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Growing peace in the papers

Published on 13th September 2017


A pair of VSA volunteers on short-term assignments joined forces to deliver a workshop with a difference in Solomon Islands, to involve the country’s media in peacebuilding efforts. Read More

Creating a flower garden on Ambae

Published on 28th August 2017


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Creating a flower garden on Ambae

In her final post from Vanuatu, Riana makes a lovely analogy between volunteering and nurturing a flower garden... Read More

Gill (and Tom's) final blog

Published on 25th August 2017


Gill (and Tom's) final blog

For my last VSA blog, it seems appropriate to return to a theme that is increasingly vital to the work of every VSA volunteer, every New Zealander and every community. It is an issue that increases every challenge we already face, and one which will truly affect our lives and... Read More

Steve Hales - Marketing and promotion in Tonga

Published on 21st August 2017


Steve Hales - Marketing and promotion in Tonga

Steve Hales volunteered as a Marketing and Business Development Adviser with the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour (MCTL) in Tonga from August 2015 to March 2017. Read More

Nick Taylor - Infrastructure assistance in the Solomons

Published on 16th August 2017


Nick Taylor - Infrastructure assistance in the Solomons

As part of our partnership with Downer, Nick was in the Solomon Islands working with the Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD) for three months, as an Infrastructure Advisor.  Read More

A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

Published on 16th August 2017


A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

As he finishes up his volunteering stint in the Solomon Islands, Nick Taylor contemplates what he learned along the way...  Read More

Engineers Without Borders signs partnership with VSA

Published on 14th August 2017


Engineers Without Borders signs partnership with VSA

This month, VSA was delighted to sign a partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders NZ (EWBNZ) for conducting collaborative work in sustainable development across the Pacific. Read More

Back to Bougainville

Published on 31st July 2017


Back to Bougainville

Richard and Ann Green first lived in Bougainville in the 1980s, before the 10-year conflict that is estimated to have cost 15,000-20,000 lives. Recently returning as volunteers, three decades later, was emotional and rewarding. Read More

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