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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

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

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

The environment: at the heart of our work

Published on 9th June 2017


The environment: at the heart of our work

Monday June 5 was World Environment Day. Read More

Breaking the cycle

Published on 2nd June 2017


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Breaking the cycle

What do prisoners do after they've served their sentence? VSA volunteer Heather Smyth is working in Vanuatu to reduce the rate of re-offending. Read More

Along for the ride

Published on 24th May 2017


Along for the ride

Volunteering abroad offers people a chance to become immersed in another culture, change lives, and have their own lives changed in return. But what about the spouses and partners who up sticks with their loved ones to somewhere where they may not even speak the language? Read More

Cyclone Donna from the volunteer perspective

Published on 12th May 2017


Cyclone Donna from the volunteer perspective

Tropical Cyclone Donna left Vanuatu on May 9 after taking a long slow trajectory over the country. While full reports of the damage done, especially in the harder-hit northern regions, are yet to come in, our volunteers have already noticed the less obvious impacts cyclones can have. Read More

Sign Language Week a good reminder of deaf communities in the Pacific

Published on 8th May 2017


Sign Language Week a good reminder of deaf communities in the Pacific

This week is National Sign Language Week in New Zealand. It's a timely reminder of the struggles facing Deaf communities across the wider Pacific where we work. Read More

Remembering Sheena Hudson

Published on 18th April 2017


Remembering Sheena Hudson

Sheena Hudson, a dear member of the VSA whānau, passed away earlier this month. Carolyn Mark, VSA's former Volunteer Recruitment Manager, shares her memories of Sheena. Read More

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