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Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists

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Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists


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Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water, forces Dunkirk-style evacuation

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Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water, forces Dunkirk-style evacuation


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Thousands evacuate as Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water

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Thousands evacuate as Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water


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Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

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Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation


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Thousands Evacuated From Vanuatu Island As Volcano Erupts

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Thousands Evacuated From Vanuatu Island As Volcano Erupts


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Vanuatu govt assists in harvest of 40 tonnes of potatoes

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Vanuatu govt assists in harvest of 40 tonnes of potatoes


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1000 coffee growers in Vanuatu certified organic

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1000 coffee growers in Vanuatu certified organic


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  • First Pacific Week of Agriculture starts in Vanuatu
    First Pacific Week of Agriculture starts in Vanuatu

    , radionz.co.nz

    The first Pacific Week of Agriculture starts today in Vanuatu bringing together farmers, scientists and policy makers from across the region. Organised by the Pacific Community, other NGOs like the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network, or PIFON, are helping out by running workshops. PIFON's manager Kyle Stice said empowering women farmers would be the focus of one of today's seminars. "So this is about how can we improve access to resources: technology, financial resources to help our women farmer organisations improve their service delivery to the members
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farmers | 
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Politics & Government

  • Vanuatu Presidential vote to go to third round
    Vanuatu Presidential vote to go to third round

    , radionz.co.nz

    A second vote on who should be the new Vanuatu President has failed to achieve the support of two-thirds of the electoral college, which is made up of the 52 MPs in the parliament. The Chief Justice, Vincent Lunabeck, has ordered the electoral college to reconvene at 4pm this afternoon. Of the 16 candidates, Tallis Obed Moses, a long-serving pastor of the Presbyterian Church, dominated the second vote, garnering 27 of the 52 votes
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Sports

  • Sport: Olympic torch auction nets over $US12,000 for Vanuatu athletes
    Sport: Olympic torch auction nets over $US12,000 for Vanuatu athletes

    , radionz.co.nz

    The auction of the Olympic torch from the Sydney 2000 Games has raised over 12,000 US dollars towards the Vanuatu athletes competing in the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila in December. Up to 225 people attended the Carbine Club luncheon and auction earlier this month at the Warwick Le Lagon Hotel in Port Vila. President of the Carbine Club, which helped to run the auction, Shaun Gilchrist, said there were up to six active bidders, and a couple of silent bidders from Van2017 for the torch, which is signed by Olympic gold medallists Cathy Freeman of Australia and Barbra Kendall of New Zealand
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Business

  • Vanuatu businesses combine to build disaster resilience
    Vanuatu businesses combine to build disaster resilience

    , radionz.co.nz

    Businesses in Vanuatu are combining forces to build resilience in their communities. They have established the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee to co-ordinate between the government, its agencies and business operators to strengthen responses to disasters. It was brought together by the National Disaster Management Office with help from the United Nations Development Programme and grew out of the country's experiences during Cyclone Pam more than two years ago
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Society & Culture

  • Vanuatu businesses combine to build disaster resilience
    Vanuatu businesses combine to build disaster resilience

    , radionz.co.nz

    Businesses in Vanuatu are combining forces to build resilience in their communities. They have established the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee to co-ordinate between the government, its agencies and business operators to strengthen responses to disasters. It was brought together by the National Disaster Management Office with help from the United Nations Development Programme and grew out of the country's experiences during Cyclone Pam more than two years ago
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    Categories: Business |  Society & Culture | 
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Farming

  • First Pacific Week of Agriculture starts in Vanuatu
    First Pacific Week of Agriculture starts in Vanuatu

    , radionz.co.nz

    The first Pacific Week of Agriculture starts today in Vanuatu bringing together farmers, scientists and policy makers from across the region. Organised by the Pacific Community, other NGOs like the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network, or PIFON, are helping out by running workshops. PIFON's manager Kyle Stice said empowering women farmers would be the focus of one of today's seminars. "So this is about how can we improve access to resources: technology, financial resources to help our women farmer organisations improve their service delivery to the members
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farmers | 
    Places: New Zealand |  Vanuatu | 

Science & Nature

  • Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists
    Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists

    , afp.com

    A Vanuatu volcano that sparked the evacuation of an entire island appeared to be stabilising, scientists said Tuesday, although aid workers said it was too early for villagers to return home. All 11,000 people who live on Ambae, in the north of the Pacific archipelago, were ordered to leave after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained rock and ash on villages last week
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Law & Crime

  • Fishing crew imprisoned in Vanuatu for killing captain
    Fishing crew imprisoned in Vanuatu for killing captain

    , radionz.co.nz

    Six Indonesians who murdered their Chinese captain on board a Vanuatu flagged fishing vessel have been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that Fijian authorities intercepted the Fiji bound ship and extradited the six Indonesians to Port Vila. Justice David Fatiaki initially sentenced the crew members to 30 years each, but the sentences were reduced taking into account their guilty pleas and that they were to be imprisoned in a foreign country
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