crisis has caused massive disruption worldwide in diagnosing and treating people with deadly but preventable diseases, including more than one in two cancer patients, UN health experts said on Friday. In a call to Governments … Read more »

A Second COVID-19 Death In Auckland – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Dr Joseph Williams QSO, has died in Auckland City Hospital. Dr Williams, who was in his 80s, was admitted to Auckland City Hospital on 13 August and passed away yesterday evening. His passing brings … Read more »

Three Key Trends Defining Travel Sector’s Recovery From COVID-19 Storm

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary The tourism industry remained at the core of the NZ economy in the pre-COVID-19 era. COVID-19 driven travel curbs stimulated a sharp fall in Kiwi Lands border crossings in June 2020 quarter. The extension of the Tourism Loan Scheme by the government … Read more »

College Acknowledges Passing Of Dr Joe Williams

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) is today mourning the loss of former Cook Islands prime minister Dr Joe Williams, who College President Dr Samantha Murton says was a pillar of the Pasifika community and a long-serving … Read more »

National Hauora Coalition Commemorates The Life And Contribution Of Dr Joe Williams

Press Release – National Hauora Coalition

Ng mihi aroha ki tenei o ng Rangatira a Tkuta Joe Williams me tana Whnau i runga i tana matenga i te r nei. Hoki atu e te Rangatira, ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pamamao. Ki te kainga tuturu m ttou katoa ki t ttou Matua nui … Read more »

Press Statement From Professor Pal Ahluwalia, The Vice-Chancellor And President of USP, Fiji

Press Release – University Of The South Pacific

I praise the Lord and thank almighty God for hearing the prayers of so many people throughout the region and for good governance, integrity and ethics to prevail. I am deeply humbled by the love, friendship and support that has been bestowed upon … Read more »

Pacific Cooperation Ensures Fisheries Continue Despite COVID-19

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

Member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are actively working together to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 being transmitted through fisheries operations, allowing the industry to continue making a vital contribution to Pacific … Read more »

Tonga Language Week Theme Underpins Pacific Wellbeing Approach To Economic Recovery And Rebuild

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the 2020 Tonga Language Week theme of Fakakoloa o Aotearoa aki a e Lotu Mooni , which in English means Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand through prayer and faith is … Read more »

Coordination And Commitment During Regional Fisheries Surveillance Operation

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

Fisheries, Maritime & Ports Authority Officers monitoring a fishing vessel unloadingunder COVID-19 Protocols in Apia Port, Samoa. Source: Samoa NHQ. A fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation in the Pacific concludes this week, … Read more »