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Volunteer blogs


Meet Kobebe and Taom, students at the Marine Training Centre

Published on 22nd October 2014


Meet Kobebe and Taom, students at the Marine Training Centre

I would like to introduce a few of our new MTC students. As I have explained be-fore, we have several groups. The oldest two groups (94 Alpha and 94 Bravo) will graduate, or “pass out” as they call it, in December this year. Read More

Vanuatu Diary: The Vanuatu Life of Brian

Published on 18th October 2014


Vanuatu Diary: The Vanuatu Life of Brian

Sunset in Savai'i

Published on 16th October 2014


Sunset in Savai'i

Savai'i is justifiably famous for its amazingly beautiful sunsets. At the resorts, tourists sip their pina coladas and taula beers, watching the sun set into the ocean as the staff beat the drums and light the lamps on the sand. Read More

Vanuatu Diary: week one, Thursday to Sunday

Published on 13th October 2014


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Vanuatu Diary: week one, Thursday to Sunday

Vanuatu Diary: week one, Monday to Wednesday

Published on 13th October 2014


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Vanuatu Diary: week one, Monday to Wednesday

The MTC

Published on 2nd October 2014


The MTC

My arrival at the Marine Training Centre (MTC) just before the start of new classes was perfectly timed and I was able to jump straight into action. Read More

A rainbow of soups

Published on 30th September 2014


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A rainbow of soups

Recipes from Moniek and Stephanie: three soups. Read More

Tarawa: an introduction

Published on 27th September 2014


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Tarawa: an introduction

It has been a little over three months since I left New Zealand for Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas), to teach on the island of Tarawa. Read More

Dancing, signing, singing and remembering

Published on 26th September 2014


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Dancing, signing, singing and remembering

On 2 September my fellow VSA volunteer, Vinnie, my colleague Pius and myself, were delivering stools and schoolbooks for the kids at Vunakanau and Vunapope centres. Read More

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