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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Flu And COVID-19 Vaccinations On Offer

27-May-2022 4.09am

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre People eligible for both the free flu vaccine and their next COVID-19 vaccination, can head along to multiple community pop-up events happening across the Auckland tomorrow (Saturday). It is safe to get both your flu and COVID-19 vaccination at … People eligible for both the free flu […]


On The Panic In The Pacific Over China

27-May-2022 1.35am

Article – Gordon Campbell For years, it has been no secret that China wants closer security and trade ties with the small nations of the Pacific region. All part of Beijings self-image as a global superpower. To that end this week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked … For years, it has been no secret […]


Dolomite Point Ceremony

26-May-2022 10.26pm

Press Release – Department of Conservation Ngti Waewae will lead a ceremony to mark the start of construction work on the new Experience Centre in Punakaiki tomorrow morning. The building is the anchor piece of the Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project, the Department of Conservations largest … Ngāti Waewae will lead a ceremony to mark 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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