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Staff comings and goings

Published on 22nd August 2014


Staff comings and goings

We’ve had a bunch of farewells and welcomes at VSA HQ in the last few months, as new staff have joined us in Wellington, and some familiar faces have re-joined us in new roles. Read More

VSA goes to SIDS

Published on 22nd August 2014


VSA goes to SIDS

The Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be held in Apia, Samoa, from September 1-4 this year. SIDS, as a group of countries, are particularly vulnerable as they tend to suffer disproportionately from natural disasters and economic shocks. Read More

Breadfruit on the menu at SIDS

Published on 21st August 2014


Breadfruit on the menu at SIDS

You’d expect to see breadfruit on the menu at an event in Samoa, but maybe not like this. At the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia (1-4 September 2014), food court vendors will offer gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner options thanks to the Scientific Research Institute... Read More

Philippa Robinson – Managing the haus stori in Bougainville

Published on 21st August 2014


Philippa Robinson – Managing the haus stori in Bougainville

Philippa volunteered from June 2013 – to July 2014 in Arawa. She was the Library Management Adviser for the Bougainville Heritage Foundation, working at the Bougainville Library (‘Haus Stori’). Read More

Turn left, or turn right – my walk to work

Published on 18th August 2014


Turn left, or turn right – my walk to work

This blog continues on from my previous one about my walk to work... Read More

My walk to work

Published on 18th August 2014


My walk to work

In this post I’ll try to give you an idea of what I see on my way to work and why I enjoy walking to and fro so much. This is a bit like the Berenstain “Bears in the night” story for those of you who know it. Read More

Lectures, fire, quotes and shell money

Published on 13th August 2014


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Lectures, fire, quotes and shell money

At the start of July I went to Australia for two weeks’ holiday. I had so much fun and it was great seeing my mum as well! Read More

Taking Kiwi films to Timor-Leste

Published on 11th August 2014


Taking Kiwi films to Timor-Leste

When the New Zealand Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste, put on a Kiwi Film Festival last month, NZ Inc was out in force. Read More

Expedition to the Western Islands: part two

Published on 7th August 2014


Expedition to the Western Islands: part two

Our 10-day expedition to the Western Islands Fernandina and Isabela, continued… (Read part one here.) Read More

Expedition to the Western Islands: part one

Published on 7th August 2014


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Expedition to the Western Islands: part one

At last, we were able to head away to the more remote parts of the Galapagos archipelago. Read More

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