News - Vanuatu

24

Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Vanuatu

Lessons from Cyclone Pam in new Vanuatu report

A new report has spelt out the lessons learnt from Cyclone Pam, urging better warning systems and co-ordination between the Vanuatu government and community groups. Released on Wednesday, the...

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19

Apr '16

19 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

6.5 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu

Update: 10:24AM A 6.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in the Vanuatu region early this morning but there was no tsunami threat. The Mineral Resources Department's Seismology Unit said the...

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07

Apr '16

7 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

Strong Earthquake Rattles Vanuatu; No Tsunami Threat

A strong earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatuon Wednesday, but there was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-6.9 quake struck...

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03

Apr '16

3 Apr 2016

Vanuatu

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake strikes off Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, tsunami warning lifted

SANTO (REUTERS/AFP) - A large magnitude-6.9 quake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage...

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08

Mar '16

8 Mar 2016

Vanuatu

Masdar powers up solar PV plants on Vanuatu island

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has completed its sixth project in the Pacific islands under a US$50 million initiative. The three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, totalling 767 kilowatts, were developed in...

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21

Feb '16

21 Feb 2016

Vanuatu

Mystery of the 1983 Vanuatu ‘nuclear free’ girl finally solved

By David Robie in Auckland So the mystery is finally over. In 1983, I took this photo of a young ni-Vanuatu girl at a nuclear-free Pacific rally in Independence Part, Port Vila. She was aged...

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11

Feb '16

11 Feb 2016

Vanuatu

NZ-Vanuatu company launches post-Pam peanut butter

A Kiwi-Vanuatu company has launches its post-Pam peanut butter in New Zealand Tanna Farms’ peanuts are planted, tended, picked, dried, cracked, roasted, crushed and packed by hand in Vanuatu....

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15

Jan '16

15 Jan 2016

Vanuatu

Vanuatu communities coping after Cyclone Ula

Communities in Fiji affected by Tropical Cyclone Ula, will finally begin receiving food rations; more than a week after the cyclone passed them. Food crops in the southern Lau group were damaged...

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06

Jan '16

6 Jan 2016

Vanuatu

Workers' efforts go to rebuild their homes

Nine months after cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu the community continues to rebuild. To help the efforts, a group of men have left their families for another season of orchard work in Hawke's...

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22

Dec '15

22 Dec 2015

Vanuatu

Food shortage on Tanna Island after El Niño

Remote communities in Vanuatu hit hard by Cyclone Pam nine months ago are facing a new threat – drought caused by severe El Niño conditions. The dry spell has led to a food shortage, but on...

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07

Dec '15

7 Dec 2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu braces for coming cyclone season

Nine months have passed since Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu. The impact of the cyclone was devastating, affecting almost 190,000 people - 70% of the island nation’s population. In...

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02

Oct '15

2 Oct 2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Homes To Benefit From Rural Electrification Project

The Rural electrification concept is sustainable and is used by many around the globe. In developing nations like Papua New Guinea, many remote areas are adapting to using rural electrification...

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