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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Rotuman Community marks International Mother Language Day

21-Feb-2019 2.13am

Press Release – Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group The United Nations celebrates International Mother Language Day today, 21 February.Rotuman Community marks International Mother Language Day by announcing Language Classes 21 February 2019 ‘OTOU FÄEAG TA : RAKOA . ‘INEA’IA . MAÜR’AKIA MY LANGUAGE : LEARN IT . KNOW IT . LIVE IT The United Nations celebrates […]


Govt to step up efforts – second Queensland fruit fly caught

21-Feb-2019 12.49am

Press Release – BusinessDesk Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The government will step up efforts in Auckland to protect the country’s $6 billion horticulture export industry after the discovery of a second male Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore.Government to step up efforts as second Queensland fruit fly detected By Rebecca Howard Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) […]


Government response to Tax Working Group report

20-Feb-2019 10.02pm

Press Release – New Zealand Government The Coalition Government will take a measured response to the final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG), Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said todayHon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Revenue 21 February 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Coalition […]



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