News - Vanuatu

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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08

Jul '15

8 Jul 2015

Vanuatu

$US7.3m for Vanuatu school rebuild

Vanuatu's education sector has been allocated 7.3 million US dollars for reconstruction in the wake of Cyclone Pam. The Ministry of Education says after waiting almost five months, it will now...

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24

Jun '15

24 Jun 2015

Vanuatu

Vanuatu: three months on from Cyclone Pam

Save the Children's Rob McKechnie is on the ground in Vanuatu, meeting some of the people we've been helping in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. Here are some of the pictures he's taken over the...

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18

Jun '15

18 Jun 2015

Vanuatu

Not appy in Melanesia

In Pacific island nations and other developing countries, apps are very new and not widely used or accessible. There are several enabling conditions needed for an app to work: 3G service, a...

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26

May '15

26 May 2015

Vanuatu

Australia offers $35 million in extra assistance for Vanuatu's recovery from Cyclone Pam

The Australian Government has committed an extra $35 million of aid to help with the cyclone recovery effort in Vanuatu. Infrastructure in the country was badly damaged by Cyclone Pam, which...

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15

May '15

15 May 2015

Vanuatu

$120.6m for Vanuatu aviation upgrade

THE World Bank today approved a credit of $US59.5 million ($F120.6m) to improve the safety and efficiency of Vanuatus aviation sector. In a statement, the bank says the project will invest in...

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