News - Vanuatu

01

Aug '17

1 Aug 2017

Vanuatu

Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies

In a first for the Pacific region, a trial is underway to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to remote communities in Vanuatu. The...

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01

Aug '17

1 Aug 2017

Vanuatu

Hockey stick collection drive under way for Vanuatu teams by Auckland organisation

An Auckland sportsman has started a collection drive for spare hockey sticks and balls, all in the name of increasing participation in his favourite sport - hockey. All donated equipment will be...

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13

Jul '17

13 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu road crash victims flown home today

In Vanuatu, the Employment Services Unit of the Labour Department says the bodies of the three ni-Vanuatu who died in a road accident in Cairns, Australia, are being repatriated to Port Vila on...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

RSE NZ wok i helpim gut ol Pacific pipal

Palaman memba blong Port Vila Constituency long Vanuatu itok emi hamamas olsem  ol Pacific Island kantri na New Zealand nau makim tenpla yia blong Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme or RSE....

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

Tallis Obed Moses named as new Vanuatu president

There was applause and a sense of relief in Vanuatu's parliament today as Tallis Obed Moses was voted in as Vanuatu's new President. Mr Moses, who had been a Presbyterian pastor, was sworn in...

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21

Jun '17

21 Jun 2017

Vanuatu

"It is raining in the hearts of the people"

Schoolchildren are lining the route from Vanuatu's parliament to the airport today to farewell the country's late president Baldwin Lonsdale. Thousands of people have been paying their respects...

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19

Jun '17

19 Jun 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu in mourning after president's sudden death

Vanuatu was in a state of mourning on Saturday after its revered president, Baldwin Lonsdale, died unexpectedly. He was 67. He was rushed to Vila Central Hospital late on Friday night after a...

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29

May '17

29 May 2017

Vanuatu

Menstruation matters – How taboos about periods are holding girls back

AS the world marks Menstrual Hygiene Day on Sunday, girls at Ieneula in Tanna will be getting set to celebrate the progress they’ve made in tackling the barriers to education and opportunity...

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18

May '17

18 May 2017

Vanuatu

32% Ni-Vanuatu Adults Unbanked

Findings from the Demand-Side Survey released at the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) Economic Symposium has shown that 32 % of Ni-Vanuatu adults are completely unbanked and excluded from financial...

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17

May '17

17 May 2017

Vanuatu

Qantas to resume services to Vanuatu

Qantas is to resume its services to Vanuatu - 16 months after it suspended them over the state of the runway at Port Vila International Airport.   Since then there has been extensive...

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15

May '17

15 May 2017

Vanuatu

More emergency supplies for Vanuatu following Cyclone Donna

More emergency supplies including bottled water and medical equipment are being shipped to the areas in Vanuatu worst affected by Cyclone Donna.   A number of vessels were sent to the...

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03

May '17

3 May 2017

Vanuatu

UNICEF gives vehicles to help Vanuatu vaccinations

UNICEF is providing four vehicles to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to support health workers in their efforts to keep infants safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. The vehicles were presented...

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