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VSA Annual Congress 2014

Published on 21st November 2014


VSA Annual Congress 2014

The Wellington sun shone on VSA’s annual congress on November 8, when 95 attendees gathered to hear about the past year’s work, share their stories and celebrate successes. Read More

International Volunteer Managers' Day 2014

Published on 5th November 2014


International Volunteer Managers' Day 2014

Today, November 5, is International Volunteer Managers' Day. Read More

Announcing the result of the 2014 Council election

Published on 31st October 2014


Announcing the result of the 2014 Council election

The following candidates were elected to Council and begin their four year term at the AGM taking place on 8 November 2014: Read More

Cleaning up the town

Published on 27th October 2014


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Cleaning up the town

Gina Tari Buletare’s day starts at 4am. She and her husband are both public servants, working in Luganville, Vanuatu, and their four kids aged three to eight, need setting up for the day. Read More

Family violence in the Pacific

Published on 24th October 2014


Family violence in the Pacific

If an angry husband decides to try to get his wife back from one of Bougainville’s safe houses, he will have to contend with Sister Lorraine first. The four safe houses, established and run by the Sisters of Nazareth as the Nazareth Rehabilitation Centre, offer safety and advice for women... Read More

Opening doors for people with disabilities

Published on 24th October 2014


Opening doors for people with disabilities

It’s “little lunch” at Callan Services in Kokopo. Outside, VSA volunteer Liv Loftus has rounded up the 30 or so kids in class and, with teacher Carol Norogua, is leading them through hectic games of “Cat and Mouse” and “What’s the Time Mr Wolf?” The children are energetic and giggly... Read More

VSA and Downer NZ supporting education in the Solomon Islands

Published on 21st October 2014


VSA and Downer NZ supporting education in the Solomon Islands

Keziah George arrived in the Solomon Islands in May 2014, as Honiara Province was still cleaning up after April’s flash floods. Keziah is the second of six Downer NZ cadets who will work over two years with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) to assess school infrastructure,... Read More

Stretched health services in East New Britain

Published on 20th October 2014


Stretched health services in East New Britain

With government health services thin on the ground in Papua New Guinea, volunteers and NGOs step up to fill the gaps. Read More

WASH for human rights

Published on 20th October 2014


WASH for human rights

Clean water isn’t just a health issue, it cuts across all areas of life. Peter Brown is volunteering as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor to World Vision on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. He says, “It’s hard really to think of something that WASH doesn’t impact because everyone needs water... Read More

Getting health projects up and running

Published on 20th October 2014


Getting health projects up and running

The old nurses’ accommodation for St Mary’s was 80 years old when VSA volunteer Phil Dolby started his assignment at the CADR Projects Office. Read More

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