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Sir John Todd, VSA Life Member, passes away

Published on 30th July 2015


VSA is saddened to hear that Sir John Todd, VSA Life Member, passed away on July 29. Read More

Tim Beaglehole, VSA Life Member, passes away

Published on 24th July 2015


Renowned Wellington historian and VSA life member Tim Beaglehole, 82, passed away suddenly in Wellington on 18 July 2015. Read More

Musical Kiwi takes flight in Samoa with VSA

Published on 22nd July 2015


Musical Kiwi takes flight in Samoa with VSA

Henrietta McNeill grew up living in different Pacific countries, a sun-soaked childhood that sounds idyllic. But being exposed to the realities of the Pacific, including poverty and hardship, inspired her to return to work with her former neighbours to give more people a chance at a better life. Read More

A Pacific health crisis

Published on 1st July 2015


A Pacific health crisis

In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new figures showing that nine of the 10 most obese countries in the world are in the Pacific. The WHO's Pacific Health Systems and Policy Team Leader, Dr Ezekiel Nukuro, described the Pacific as being in a “crisis”, with three-quarters of all... Read More

Selling soybeans: a Kiwi success story in Timor-Leste

Published on 30th June 2015


Selling soybeans: a Kiwi success story in Timor-Leste

VSA volunteer Pat Martin worked as a Communications and Marketing Adviser with World Vision Timor-Leste. He met Tennant Fenton, a fellow VSA and World Vision volunteer, to explore Tennant’s soybean project. Read More

Regrowing a country

Published on 29th June 2015


Regrowing a country

Category 5 Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu in March. The country’s losses and recovery show how important food is to a country’s wellbeing – not only as sustenance, but also as an income, a central focus for community and an opportunity for a better life. Read More

Cabbage, caterpillars, chickens and the cyclone

Published on 29th June 2015


Cabbage, caterpillars, chickens and the cyclone

Pauline Webber joined Vanuatu volunteer Jill Greenhalgh to see how residents are rebuilding after Cyclone Pam. Read More

The power of 632: joining forces to increase incomes

Published on 29th June 2015


The power of 632: joining forces to increase incomes

Pauline Webber joined Vanuatu volunteer Grace Savage to see how residents are rebuilding after Cyclone Pam. Read More

A new creative writing guide for Timor-Leste

Published on 28th April 2015


A new creative writing guide for Timor-Leste

The accompanying partners of volunteers always add a huge amount of value to their partners’ assignments – whether it’s by finding an assignment of their own, or becoming involved in their local communities in whatever way they can. Read More

VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Published on 7th April 2015


VSA volunteers working on recovery in Vanuatu

Since Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu in March, VSA staff and volunteers have been working with their partner organisations and the Vanuatu government to support the country’s recovery. Read More

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