Vanuatu

Domestic market reeling from Air Vanuatu fall-out

Monday 13 May 2024 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The domestic air market in Vanuatu is reeling from the fall-out at Air Vanuatu, which has also stranded international passengers.

Regional


Regulator defends Starlink users

Tuesday 9 April 2024 | Written by RNZ | Published in National, Regional, Technology, Vanuatu

Cook Islands telecommunications regulator head Bernard Hill said regional regulators who are banning the use of Starlink might have an “overinflated view” of their importance.

National


‘People are struggling’: Tikopia continues to suffer post-Lola

Tuesday 21 November 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Food supplies are running low on Tikopia Island, in the far east of the Solomon Islands, despite fresh supplies arriving on Thursday. The islands crops were destroyed during severe tropical cyclone Lola that made landfall about a month ago.

Regional


Vanuatu on high alert for early season cyclone Lola

Monday 23 October 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

A tropical cyclone warning was in place for Vanuatu's Torba and Senama, with tropical cyclone Lola a category 2 storm as of Monday morning (yesterday).

Regional


Vanuatu PM loses majority, faces defeat in Friday vote

Wednesday 4 October 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The opposition group in Vanuatu appears to have secured the support of more MPs than the government.

Regional


Vanuatu opposition files no-confidence motion against PM Sato Kilman

Tuesday 26 September 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's opposition has filed a motion to call an extra-ordinary session of parliament Monday next week to debate a motion of no confidence against new Prime Minister Sato Kilman, who was elected for the top job.

Regional


'People suffering' from Vanuatu political crisis

Monday 28 August 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

People in Vanuatu believe politicians need to look beyond their own four walls and work to improve the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.

Regional


Cabinet reshuffle ahead of no-confidence-motion: Vanuatu

Monday 7 August 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu's prime minister has reshuffled his cabinet just four days after a motion-of-no-confidence against his leadership was submitted to parliament.

Regional


$15,450 for Vanuatu cyclone appeal, Govt contributes $10k

Friday 28 April 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National, Vanuatu

A cheque of $15,450 has been handed to the Cook Islands Vanuatu Community to assist families who were affected by two category-four tropical cyclones in Vanuatu last month.

Local


Government to provide $10k for Vanuatu cyclone relief

Thursday 13 April 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National, Regional, Vanuatu

Prime Minister Mark Brown says he has indicated to his team at the Ministry of Finance that he is more likely to support initiatives that go to countries that are far more in need than New Zealand.

Local


Ni-Vanuatu people living with impacts of cyclones Judy and Kevin a month on

Tuesday 4 April 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Vanuatu

Communities in Vanuatu continue to rely on government for basic necessities and still lack access to clean water sources almost a month after severe tropical cyclones Judy and Kevin made landfall.

Vanuatu


Fundraiser for cyclone-stricken Vanuatu hailed a success

Saturday 1 April 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National, Vanuatu

The Cook Islands Vanuatu Community had a successful day fundraising for families who were affected by two category four cyclones and flooding earlier in March.

Local


Fundraiser for cyclone-stricken Vanuatu

Friday 31 March 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National, Regional, Vanuatu

The Office of the Prime Minister is pleased to pledge its support to a fundraiser for cyclone-stricken Vanuatu, which will take the form of a six-hour radiothon being held on Radio Cook Islands from noon to 6pm today (Friday, March 31).

Local


Vanuatu Minister: Harvests will take time to recover after cyclones

Friday 24 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s Minister of Climate Change warns “there's going to be a lot of hardship” for people waiting for their crops to grow back as dry rations are distributed to communities.

Regional

Forum ready to help Vanuatu: Brown

Wednesday 8 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Mark Brown, says the cyclones and earthquake which have battered Vanuatu should drive home the vulnerability and the responsibility for the global climate crisis and its impact on small island developing states.

Regional


Chief justice orders amendment of constitutional application against dissolution of parliament

Wednesday 24 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The chief justice of Vanuatu has ordered the amendment of a constitutional application against the dissolution of Vanuatu's parliament to exclude the president of the republic from the case.

Regional


Residents torch own homes rather than let police destroy them

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

Scores of homes near the Vanuatu capital which were deemed illegal dwellings were destroyed on Tuesday following a court-ordered eviction.

Regional


Vanuatu president dissolves parliament

Thursday 18 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The president of Vanuatu has dissolved the country's parliament just over halfway through the current four-year-term.

Regional


"We will be there" Loughman to face no confidence vote on Friday

Tuesday 16 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu prime minister Bob Loughman has confirmed he will attend the next sitting of an extra-ordinary parliament session on Friday to face a motion of no-confidence in his leadership.

Regional


Vanuatu prime minister calls for dissolution of parliament

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

The prime minister of Vanuatu has called for a dissolution of parliament with over a-year-and-four-months still remaining in his four-year-tenure.

Regional


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