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Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 2 – the places)

Published on 9th January 2017


Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 2 – the places)

In part two of this four part series, Kokopo-based volunteer Finn Egan shares more reasons why he loves being on assignment in Papua New Guinea... Read More

Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 1 – the people)

Published on 12th December 2016


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Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 1 – the people)

In this four part series, Kokopo-based volunteer Finn Egan shares all the reasons why he loves being on assignment in Papua New Guinea... Read More

Leaving a legacy

Published on 2nd December 2016


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Leaving a legacy

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

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

My first official function in Kiribati

Published on 9th November 2016


My first official function in Kiribati

In his first blog post for VSA, Kiribati-based Volunteer David Major shares details about his recent attendance at an official function hosted by the President. Read More

Big Bay Bush

Published on 14th October 2016


Big Bay Bush

Stephen Soole recently journeyed up to Santo to meet beef cattle farmers. He shares his experience with us... Read More

First for Tonga – a pearl design competition

Published on 11th October 2016


First for Tonga – a pearl design competition

Steve Hales updates us on the successful outcome of the inaugural Tongan Mabé Pearl Handicraft & Jewellery Competition. Read More

Stop the constant questioning

Published on 3rd October 2016


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Stop the constant questioning

Samoa-based volunteer Thoraya Abdul-Rassol learns to stop questioning life as a volunteer... Read More

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Recent comments


  • Comment by Amora Chris on Butterflies in Bougainville
    "Wants to see the Bougainville blue butterflies" - Amora Chris
  • Comment by Arnold Hawkins on Leaving a legacy
    "Malo lava Loto Taumafai My IH daughter attended there during 1981 not long after it was opened by JB Munro and his wife of IHC NZ. We were so great-full for the love showed to Natasha over that year." - Arnold Hawkins
  • Comment by christine schmidli on Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 1 – the people)
    "Good blog post Finn keep up the good work next year on your extension." - christine schmidli
  • Comment by Veronika on We are all peacebuilders in Solomon Islands
    "Halo Jane,
    I loved reading your blog, everything you have mentioned is right-on.. once you get over the initial shock of the heat, humidity, constant sweating, rubbish, strange smells. There is a beauty that is hard to describe, the people here in Solomon Islands are truly some of the most gentle, caring we have ever met..
    We are expatriates living in Honiara, Bo works for a company long term work visa) I stay in our very comfy supplied accomodation (w ocean views) our home away from Oz..
    If you wish to meet other expatriates, we would welcome you to join us, sometime.. we love to go out a cple times a week, in the evenings to enjoy a meal at one of the half a dozen restaurants or cafe's.. we particularly requent the Coral Sea to listen to our fav band there..
    Here's our email addy: thegreenpockets2@gmail.com. contact me/ us and I can add our contact no.s..
    Ciao for now.. keep up the good work, look forward to catching up.. Veronika" - Veronika