November 2011 Development stories

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Temotu Community Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience Project

Alice Banfield, a World Vision Grants Field Officer (volunteer), reflects on her experience working with the Temotu Community Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience Project in the Solomon Islands.

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New Zealand civil society participate at Busan

The 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness is an important meeting for civil society organisations as well as for governments. Dr Wren Green, the Director of the Council for International Development, will lead the New Zealand Civil Society delegation to Busan.

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25 Scholarships for geothermal study as New Zealand joins international partnership

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Zealand Aid Programme has announced 25 new scholarships for postgraduate studies in Geothermal Energy Technology at the University of Auckland, with half the awards being prioritised for Indonesia.

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Ground breaking ceremony marks the construction of Solar Farm in Tonga

A ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Popua Solar Farm was held in Nuku’alofa on 10 November, with Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu in attendance.

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New Zealand rugby players promote anti-domestic violence message in Tonga

A group of kiwi rugby players that included Highlanders loose forward Nasi-Manu and Auckland Blues lock Liaki Moli, visited Tonga this month as part of the New Zealand Aid funded Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP).

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Website helps reduce cost of sending money to Pacific

Developing Markets Associates (DMA), who project manage the www.sendmoneypacific.org website say the site has contributed to significant reductions in costs associated with sending money from Australia and New Zealand back to the Pacific Islands.

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Cooperation on food security and nutrition in Africa

Joint statement by Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in support of the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles.

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