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Leaving a legacy

Published on 2nd December 2016


In her latest update from Samoa, Catherine shares some exciting news: Read More

Teaching for the future in Timor-Leste

Published on 30th November 2016


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Teaching for the future in Timor-Leste

By Alex Wilson Read More

Lunch on the ring of Fire

Published on 25th November 2016


Lunch on the ring of Fire

Rabaul is famous for its volcanoes but it also has something in common with Rotorua: hot springs. Volunteer Kurt Schmidli knew cooking in hot springs was a traditional method for Māori living in geothermal regions, but never dreamt he'd do the same thing on Easter Sunday in Papua New Guinea. Read More

Only in Samoa

Published on 22nd November 2016


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Only in Samoa

As she wraps up 18 months on assignment, volunteer Kathryn Bilbe reflects on her time in Samoa... Read More

We are all peacebuilders in Solomon Islands

Published on 21st November 2016


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We are all peacebuilders in Solomon Islands

In her first blog post for VSA, Jane Rutledge shares what she believes "peace" means in her daily life in Solomon Islands. Read More

Remembering Jesse Summers

Published on 21st November 2016


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Remembering Jesse Summers

The VSA whānau has been saddened by the passing of volunteer and friend Jesse Summers. Read More

World Toilet Day 2016

Published on 19th November 2016


World Toilet Day 2016

Today is World Toilet Day. While the subject matter might seem slightly comical, the point behind the day is a serious one. Read More

Teaching in Samoa: my top 5

Published on 17th November 2016


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Teaching in Samoa: my top 5

In her latest blog post, Catherine explains her top 5 reasons why she loves teaching and volunteering in Samoa: Read More

Bronwyn Hale - reproductive health education in Vanuatu

Published on 11th November 2016


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Bronwyn Hale - reproductive health education in Vanuatu

Bronwyn Hale was on assignment in Port Vila, Vanuatu as a Family Planning and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist with the Vanuatu Family Health Association. Read More

Who's afraid of PNG?

Published on 9th November 2016


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Who's afraid of PNG?

Who’s afraid of PNG?  “Not me,” said Finn. “Not me,” said Christine. “Not me,” said Kurt. Read More

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