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 Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

New Zealand Ramps up Plans to Purge All Pests

There are strains on New Zealand’s environment. In this corner of the South Pacific, waterways are increasingly polluted and, from the suburbs to the alpine peaks, an untold army of feral…