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Q and A with Litia Maiava, Pacific Climate Warrior

Published on 5th February 2016


Q and A with Litia Maiava, Pacific Climate Warrior

Volunteer Louise Thornley interviews Tokelau local Litia Maiava about being a Pacific Climate Warrior – from educating Tokelau’s young people to meeting the Pope in Rome. Read More

Elizabeth Rudd - logistical support in Solomon Islands

Published on 1st February 2016


Elizabeth Rudd - logistical support in Solomon Islands

Elizabeth Rudd was stationed in the Solomon Islands for 10 months as Environmental Health Officer for Honiara City Council. Read More

VSA signs three year partnership with the Pacific Community

Published on 1st February 2016


VSA signs three year partnership with the Pacific Community

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) today signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC) to work together to assist Pacific Island countries and territories to achieve their development goals. Read More

Zika Virus Update

Published on 27th January 2016


The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been in the news recently. While there have been a small number of cases reported in the Pacific, at present there are no travel advisories from the New Zealand Government. Read More

Jacob Fleming - establishing ecotourism in Solomon Islands

Published on 26th January 2016


Jacob Fleming - establishing ecotourism in Solomon Islands

Jacob Fleming was on a one year assignment as Tourism Adviser for Ropiko Beach Resort in Solomon Islands. Read More

Boosting local incomes in Timor-Leste

Published on 25th January 2016


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Boosting local incomes in Timor-Leste

Volunteer marketing advisor Tennant Fenton established a model of farming cooperatives for rural Timor-Leste that he estimates generated US$96,000 in income, in a country where the average rural income per person is US$50 a month. Read More

Field Trip to Tonga

Published on 22nd January 2016


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Field Trip to Tonga

VSA’s Programme Officer for Polynesia, Mattie Geary Nichol, has recently returned from a busy field trip to Tonga with Programme Manager Ryan Brown. Mattie writes about their experience… Read More

New volunteers heading out on assignment: Nov / Dec 2015

Published on 22nd January 2016


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New volunteers heading out on assignment: Nov / Dec 2015

Featuring our volunteers who headed out on assignment in November and December 2015. Read More

Mangoes

Published on 21st January 2016


Mangoes

VSA volunteer Ann Green talks about the mango season in Bougainville... Read More

Peacebuilding in Bougainville

Published on 19th January 2016


Peacebuilding in Bougainville

Nearly 20 years after the Conflict in Bougainville ended, Sister Lorraine Garasu says the country is experiencing a “negative peace”. Read More

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