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.

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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”. 


What Auckland University Library’s blog says about Pacific.Scoop

Launch of Pacific Scoop at Maori Expo

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Backgrounder on the Pacific.Scoop vision here.


Pacific Scoop editor: Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre

Managing Editor David Robie
Contributing editor Alex Perrottet
Pacific Scoop
Pacific Media Centre
D-63 School of Communication Studies
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University

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Day 3 Karapiro National Sprint Championships 2019

17-Jan-2019 1.00am

Press Release – Waka Ama NZ (WEDS 16) Today we had 13 Championship Finals and our Corporate race – here we level the ground, sponsors become paddlers just like everyone else. Waka Ama is a perfect equalizer as regardless of age or station, it all comes down to technique, teamwork, …Press release day 3 Karapiro […]


Ducks by the hundred ‘blinged up’ for scientific research

16-Jan-2019 11.23pm

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand Hundreds of Bay of Plenty ducks are helping scientific research into their populations and habits by getting “blinged up” with bright, shiny bands on their legs.Ducks by the hundred get ‘blinged up’ for scientific research Source: Fish and Game NZ — Hundreds of Bay of Plenty ducks […]


Two New Zealand Films Head to SXSW

16-Jan-2019 10.14pm

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. Two New Zealand Films Head to SXSW Thursday, 17 January 2019 Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in […]


Last updated: 12-Dec-2016 10.03am

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