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Adrienne Gravatt - monitoring and evaluation in PNG

Published on 21st September 2016


Adrienne Gravatt - monitoring and evaluation in PNG

Adrienne was volunteering in Papua New Guinea as a Project Management Advisor for New Ireland Provincial Administration. Read More

VSA 2016 Annual Congress

Published on 20th September 2016


VSA 2016 Annual Congress

Please join us in Wellington for the 2016 VSA Congress on Saturday 5 November. The theme for this year’s Congress is “New Zealand and the Pacific: partners for a sustainable, resilient future”. Read More

An interview with Jan O'Neill from Downer

Published on 19th September 2016


An interview with Jan O'Neill from Downer

Downer, together with VSA, are doing great work in the Pacific – from building classrooms and libraries in the Solomon Islands, to helping ChildFund in Timor-Leste improve their internal organisation. Rob Egan from VSA's Communications team recently interviewed Jan O'Neill, EGM People and Culture at Downer to get more of... Read More

Frangipanis in bloom – mental health in Kiribati

Published on 16th September 2016


Frangipanis in bloom – mental health in Kiribati

Mental illness disproportionately affects people living in poverty and hardship, yet as many as nine in 10 people in developing countries go without the mental health care they need. VSA volunteers are working throughout the Pacific with local organisations to lift the stigma and provide support. Read More

“My boys” in Kiribati

Published on 13th September 2016


“My boys” in Kiribati

By Gerda Pentinga Read More

Wrapping up my time in Vanuatu

Published on 12th September 2016


Wrapping up my time in Vanuatu

Returned volunteer Alan Withy reflects on his time in Vanuatu and the highlights of his assignment. Read More

The Pacific Way

Published on 7th September 2016


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The Pacific Way

Stephen Soole is impressed with a cross-cultural performance by children at Port Vila Central School... Read More

Hear how Vanuatu inspired a youth worker to become a teacher

Published on 31st August 2016


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Hear how Vanuatu inspired a youth worker to become a teacher

Wellington Central Library is playing host to a VSA event on 22 September and you are all invited. Read More

Returned volunteer talks in Dunedin

Published on 31st August 2016


Returned volunteer talks in Dunedin

Elizabeth was on UniVol assignment as an Environment Officer with the Honiara City Council in Solomon Islands. She returned to NZ in December 2015. Read More

Tying it all together: training, communities and volunteers

Published on 29th August 2016


Tying it all together: training, communities and volunteers

Bronwyn wraps up her Vanuatu blog with a report on her training visit to the islands of Ambae and Pentecost. Read More

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