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A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

Published on 16th August 2017


A rewarding Solomon Islands experience

As he finishes up his volunteering stint in the Solomon Islands, Nick Taylor contemplates what he learned along the way...  Read More

Engineers Without Borders signs partnership with VSA

Published on 14th August 2017


Engineers Without Borders signs partnership with VSA

This month, VSA was delighted to sign a partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders NZ (EWBNZ) for conducting collaborative work in sustainable development across the Pacific. Read More

Back to Bougainville

Published on 31st July 2017


Back to Bougainville

Richard and Ann Green first lived in Bougainville in the 1980s, before the 10-year conflict that is estimated to have cost 15,000-20,000 lives. Recently returning as volunteers, three decades later, was emotional and rewarding. Read More

Back in Dili, Timor-Leste

Published on 21st July 2017


Back in Dili, Timor-Leste

Volunteer Gerda Pentinga gives us a snapshot of what it's like being back in Timor-Leste... Read More

News from home

Published on 12th July 2017


News from home

A few weeks ago my partner and I moved house. As a result, although I now live further from our new office, I am often the first to arrive, although that may seem odd! The advantage is, of course, that I can get extra emails read – but this morning... Read More

Kesaya Baba at the UN

Published on 12th July 2017


Kesaya Baba at the UN

Kesaya Baba, VSA’s Programme Manager – Solomon Islands, was chosen to attend the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) at the UN in New York earlier this year. Read More

Play ball

Published on 5th July 2017


Play ball

Lynn Allan is volunteering as a Training and Events Adviser for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste. She's a team player, in and out of the office. Read More

Positive action in a volatile world (transcript)

Published on 5th July 2017


Positive action in a volatile world (transcript)

Transcript of Gill Greer and Helen Clark in conversation, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 29/06/17  Read More

Positive action: Helen Clark and VSA

Published on 30th June 2017


Positive action: Helen Clark and VSA

In an increasingly unstable world, it’s important to recognise the power of individual action, Helen Clark says. Read More

Celebrating World Environment Day

Published on 13th June 2017


Celebrating World Environment Day

Our Early Intervention class have been learning about the ocean recently, and this week we decided to conclude by celebrating World Environment Day (June 5) with a class trip to Nango Island. Early Intervention children are essentially pre-schoolers and some of those attending at Callan have disabilities. Read More

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