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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Samoa’s PM Fiamē Confirmed As Keynote At Aid Conference – Tuesday

24-Oct-2021 4.01am

Press Release – Council for International Development Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiam Naomi Mataafa will give a keynote address at the Council for International Developments (CID) annual conference on Tuesday morning, October 26. The conference will be online She is joined by the Prime Minister … Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa will give […]


Tokelau Champions Language And Culture

24-Oct-2021 1.10am

Press Release – Minister for Pacific Peoples COVID-19 continues to be a powerful reminder of the importance of language and culture to the wellbeing of our Pacific communities, said the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. Our Tokelau community in Aotearoa has responded strongly to … COVID-19 continues to be a powerful reminder of […]


Pacific Likely To Experience Double Dip La Niña Episode

22-Oct-2021 6.14am

Press Release – Sprep Proe The Pacific is likely to experience a rare occurrence of what is called a double dip La Nia in the coming months, Climate models and predictions tools used by Pacific National Meteorological and Hydrological services (NMHSs) show. The prediction, based … The Pacific is likely to experience a rare occurrence […]


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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AUT University

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