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A visit to East New Britain

Published on 26th June 2015


A visit to East New Britain

Following my crazy weeks of work and research, I flew out of Bougainville to East New Britain, one of the New Guinea Islands, for a wee holiday and to meet Dan, who was flying in from New Zealand. Read More

Communications research and the Panguna Mine

Published on 24th June 2015


Communications research and the Panguna Mine

I have been working on some research that is being undertaken by the Centres for Social and Creative Media (CSCM), University of Goroka. My counterpart Michael, another colleague called Moses, and I are working alongside researchers from CSCM to coordinate the project. Read More

A day in the life of a Farm Extension Officer in Vanuatu

Published on 8th June 2015


A day in the life of a Farm Extension Officer in Vanuatu

Farm Support Association (FSA) has funding for a project to help get its chicken and vegetable farmers back onto their feet after Cyclone Pam. Read More

‘Nothing really prepares you for this’: the realities of volunteering

Published on 12th May 2015


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‘Nothing really prepares you for this’: the realities of volunteering

Over the last few weeks I’ve done a lot of reflection. Read More

Baking experiment: Milo-banana cake

Published on 11th May 2015


Baking experiment: Milo-banana cake

I have been wanting to make a banana cake for ages, seeing as I get so many bananas and end up throwing half of them out as I cannot eat them fast enough. Read More

A trip to Pok Pok Island

Published on 5th May 2015


A trip to Pok Pok Island

Over Easter weekend, Bryn and I travelled from Buka down to Arawa and then out to Pok Pok Island with some other VSA volunteers called Ann and Richard. It was such a wonderful weekend, and full of the relaxation and distance from Buka that I needed to refresh me at... Read More

Easter on Pok Pok (Bakawari) Island

Published on 4th May 2015


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Easter on Pok Pok (Bakawari) Island

Pok Pok is pidgin for crocodile. The island of Pok Pok is named thus because its profile, as viewed from the mainland, resembles a giant crocodile (not because there are crocodiles on the Island!). We spent Easter staying on the Island in a little village called Uruna Beach, in a... Read More

Welcome to the Bureau of Media and Communications

Published on 1st May 2015


Welcome to the Bureau of Media and Communications

The ABG Archives, where I work, is a part of the Bureau of Media and Communication (Media and Comms), which is an Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) bureau. Read More

Malawi

Published on 30th April 2015


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Malawi

For the past three months I have sat down in front of my computer mulling over how to begin to translate all my new experiences from sensations into words. So it is here where I find myself once again, cup of coffee to my right, visualising profusely whilst my fingers... Read More

Flowers, work, laundry day and bugs

Published on 29th April 2015


Flowers, work, laundry day and bugs

There's been plenty happening around Santo in the last few weeks. Read More

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