NZ Govt to Work with Japan & SPREP to Support Pacific Climate Change Centre

  The New Zealand Government has committed to work together with Japan to support the regional success of the Pacific Climate Change Centre, said New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters, speaking at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru today. “New Zealand is committed to supporting climate change action across the Pacific and we see the […]

Listen: Samoa PM Delivers Blunt Message to Anti-Climate Change Leaders

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi delivered a blunt message to Australia’s coalition MPs who did not support Australia’s commitment to the UN Paris Agreement to combat climate change in the Pacific region. Australian media have reported on remarks directed to leaders who denied the reality of climate change saying they were utterly stupid and […]

Hawaii: O’ahu Sound Outdoor Emergency Sirens at 4pm

Emergency outdoor sirens will be activated on O’ahu at 4 pm today, Thursday (US Time), as Hurricane Lane approaches.  This will alert residents and visitors on O’ahu to the potential of severe flooding from Hurricane Lane, and the possibility of damaging winds. It will coincide with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message being sent to […]

NASA Captures Large Eye of Hurricane Lane

  NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold photographed a massive storm in the Pacific Ocean during a flyover from the International Space Station.  Arnold shared images on social media on Aug. 22, 2018, and wrote, “#HurricaneLane in the early morning hours near #Hawaii. The crew of the @Space_Station sends much aloha to everyone there.” Image Credit: NASA/Ricky Arnold NASA’s […]

Hawaii’s Islands Brace for Dangerous Hurricane Lane

Updated Thursday 23 August (US Time) 5:30am. Hurricane Lane remains a Major Category 4. Outer rain bands are already sweeping over Big Island and Maui early this morning, reports National Weather Service. They’re expected to spread further to O’ahu and Kaua’i later this morning. Authorities warn this hurricane is a dangerous storm. They have called […]

Pacific Input Largely Missing in NZ Climate Change Consultation

Last month Pacific Media Network (PMN) reporter Mabel Muller attended the public consultation hui, pictured above, on the Zero Carbon Bill in Manukau, Southside Auckland. This is Mabel Muller’s report. The Ministry for the Environment has been hosting public consultations around the country this year to gauge feedback on the government’s Zero Carbon Bill. The Bill […]

NZ Pacific Students Encouraged to Study Climate Change

The director of climate change resilience for the Pacific region’s environment organisation working for 14 Pacific governments, along with American and French territories, is encouraging New Zealand Pacific students to consider climate change work. “Whether they serve the Pacific region here or in New Zealand, for me personally it would be satisfying if the passion […]

#Indonesia: Latest Impact of Magnitude 7. Earthquake

Timeline captured in photos and images in the last almost 24 hours since this earthquake hit. People are desperately trying to leave the quake-ridden area, leaving damaged buildings, thousands homeless and a rising death toll. Associated Press are reporting that most of the deaths counted were caused by collapsing houses, according to the Indonesia’s National […]

Hawaii’s Residents & Visitors Urged to Prepare for Hurricane

Update 06/08/2018 NZ Time PM: Hurricane Hector has intensified to a Category 4 as it heads towards the islands of Hawaii. National Hurricane.  The latest official forecast track sees the hurricane lying to the south but the National Hurricane Center warn that only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase […]

Climate Change: Still Time to Submit on NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Climate Change Minister James Shaw meeting with Singapore’s Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Meeting in Singapore last week. Photo supplied. New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister is encouraging New Zealanders from all walks of life to have their say on the Zero Carbon Bill before submissions close this coming week […]

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