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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Foreign Affairs Minister Talks To The Vanuatu Government On Pacific Issues

28-Mar-2023 9.26pm

Press Release – New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta will travel to Vanuatu today, announcing that Aotearoa New Zealand will provide further relief and recovery assistance there, following the recent destruction caused by Cyclones Judy and Kevin. Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs Minita Take Aorere Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta will […]


Kua Tīmata Te Whakataetae! Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals Has Begun

28-Mar-2023 12.44pm

Press Release – Waka Ama NZ Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua, was a hive of activity today as racing for the 2023 Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals kicked off. The national event for rangatahi began with a pwhiri led by haukainga, Ngti Whakaue and Thourangi, welcoming rangatahi, … Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua, was a hive of activity today […]


PM, Ministers Support CDF Act 2013 Reform

28-Mar-2023 9.14am

Press Release – Solomon Islands MRD Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Ministers affirmed their full support towards the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) propose Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act 2023 draft. Under the leadership of Minister for MRD Honourable Duddley Kopu … Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Ministers affirmed their full support towards […]


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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