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Over 4000 people from Vanuatu are working in New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture industries this year under the Recognised Seasonal Employer or RSE scheme. Ni-Vanuatu, or ni-Vans, as they're known, make up the lion's share of the workforce in Marlborough's all-important grape growing sector.
Vanuatu weather authorities are expecting the system to weaken before it enters Vanuatu's waters. But Peter Korisa of the Vanuatu National disaster Management Office said they were still on the alert. The country was devastated by cyclone Pam in 2015 and grazed by Donna last year and Mr Korisa said ...

Mele Village on Vanuatu's main island, Epate, is introducing a new water supply system to its over 1,000 households. Looking over Mele Village outside of Port Vila, the river on the left burst its. Flyover of Mele Village on Efate Island in Vanuatu Photo: RNZI / Koroi Hawkins. The village community chariman, ...
A Vanuatu interisland landing craft has been detained by authorities after it was found to be overloaded. No caption. Photo: travisphotowork/123RF. The vessel, the LC Freedom, was detained after it had to be towed to Port Vila when it encountered engine troubles. The interim maritime regulator, Charlie ...
Christian Bois of Vanuatu Treasures Ltd says the Energy Efficiency of Electrical Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Production Act 2016 should not exclude products made in Europe. He said the measure only allowed importers to bring in goods that met the Australian and New Zealand Certification ...
The Ni-Vanuatu carrier said in a statement the aircraft will be used to operate new services between Brisbane Int'l, Australia, and Espiritu Santo and Port Vila on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays each week commencing June 18, 2018. Between February 2 and 11 it is also using a Nauru airlines aircraft ...

Vanuatu's police Commissioner Albert Nalpini says new breath testing equipment will not only catch drunk drivers on the roads but provide vital evidence to prosecute them. The Vanuatu Daily Post reports the equipment, provided by the World Health Organisation, was presented on Thursday. The WHO ...
Although this contains a kernel of truth, it's not accurate to suggest that these nations' problem is that they are "drowning in debt". In Vanuatu, at least, the issue is not overall debt load - not yet, anyway. The latest IMF debt assessment rates Vanuatu's risk of default as "moderate". Relative to other developing ...
Vanuatu's ban on single-use plastic bags has come into effect today but there are concerns an influx of much cheaper imports from Asia may hit the local handicraft sector. Vanuatu's government said the ban, which also includes polystyrene takeaway containers and straws, was the furthest any country had ...
Volcanic Activity at Gaua shows signs of imminent increase. Its Volcanic Alert Level has moved from Level 1 to Level 2 . Volcano activity at Gaua is in the level of major unrest state and its Alert Level is now at Level 2. Danger is restricted to visitors approaching the volcanic cone; Risk is around the volcanic ...
All secondary schools in Port Vila have now banned students from using their mobile phones on school premises. A 'School' sign in Port Vila. Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana. An Adventist mission run Epauto Secondary School has gone a step further in confiscating mobile phones from students for a full term.
Today went well for us but Suriname definitely tested us when we went into bat. They did well to restrict us to begin with, and they were bowling in the right areas. But it s good to know we re now through to the semi-finals of the tournament. We fielded much better today than we did on Sunday. We picked ...
Well my wish came true and we beat Zambia to make sure we remain in ICC WCL Div. 8 and that there are four East-Asia Pacific sides in the World Cricket League! Today s game was by no means easy for us Zambia set us a decent total and their opening batsman Allan Nsensha really smashed the ball ...
The Vanuatu Cricket Association has announced it will stage a new top-tier league starting on November 14. The President's Summer League, which will have limited-over and Twenty20 format competitions, will consist of four teams (Kingfishers, Hawks, Monarchs and Falcons) with the country s players ...
Vanuatu young gun Simpson Obed followed up his fine form in the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifier with an inspiring century to lead Vanuatu to an 87-run victory over Samoa at the 2009 EAP Trophy in Apia, Samoa on Tuesday. Obed, who was finally dismissed for 109, displayed a combination of class and ...
Establishment of Pacific Shelter Cluster: 2012, Fiji: 2012, Solomon Islands: 2014, Vanuatu: 2014, Tonga, Samoa, Marshall Islands: in process Recent activations: Feb 2016 TC Winston in Fiji, March 2015 TC Pam in Vanuatu. Recent national responses with regional support and number of people reached ...
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the Maewo Council of Chiefs asked the Public Service Commission to immediately reinstate Basil Leodoro, who was a surgeon in the Northern Provincial hospital at Luganville on Espiritu Santo. It previosly reported Dr Leodoro was suspended in October for accompanying ...

