Volunteers Abroad in Pacific

New Zealand’s Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is expanding its programme in the Pacific re-establishing relationships with Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati, taking the number of Pacific countries it works in to seven. VSA chief executive officer Debbie Snelson says the organisation’s new direction reflects New Zealand’s focus on sustainable economic development in the Pacific. In order to introduce the changes, VSA has phased out its programmes in South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Volunteer Service Abroad has placed more than 3 skilled New Zealanders on assignments overseas since 1962.


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…