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First week in Samoa

Published on 22nd June 2016


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First week in Samoa

In her first post as a VSA volunteer, Robyn Metzger shares her orientation experience and initial impressions of Samoa... Read More

Positive progress for the Tongan Mabé pearl industry

Published on 20th June 2016


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Positive progress for the Tongan Mabé pearl industry

The Mabé pearl industry in Tonga continues to grow via a wave of new initiatives. Volunteer Steve Hales shares the latest progress in the industry... Read More

Spheres of importance in Vanuatu

Published on 18th June 2016


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Spheres of importance in Vanuatu

Bronwyn Hale experiences a light bulb moment during her in-country orientation in Vanuatu... Read More

Surf competition at Teaoraereke Beach

Published on 17th June 2016


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Surf competition at Teaoraereke Beach

By John Hermann  Read More

Ato

Published on 16th June 2016


Ato

Jo McKenzie discovers a unique gardening technique while on assignment... Read More

Aerobics Arawa Style

Published on 15th June 2016


Aerobics Arawa Style

By Vasti Venter Read More

A safe place to stay

Published on 14th June 2016


A safe place to stay

Fresh produce markets across the Pacific are the lifeblood of their communities. They are gathering places, tourist attractions, and many people in the Pacific are dependent on them for their livelihoods. Vendors are usually women, and more often than not they have little say in the markets’ management and few... Read More

A big day out

Published on 13th June 2016


A big day out

Jo and Warwick share progress of their assignment in Niue with the Department of Education... Read More

A tribute to Barbara Dawson

Published on 10th June 2016


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A tribute to Barbara Dawson

This week, VSA has been saddened to mark the passing of a pioneering volunteer and staff member, Barbara Dawson. Read More

The Port Vila hospital garden revisited

Published on 8th June 2016


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The Port Vila hospital garden revisited

In Vanuatu, Jill Greenhalgh has been battling drought, downpours and the lingering effects of Cyclone Pam... Read More

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