The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the parliamentary Secretariat confirmed the new annual rate, which came into effect on the first of January. The allowance was meant to cover travel expenses incurred by MPs when touring their constituencies. It was increased by $US6,999.45 (Vt765,000) from $US7384 ...
Vanuatu Yumi Tok Tok Stret reported the international aid agency issued the statement after it learned a person named Alison Kalotiti had been demanding money and other services from people in the north and north-east of Efate in December, promising them Oxfam would provide a poultry project in ...
North Queensland operations manager Stephen Scurr said eight workers from Vanuatu were currently harvesting pineapples at the company's Mareeba farm, double last year's intake. He said they had decided to recruit workers from Vanuatu, which was one of nine participating Pacific Island countries, ...
Vanuatu's minister of agriculture has banned staff from taking government registered vehicles to kava bars. Agriculture Minister, Matai Seremaiah Photo: Vanuatu Govt. Matai Seremaiah has also discouraged workers from drunk driving, saying he expected all government vehicles to be in department ...
Camberra, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vanuatu authorities will build this year a new city in the island of Efate to attract tourists and investors. This South Pacific country is interested in having a greater impact in the travel market, as news media recognized here this week. The construction will be in charge of a ...
PNG darts team off to Vanuatu challenge. The PNG National Darts team will participate at the inaugural South Pacific Darts championships from January 15-20 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. January 8, 2018. Darts By KILA NAO. The PNG National Darts team will participate at the inaugural South Pacific Darts championships from ...
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the project, dubbed "Rainbow International City" or "Little Singapore" is being driven by FPF Company Limited a self-described multi-profile company behind Vanuatu's first English-Chinese newspaper the Vila Times. The company was also involved in construction, retail ...
The government's announced, as a start, non-biodegradable plastic bags and polystyrene takeaway boxes are to be banned from the end of this month. The head of Maritime and Ocean Affairs in Vanuatu Toney Tevi said new laws would also be introduced for managing plastic waste. He said changes to ...
The head of Maritime and Ocean Affairs in Vanuatu says the time frame for a ban on plastic bags is do-able. Vanuatu is bringing in a ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and and polystyrene takeaway boxes on January 31 but businesses have six months to use up existing stocks. Toney Tevi said the ...
The Vanuatu government is being challenged to compensate those who helped accommodate the people forced off Ambae island by last year's volcanic eruption. A retired policeman from Ambae Wilson Garae says owners of private homes and churches community centres on Pentecost, Maewo and Santo ...
The Daily Post reports that Johnson Naviti, who is a former director-general in the Prime Minister's Office, has been chosen for the post. The Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu says New Zealand is not only a good friend to Vanuatu but also a very important partner, especially after the two sides signed the ...
Vanuatu's Council of Ministers agreed last month to stop single-use bags being imported and manufactured in the country after a study around the main island of Efate showed up a large amount of plastic litter. The ban is among a number of steps being taken to manage the problem. The ban starts on 31 ...
A member of parliament in Vanuatu has been issued with a restraining order for his involvement in a land dispute. Sanma MP Uri Warawara was issued the warrant by the Supreme Court for his alleged involvement in threats against the owners, clients and staff of Freshwater Plantation on Aore. A statue at ...
The Vanuatu government is limiting the sale of liquor from many places during the festive season. no caption. Photo: 123rf. Sales will be banned from some sites from midday this Friday until midnight on Tuesday 26 December. The Daily Post said a similar ban will apply over New Year. It said restaurants ...
Vanuatu's National Provident Fund is to allow members who reach retirement at the age of 55 to withdraw only part of their savings. The Daily Post newspaper reports the fund's new general manager, Parmod Archery, saying that in the absence of a pension scheme such a move helps retirees to spread ...
Vanuatu's Public Service Commission had said soon after his suspension in October Dr Leodoro had been stood down for accompanying the Vanuatu Under-20 football team to the World Cup in South Korea in June without his superior's approval. The Commission has now announced his re-instatement ...
"Yes well we're glad that the Public Service Commission and the government of Vanuatu has decided to reinstate Dr Basil because during his suspension our northern hospital was without a surgeon, so as far as I'm concerned, I'm glad that he has been reinstated so that he can get back to serving our ...
