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Volunteer blogs


I'm finally here!

Published on 7th March 2015


I'm finally here!

The journey to Buka was long and tiring. I flew to Brisbane on Tuesday at 7am, met up with my fellow volunteer, Bryn, and we continued to Port Moresby (POM) to stay the night. POM is beautiful but difficult to get around safely so we were confined to the hotel. Read More

Welcome to Samoa

Published on 25th February 2015


Welcome to Samoa

It is currently at least 29’C, humidity somewhere in the 60% range, and absolutely tipping with rain. Apia is relatively predictable in the wet season. Read More

Back in Tarawa

Published on 21st February 2015


Back in Tarawa

After a great holiday in New Zealand I came back to Tarawa on January 26. Read More

A ride and a snack

Published on 20th February 2015


A ride and a snack

My mountainbiking group has been out in force lately. Read More

Korero

Published on 20th February 2015


Korero

The topic of the month for VSA's Friday Photo on Facebook is korero. I had one of the most amazing conversations of my life a few months ago. Read More

My first breadfruit

Published on 10th February 2015


My first breadfruit

One night my Ni-Van neighbours started to congregate beneath a tree directly opposite my house. Apparently it is a breadfruit tree and the breadfruit was ripe. Read More

Kaukau gnocchi with tomato and kumugras sauce

Published on 3rd February 2015


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Kaukau gnocchi with tomato and kumugras sauce

A recipe from Moniek. Read More

An amazing volunteer, mentor, teacher and friend

Published on 29th January 2015


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An amazing volunteer, mentor, teacher and friend

Colourful coast lines and endless green welcomed me back to my Papua New Guinean home after the holidays back in Aotearoa. With me I carried back all the support and love of friends and family. I was excited to come back to start the second phase of an amazing assignment... Read More

A quiet start to a new year

Published on 28th January 2015


A quiet start to a new year

It's been a quiet week in the office. Read More

The Santo hydro scheme

Published on 14th January 2015


The Santo hydro scheme

Five of us in my ex-pat mountain bike riding group decided to do a 40km ride up the Santo Hydro scheme. Read More

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