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Vanuella Watt, the voice of the Pacific Community in New Zealand
At SPC, Vanuella Watt reigns over the scientific library hosted in a canoe-shaped building at Headquarters. But from 17 to 23 November last, she was the voice of the Pacific during an album release tour that took her to Palmerston North, Auckland, Nelson…
New buoy to provide better wave forecasts and ocean knowledge on Fiji’s Coral Coast
A wave buoy and temperature-monitoring mooring deployed on 2nd May off Fiji’s Coral Coast will provide ocean researchers, forecasters, mariners, surfers, and the public with real-time information about wave conditions and ocean temperatures. This…
Pacific fisheries – leading the fleet!
The Pacific Community and the Government of New Zealand launched today an initiative called Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP), with an aim at enabling national and regional Pacific fisheries leaders to further empower themselves to be leaders…
New Zealand - A valuable member and partner in development of the Pacific Community
We were delighted to host Mr Jonathan Kings and a delegation from Wellington at Pacific Community Headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia, this week. This is the first High Level delegation from NZ in recent times, and a great opportunity to revitalise…
New Zealand Government and Pacific Community strengthen partnership
The Government of New Zealand and the Pacific Community (SPC) have today signed an agreement to support the scientific and technical organisation’s continued delivery of development services to its member countries and territories over the next three…
Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers
Six Pacific Islands’ exporters from across the region will have an opportunity to find new distributors in New Zealand through a trade mission in July, jointly coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific Islands Trade and…
New potato and sweet potato varieties from Latin America to improve Pacific food security
Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.
New Zealand funding boost for Pacific region development
Pacific Islands development has received a boost from New Zealand, with a new funding commitment to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen its work in three vital thematic areas.
Revolutionary agenda to improve sexual health of people in Pacific
With concern over high rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a collaborative effort is getting under way to implement an ambitious sexual health agenda for the Pacific.