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Sir John Todd, VSA Life Member, passes away

Published on 30th July 2015


VSA is saddened to hear that Sir John Todd, VSA Life Member, passed away on July 29. Read More

Five reasons everyone should move to another place in their 20s

Published on 24th July 2015


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Five reasons everyone should move to another place in their 20s

At the tender age of 23, I have moved away from ‘home’ twice - first from Auckland to Wellington to go to university, and then to Bougainville, to pursue my ‘dream job’. Read More

Tim Beaglehole, VSA Life Member, passes away

Published on 24th July 2015


Renowned Wellington historian and VSA life member Tim Beaglehole, 82, passed away suddenly in Wellington on 18 July 2015. Read More

The first week

Published on 23rd July 2015


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The first week

My first week in Honiara has been rather overwhelming – and not only heat and humidity-wise. Read More

Musical Kiwi takes flight in Samoa with VSA

Published on 22nd July 2015


Musical Kiwi takes flight in Samoa with VSA

Henrietta McNeill grew up living in different Pacific countries, a sun-soaked childhood that sounds idyllic. But being exposed to the realities of the Pacific, including poverty and hardship, inspired her to return to work with her former neighbours to give more people a chance at a better life. Read More

Staying cool in the tropical life of Kiribati

Published on 20th July 2015


Staying cool in the tropical life of Kiribati

Musical participation connects people in our combined enjoyment or incredulity at the different  talents, as we share the beat, dancing and music across cultures. Read More

Paws, hooves and wings – a few animals of Vanuatu

Published on 17th July 2015


Paws, hooves and wings – a few animals of Vanuatu

The theme for VSA's "Friday Photo" on Facebook this month has been "animals". Here's a photo blog on the theme of the animals I've come across in Vanuatu. Read More

Resilience

Published on 16th July 2015


Resilience

This year has already brought dramatic proof that the Asia-Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region to natural disasters. Cyclone Pam had a devastating effect on Vanuatu, as our volunteers and staff experienced first-hand. As they work on the recovery, they are also contributing to the country’s resilience to disasters,... Read More

The Tongan coronation

Published on 15th July 2015


The Tongan coronation

Lesley Young, volunteering at the Women and Children Crisis Centre, writes about the recent coronation in Tonga. Read More

The wreck of Admiral Yamamoto’s plane

Published on 8th July 2015


The wreck of Admiral Yamamoto’s plane

Admiral Yamamoto lost his life when his plane crashed into tropical jungle in South West Bougainville. He was travelling from Rabaul to Buin when he was shot down by the Americans in February 1943, during the Second World War. Read More

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