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Tagio Tumas!

Published on 24th May 2017


As he finishes up his stint in the Solomons, Howie Smith reflects on his time there... Read More

Settling in to Honiara

Published on 19th May 2017


A small hiccup of fog in Christchurch meant that I missed my connecting flight to Honiara. So I ended up staying a night in Brisbane before making it to Honiara the following day. After this false start, the first week and a half has gone really well. Read More

Birthday amid cyclone chaos

Published on 11th May 2017


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Volunteer Wendy Griffin celebrated her birthday in Vanuatu amid the recent chaos of Tropical Cyclone Donna. She shares her experience with us... Read More

Acclimatisation: Arawa

Published on 8th May 2017


Acclimatisation: Arawa

One of our newest volunteers to Bougainville shares the highs and lows of exercising in a lush, humid climate... Read More

10 day mark in the Solomons

Published on 14th March 2017


10 day mark in the Solomons

Our newest volunteer in the Solomon Islands gives us a run down of his first week and a half in the country. Read More

Computer lab on Ambae Island

Published on 13th March 2017


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Computer lab on Ambae Island

In Vanuatu, Riana Schoeman shares some photos from recently held training workshops... Read More

Two years on

Published on 1st March 2017


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Two years on

In her second blog post from Vanuatu, Wendy catches us up on events of the past two (very busy) years on assignment. Read More

Western Delight – Go West Solomon Islands

Published on 15th February 2017


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Western Delight – Go West Solomon Islands

Jane Rutledge gets a rare chance to explore the tropical delights of the Western Province. Read More

Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 4 - security)

Published on 8th February 2017


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Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 4 – security)

In the final instalment of this four part series, Kokopo-based volunteer Finn Egan shares more reasons why he loves being on assignment in Papua New Guinea... Read More

Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 3 – the food)

Published on 1st February 2017


Kokopo, hidden gem of the Pacific (Part 3 – the food)

In this four part series, Kokopo-based volunteer Finn Egan shares all the reasons why he loves being on assignment in Papua New Guinea... Read More

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