"Vanuatu is poised to fully recover from the extensive damages caused by cyclone Pam in 2015, with several large infrastructure projects near completion and growth bouncing back. A recovery in tourism and agriculture combined with further ramping-up of infrastructure projects is expected to continue to ...
Dan McGarry, Canadian-born journalist and media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, said the project was long overdue, was a "comedy of errors", a "laughing stock" and had created serious safety hazards. "It should have been finished by now, but it's not even halfway done," McGarry told The Australian.
Dan McGarry, a Canadian-born journalist and media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, said China's ambassador to Vanuatu, Liu Quan, had made it clear to him during a recent interview that China required support at the UN in return for its assistance. "He (Mr Liu) was perfectly upfront about it," Mr McGarry ...
"There seems to be more plastic bags, more plastic bottles, things that used to be tied up with natural fibres in the markets and are now using plastic netting instead. "We're seeing the same problems everywhere else in the world. It's just affecting Vanuatu now. "Hopefully we can learn the lesson that have ...
2017 was a memorable year for football in Vanuatu. The Pacific archipelago competed at its first FIFA tournament, bowing out at the group stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, before ending the year on a high by taking gold in both the men's and women's editions of the Pacific Mini ...
Single-use non-biodegradable plastic, including bags and polystyrene takeaway containers, will be banned in Vanuatu from January 31, as the government tries to control a growing plastic waste problem. Other countries around the world had made similar moves, but Vanuatu's Government said it was ...
Vanuatu's former Ambassador to the European Union is appealing to the government to seek dialogue with the Polish Ambassador in Canberra to discuss the kava ban in Poland. Roy Micky Joy says the government should send a diplomatic note through the Vanuatu High Commission in Canberra to make ...
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the signing follows two months of negotiations that have resulted in a committment to increased revenue sharing with government and more training for ni-Vanuatu personnel in the administration of the registry. The new contract hopes to improve certification and promotion ...
Vanuatu's former Ambassador to the European Union is appealing to the government to seek dialogue with the Polish Ambassador in Canberra to discuss the kava ban in Poland. Roy Micky Joy says the government should send a diplomatic note through the Vanuatu High Commission in Canberra to make ...
The Vanuatu Daily Post reported the signing follows two months of negotiations that have resulted in a committment to increased revenue sharing with government and more training for ni-Vanuatu personnel in the administration of the registry. The new contract hopes to improve certification and promotion ...
The head of the Anglican Church in Vanuatu and New Caledonia, Bishop James Ligo, has died in Luganville over the weekend while on a tour of Penama ... Our correspondent in Vanuatu says Bishop Ligo's body was flown to the capital, Port Vila where the Prime Minister, his Cabinet and members of the ...
Update: 6:36PM DURING the 10th Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu earlier this month, the Vanuatu Ministry of Health reported that more than 4100 people attended the four health facilities. Those health facilities recorded 715 cases of influenza-like illnesses and 291 cases of watery diarrhoea recorded.
For remote Vanuatu islanders fleeing climate disasters is something new ... Villagers in South River, a palm-fringed coastal community in the low-lying South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, are used to battling cyclones, floods and tsunamis but are now facing a new threat -- rising seas. Worldwide, seas ...
A member of parliament in Vanuatu has been issued with a restraining order for his involvement in a land dispute. Sanma MP Uri Warawara was issued the warrant by the Supreme Court for his alleged involvement in threats against the owners, clients and staff of Freshwater Plantation on Aore. A statue at ...
However, Mr Salwai still has a strong majority of support in parliament, almost two years into his stint in charge of Vanuatu's government. Mr Salwai is now Vanuatu's longest-serving prime minister since the Ham Lini government of 2004-2008. His coalition government includes the three biggest single ...
Organisers of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games believe the event has proven the doubters wrong and left Vanuatu with the legacy of a "can-do attitude". The Games came to a close in Port Vila on Friday after 12 days of competition with New Caledonia topping the medals tally. Van 2017 CEO Clint Flood told ...


 

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