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Agriculture Minister Willie Kalo with a sample of NAPIL’s impressive harvest
2021

Vanuatu students learn to farm and save

By Len Garae Vanuatu’s government would like to see all Agriculture Farming Rural Training Centres copy the approach of NAPIL Farming Rural Training Centre, a rural community agriculture school where

Cyclone WInston damage
2021

Insuring against disasters

As November nears, the thoughts of many Pacific islanders turn to preparations for the South Pacific cyclone season. Are there matches and candles, batteries and bottled water in the house?

Yasur volcano eruption
2021

Visiting gentle Yasur

By Len Garae. Photos: Kersom Richard The closure of borders has seen many Pacific islanders explore their own backyards. For more than one hundred of Vanuatu’s senior public servants, this

Tanna arrival
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A trip to Tanna

By Len Garae The thousands of people who converged on Laminu Stadium on Tanna Island for the recent National Week of Agriculture were living proof that Vanuatu is ready to

Pacifc kava grower
August

Kava: brewing up a storm

There’s a storm brewing over the Pacific as a Queensland town mayor suggests kava could be grown in Australia.

July

USP’s regional students struggle to study

By Leila Parina Regional students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala campus in Fiji have had another difficult semester. The COVID-19 outbreak which began in April this

July

‘Tiny’ but tasty: Aelan’s global success

By Samantha Magick Vanuatu chocolate maker, Aelan hopes to launch a regional chocolate and cacao competition this year as a way of promoting high-quality chocolate from across the Pacific Islands