News - Vanuatu

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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24

Sep '15

24 Sep 2015

Vanuatu

Local knowledge saves lives in Vanuatu

The Pacific Region has a wealth of traditional knowledge for disaster risk reduction. It is rarely advertised or documented, but passed on by word of mouth from generation to generation. One...

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15

Sep '15

15 Sep 2015

Vanuatu

Making a difference in Vanuatu six months on from Cyclone Pam

On Friday 13 March, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a category 5 tropical storm tore across the south-west Pacific region. Over 200,000 people across five Pacific Nations countries were affected. Vanuatu...

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15

Sep '15

15 Sep 2015

Vanuatu

‘Tanna,’ First Pic Ever Shot In Vanuatu, Scoops Venice Critics’ Week Prize

“Tanna,” the first feature shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, took the Venice Critics’ Week award on Friday worth Euros 5,000 ($5,600). The well-received pic is based on...

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09

Sep '15

9 Sep 2015

Vanuatu

Wanted: working sewing machines for Vanuatu

Following the highly successful Quilts for Vanuatu project in April, Caroline Mason has stepped up to the plate again. The Matamata woman coordinated more than 740 quilts from around the country...

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03

Sep '15

3 Sep 2015

Vanuatu

How have New Zealand's donations helped Vanuatu?

On the night of Friday April 13, category five super Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu. Winds of up to 320km/h caused massive destruction, with more than 188,000 people affected across the country. The...

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27

Aug '15

27 Aug 2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu Coffee Roasters

Sometimes a cup of coffee isn’t just a cup of coffee. Sometimes it’s a way to help people halfway around the world build a better life for themselves. Vanuatu Coffee Roasters, on Federal Hill...

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