August 2012 Development stories

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Aquaponics pilot showcased during Forum Week

An aquaponics pilot project, locally called Te Raurau o te Kaingavai (the Green Living Water Garden) was showcased during the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands this week as an innovative approach to potentially address food security issues in the Pacific.

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New Zealand High Commissioner sees Fred Hollows Foundation in action

The New Zealand High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Mark Ramsden, visited the National Referral Hospital in Honiara last week where he saw first-hand the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ.

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Micro-enterprise promotes social and economic development in Tonga

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with Caritas Tonga are running a revolving loan scheme on Tonga’s main island Tongatapu and second largest island Vava’u.

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Partnerships improve farmers' livelihoods in Samoa

Under the Sustainable Development Fund, the New Zealand Aid Pogrammme is investing nearly NZD$3.4 million into Oxfam New Zealand’s Pacific Regional Livelihoods Programme, in which Women in Businesses Development Inc (WIBDI) is a core partner.

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Stronger Police infrastructure for a more secure Tonga

Ha’apai Police Station is the third Police station in Tonga in as many years to receive a significant infrastructure facelift.

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School library makes history in the Solomon Islands

Tiny Etemwarore School is the only primary school in the Solomon Islands province of Makira-Ulawa with its own library, thanks to the efforts of VSA volunteers Laurie Williams and Steve Carter.

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Milestone reached in Tokelau Renewable Energy Project

Tokelau is a step closer to its target of almost 100% reliance on solar energy for electricity generation after kiwi company Powersmart completed work on Fakaofo atoll last week.

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