Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu in South Pacific: USGSRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Outlook

    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the South Pacific island of Vanuatu today, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck at a depth of 164 kilometres , 76 kilometres northwest of the town of Isangel on Tanna island, USGS said.


  2. Pacific International Lines Chose HAROPARead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Marine News

    Since June 2016, the Singaporean shipping line Pacific International Lines has marketed a weekly containerised service from HAROPA - Port of Le Havre and bound for the South Pacific area. The service notably makes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New-Guinea, the Vanuatu archipelago, the Guam, Fiji, Hawaii, Wallis and Futuna, Tonga, Samoa and Marshall islands.


  3. Using plastics to help a community recover from disasterRead the original story

    Friday Jul 1 | Plastics News

    ... on getting the right technology. Brisbane-based Nevhouse Pty. Ltd. has delivered 15 buildings to Tanna Island, off Vanuatu, which was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. Architect Ken McBryde, a principal with Hassell Pty. Ltd.'s ...


  4. Vanuatu hit by earthquake of magnitude 6.6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | DNA India

    A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued.


  5. Men jailed for leading mob to NZ lodgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    Six men have been jailed after leading a 100-strong mob armed with weapons to a lodge owned by a New Zealander in Vanuatu. They were found guilty of kidnapping two workers in relation to an alleged murder involving the owners' son, 18-year-old Ned Lowe, and sentenced to two years inprisonment for unlawful assembly and kindapping, Fairfax reported.


  6. Tanna Islanders jailed for kidnapping after raid on NZ-owned villaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Ned Lowe was charged with the murder of Roger Kamisak, but after a sensational ruling the case was dismissed by a judge. Six men who led a baying mob armed with stones, knives and axes to a New Zealand-owned luxury lodge in Vanuatu have been jailed for kidnapping.


  7. 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 |

    Sydney, Jun 14 : A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued.


  8. "Forgive Them for they Know not What they do"Read the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | MENZ Issues

    ... Court carpark, their lawyer drove by, slammed on the brakes of her car in front of the very Supreme Court House of Vanuatu, and screamed out, to the shock of myself and the other lawyers who witnessed her behavior "Trying to get your 8th lawyer? ...


  9. Women in Port Narvin, Vanuatu, discuss ways to rebuild their communities after Cyclone Pam.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Women's eNews

    In the warning period before Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu in March 2015, Mary Jack helped neighbors on her home island of Tanna by reinforcing roofs with panaudu leaves and sandbags. But the cyclone turned out to be one of the strongest storms to ever hit the small South Pacific island nation.


  10. The Aussie surfer building modular homes that can survive cyclonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Mashable

    ... location if community needs change. After years of trials, Nev House had its first significant real world test in Vanuatu, which had much of its infrastructure devastated by Starting in early April, the company began erecting 15 structures on ...


  11. Thousands of performers take part in FestPac 2016 in GuamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | ABC News

    ... Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna. The American territory is hosting the festival for the first time, and thousands of people were in ...


  12. Photos: The 23rd Edition of the New York African Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Film Comment

    ... 2 on Closing Night. Photo by Daniel Rodriguez. Distributor Arnie Holland, Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Vanuatu to the UN Odo Tevi, former U.S. Ambassador to Vanuatu Robert Van Lierop, joined co-director Bentley Dean to discuss Tanna on ...


  13. VanuatuRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2016 | State Department

    Vanuatu is located east of Australia and consists of more than 80 islands in a Y-shaped archipelago. It is an independent parliamentary democracy and a member of the British Commonwealth.


  14. Call to ramp up Pacific workers programRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | The Mercury

    ... 40,000 backpackers work on Australian farms each year while there are fewer than 4000 workers from the Pacific As Vanuatu and Fiji recover from cyclones, it was important people had opportunities to come to Australia and earn some money to help lift ...


  15. Vanuatu aims to generate all electricity from renewable sources by 2030: mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Reuters

    The South Pacific island of Vanuatu plans to generate all its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Ham Lini told Radio New Zealand. Vanuatu's economy is still struggling to recover after monster cyclone Pam last year wrecked fisheries, ravaged crops and livestock, causing damages of an estimated $450 million.


  16. While little-seen at home, tribal romance Tanna will get a US releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... devised by Dean and Martin Butler with the villagers of Yakel, who live by ancient traditions they call kastom on a Vanuatu island. They still hunt with bows and arrows, with the men wearing penis sheaths and the women grass skirts. While Tanna was ...


  17. Film Festival names its first five premieres for July programmeRead the original story

    May 7, 2016 | Scoop

    ... Tanna Australian documentary filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler collaborated with villagers in the Vanuatu highlands who'd never seen a movie to create this ravishing cinematic expression of traditional culture and forbidden love. ...


  18. NZ International Film Festival unveil first five filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... needs at least one of" and Tanna, a collaboration between Australian doco film-makers and villagers in the Vanuatu highlands to tell a story of inter-tribal warfare and forbidden love. Fans of veteran performance artist Laurie Anderson - sadly also ...


  19. 7 magnitude quake jolts VanuatuRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Nerve News

    Port Vila, April 29 - A magnitude 7 earthquake struck the north of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Friday. The US Geological Survey located the epicentre of the quake at a shallow depth of 27.2 km and 1 km southwest of Norsup, a small population on Malekula island, EFE news reported.


  20. Tsunami warning cancelled as magnitude-7.0 earthquake strikes VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | ABC News

    A tsunami warning issued after a shallow magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck the Vanuatu island of Malekula, 64 kilometres south south-east of Luganville, has been cancelled. But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned that minor sea level fluctuations of up to 0.3 metres above and below the normal tide may continue over the next few hours.