Pacific Scoop

Independent Pacific news, analysis and commentary Pacific Scoop is a regional “hub” partnership venture between AUT's Pacific Media Centre and the independent news portal Scoop.

The centre is based in the School of Communication Studies where postgraduate Pacific student journalists and other media students with an interest in Pasifika affairs will be filing regular stories.

Students on the JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies postgraduate paper use this news website as their main course outlet.

Other students on regional and international internships will be reporting too.

The idea is to produce a distinct blend of news, current affairs and analysis – a fresh and independent “voice” of the Pacific.

We are keen to tell the hidden stories and address justice for the marginalised.

Education, culture, creativity, environment, health, human rights, media, social justice, resource development, regional security and technology are just some of the topics high on our reportage list.

Supplementing our daily file from students are articles by academic staff, regional journalists and civil society advocates and analysts.

Together with AUT, the Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea; National University of Samoa; and University of the South Pacific journalism schools will also be filing stories, images and multimedia for Pacific Scoop.

We also have a link with the Reportage-Enviro student website at the UTS Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), which is committed to “promoting an alternative voice in the global environmental debate with news that challenges consensus or raises awareness on under-exposed issues”.

Pacific Scoop editor: Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre

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South Pacific’s Largest Solar Power Plant Opens In Tonga

07-Dec-2022 3.00am

Press Release – Sunergise In the presence of Their Majesties King Tupou VI & Queen Nanasipau u, The King & Queen of The Kingdom of Tonga, Tonga s new 6MW solar power plant was officially launched today at Fualu, Tongatapu by Prime Minister of the … In the presence of Their Majesties King Tupou VI […]


Doomed Deep Sea Miner The Metals Company Under Huge Pressure

07-Dec-2022 2.09am

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand In what Greenpeace Aotearoa is calling another heavy blow to deep sea mining – the Canadian miner The Metals Company has received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq stock exchange – after trading below USD$1 at closing bid price for 30 days in a … In what Greenpeace Aotearoa […]


Much Work Still Needed To Lift Kiwi Families Out Of Poverty Bearing Brunt Of Rising Cost Of Living: Save The Children

05-Dec-2022 11.28pm

Press Release – Save the Children New Zealand Today’s launch of the Child Poverty Monitor 2022 reaffirms that much work is still needed to lift children out of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand, with Save the Children fearing the current cost of living crisis and rising inflation will add pressure … Today’s launch of the […]


Multimedia and lively news reports from Pacific Scoop’s elections team in Fiji

Pacific Scoop Fiji Report


What Auckland University Library’s blog says about Pacific.Scoop

Launch of Pacific Scoop at Maori Expo

Creative Commons attribution licence.

Backgrounder on the Pacific.Scoop vision here.



Managing Editor David Robie
Contributing editor Alex Perrottet
Pacific Scoop
Pacific Media Centre
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