Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. Sharon Brass is calling for bras and sheets to be donated to VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Manawatu Standard

    Sharon Brass is collecting bras to send to Vanuatu to help women still struggling seven months after Cyclone Pam caused widespread destruction. Visiting Vanuatu seven months on from the destructive cyclone which tore through the area, Sharon Brass wondered what she could do for the still-struggling nation.


  2. World Vision and Mojo Coffee have something brewingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 25 |

    R: Tanna Island local farmer Loui Kiel, Mojo Coffee founder Steve Gianoutsos, Therese Kiel, 9, World Vision CEO Chris Clarke, Elsa Kiel, 9, and Jenny Kiel, 7. A partnership between Mojo Coffee and World Vision plans to get Vanuatu coffee growers back on the grind after Cyclone Pam destroyed their crops. Mojo will be selling coffee made from Vanuatu coffee beans, and the proceeds will go towards the rebuild of the country's struggling coffee industry.


  3. Vanuatu welcomes tourists back 200 days after Cyclone PamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 26 |

    ... Island. Tatangis wants to offer homestay accommodation as another source of income. It's early evening in Port Vila, Vanuatu, as Frank Aru, a round-faced man with straight white teeth, farewells a dozen tourists outside Mangoes Resort with the same ...


  4. Natural disasters: locals save more lives, says Red Cross before UN summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 23 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... said. Robert Butal is a local from White Sands Village in Tanna and a Red Cross project manager in Port Vila, Vanuatu, where he now lives. "Our community used us like a middle man," he said. "We understand the context and the existing community ...


  5. Toddler's death believed to be Vanuatu's first drought-linked fatalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 22 | ABC News

    Authorities say the death of a two-year-old girl in Vanuatu may be the first fatality in the country linked to the region's worsening drought. The drought is adding to the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam six months ago, with people in some parts forced to forage for food in the bush.


  6. Waigani Convention on hazardous waste management o...Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 17 | Scoop

    ... States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The 8th meeting of the Waigani Convention is held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on 18 September. It is followed by The ...


  7. Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.3M earthquake off ChileRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 16 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... Antarctica, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Samoa,American Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Johnston Island, Palmyra Island, Howland And Baker, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn Islands, Niue, Solomon ...


  8. Satellite-Based E-Platforms Bring Essential Services To Unconnected AreasRead the original story

    Monday Sep 14 | Wireless Developer Network

    ... telecommunications infrastructure. kits were deployed and re-directed between neighboring nation Vanuatu and Tanna Island, enabling the Vanuatu government, the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations to cross-communicate aid ...


  9. Six months on from Cyclone PamRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 13 | Scoop

    ... holes in hope of finding some much needed spring water." Water was a major issue after Cyclone Pam ripped through Vanuatu earlier this year , killing 11 people and affecting 188,000. Water reserves on many outlying islands were completely destroyed ...


  10. Images of the week: September 6-12, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 6 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    ... to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. Pic/AFP Members of a tribe from Vanuatu island pose during the photocall of the movie 'Tanna' presented during the Film Critics Week at the 72nd Venice International ...


  11. Poor nations want U.S. to pay reparations for extreme weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 12 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... larger anticipated Paris accord. A boy plays in a banana plantation destroyed by Cyclone Pam on March 19 in Mele, Vanuatu. The Category 5 storm struck on March 14, causing widespread damage on many islands in the South Pacific nation. People grieve ...


  12. Aussie flick awarded prizes at VeniceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 11 |

    ... Festival. Co-directed by Dean and Martin Butler, the film was made in collaboration with the Yakel people of Tanna, Vanuatu, and tells the true forbidden love story of a young girl who falls for her chief's grandson.


  13. Tanna scoops award at Venice Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 11 | Sydney Morning Herald

    A day before the Venice Film Festival jury awards the coveted Golden Lion, given to one film in competition in a formal ceremony on Saturday night, Australian filmmakers had scooped a clutch of awards in the festival's two sidebar sections. The spectacularly exotic Tanna , shot over seven months by a small Australian team in a traditional village in Vanuatu, won the public award in Critics' Week.


  14. Big-screen debut for Pacific Island tribe who regard Prince Philip as a godRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 11 | The Independent

    ... grass skirts, hunt for food with bamboo bows and arrows and revere Prince Philip as a living god. Now villagers from Vanuatu's remote Tanna island in the South Pacific are starring in their own film, wowing audiences at the Venice Film Festival this ...


  15. Stars of tribal film "Tanna" dance on Venice red carpetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 10 | Reuters

    Stars of Vanuatu love story dance along red carpet at premiere of ''Tanna'' at Venice Film Festival. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.


  16. Blanchett's Carol to feature at Adelaide Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 8 | ABC News

    ... the festival. Duthie said another expected highlight of October's Adelaide event will be Tanna, which was filmed in Vanuatu and just premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler worked with the people ...


  17. Vanuatu actors to debut at Venice Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 8 | ABC News

    ... of the Yakel are sitting a world away in a Bondi home, learning how to play pool and catching Butler up on the local Vanuatu news. "I never thought I would be in your house," Lingai says to him, despite many conversations over the past year about ...


  18. Kiwi, 18, facing murder charge in VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 7 |

    The Kiwi owners of the Tanna Lodge are reportedly in police protection after their son was charged with murder. A Kiwi teenager is accused of murdering a man in Vanuatu after reportedly getting into a drunken fight on a beach.


  19. Vanuatu finance minister Willie Jimmy convicted in bribery caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 7 | ABC News

    Vanuatu's finance minister Willie Jimmy has been convicted in court on two bribery charges, for breaching the Leadership and Penal codes. Eighteen MPs, including five ministers, have been accused of bribery, with the total amounting to 35 million vatu .


  20. Live: Our quick-fix news blogRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 7 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... place is Alexandra, it's down to a very cold -4.4C at the moment. 6.03am: The son of a New Zealand resort owner in Vanuatu has been charged with murder after a fight with a man over a girl escalated. The man's body was found in a burnt out car by ...