News - Vanuatu

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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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18

Aug '15

18 Aug 2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu wins top United Nations ICT award

Prime Minister, Sato Kilman, has announced that Vanuatu will receive a major award from the United Nations for its achievements in information, communications and technology (ICT). The Prime...

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11

Aug '15

11 Aug 2015

Vanuatu

Community effort brings chalkboards to Vanuatu children

One Nelson woman's drive has inspired a community to lend a hand to school children in Vanuatu. Belinda Roselli, who runs Lav Kokonas, is sending 100 chalkboards to Vanuatu in September, the...

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05

Aug '15

5 Aug 2015

Vanuatu

Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Vanuatu statesman

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has expressed his deep sorrow at the passing of Vanuatu statesman, Edward Natapei. He said: “Edward Natapei served Vanuatu with great distinction...

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05

Aug '15

5 Aug 2015

Vanuatu

From Vanuatu to the Venice Film Festival: a gala launch for the Australian film Tanna

For seven months last year, Australian filmmaker Bentley Dean and his family lived with one of the South Pacific's last traditional tribes. With regular fly-in visits from fellow director Martin...

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30

Jul '15

30 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Bainimarama sends well wishes to Vanuatu on their National Day

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has extended his well wishes to his Vanuatu counterpart Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu on the celebration of their National Day and 35th anniversary of...

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28

Jul '15

28 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Papamoa's Vanuatu rebuilders

An organised team of volunteers from Papamoa have returned from Vanuatu after last week accomplishing four post-cyclone construction projects in five days. The team of 32 completed $50,000 worth...

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21

Jul '15

21 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Melbourne volunteers partner with Vanuatu island school to help rebuild after Cyclone Pam

A GROUP of Melbourne volunteers will coordinate the repair of a remote school in Vanuatu. Members from a new not-for-profit social enterprise, Co-Ground, will fly out to the island of Epi on...

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17

Jul '15

17 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Donated building supplies arrive in Vanuatu

A shipping container full of building supplies and medical equipment donated by Marlborough residents and businesses to Vanuatu villagers has arrived in the island's capital, Port Vila. The...

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17

Jul '15

17 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Melanesian market women growing their skills

Thousands of women market vendors in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are growing their economic empowerment opportunities along with their crops. The UN Women's Market for Change...

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17

Jul '15

17 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

Wary of Climate Change, Vanuatu Villagers Seek Higher Ground

Many people living in this coastal village in Vanuatu believe the March cyclone that sent waves surging through their homes was the latest and most dramatic sign of climate change. They are now...

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