Vanuatu Regional And International News Reports - A handy index of news items mentioning Vanuatu from all round the world.
Tropical storm Lusi struck Vanuatu at about 18:00 GMT on 9 March.
Tropical storm Lusi struck Vanuatu at about 18:00 GMT on 9 March. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall was near 14.0 S, 167.2 E. Lusi brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the ...
Tropical storm Eighteen is forecast to strike Vanuatu at about 18:00 GMT on 9 ...
NGO ecourages pregnant Vanuatu women to speak with communities
Radio New Zealand
Save the Children in Vanuatu says women there need to speak up if they're experiencing isolation or health problems during pregnancy. It follows the death of a new-born baby, who died shortly after birth in a truck, which was travelling to Norsup ...
New born death in Vanuatu attributed to mistreatment of women
Radio New Zealand
The Vanuatu Women's Council says the death of a new-born baby is partly due to the systemic poor treatment of women there. The child died shortly after being delivered on a truck, on its way to Norsup hospital from Tismam Island. The deteriorating ...
Cyclone 'Lusi' named near Vanuatu - tracking towards NZ
Tropical Cyclone Lusi has been named today by the Fiji Met Service and currently lies over Vanuatu as a category 1 tropical storm. Winds are sustained at gale force. Forecasters expect Lusi to grow into a Cat 3 or 4 cyclone before being technically ...
Vanuatu i kisim Cyclone woning
New Zealand Target For Strengthening Tropical Cyclone
Cyclones set to send rain to NZ
Rural health a struggle in Vanuatu
Radio New Zealand
The deteriorating conditions of health services in rural areas of Vanuatu, as well as dilapidated roads, have been blamed for the recent death of a newborn baby in Malekula. The child was delivered on a truck, while on its way to the hospital. The ...
Local missionaries to Vanuatu commissioned
The Presbyterian church of Vanuatu and the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) of Solomon Islands has formally agreed for the Solomon Islands Missionaries to serve in Vanuatu. The formal agreement was signed during the celebration of the 50th ...
Vanuatu PM raises West Papua in Geneva
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Congratulations to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Moana Carcasses Kalosil who raised the Human Rights situation in West Papua at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the 4 March. Extract from PM's statement. My country is here in ...
6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Vanuatu—USGS
HONG KONG—A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was released. The quake struck at a depth of 636 kilometers (395 miles) at ...
A popular Australian helicopter pilot was killed on a Vanuatu island after a cable dangling beneath his aircraft clipped trees, an investigation has found.
Veteran flyer Phil Cotter was helping build a telecommunications tower two kilometres from Unua village, on Malekula, in the Vanuatu archipelago, on August 26, 2011.
The 62-year-old, originally from NSW, spent much of the day shuttling materials, fuel and water between Unua and the construction site using a metal cargo cable slung under his MD Helicopters 369D five-seater.
But late in the afternoon, as Mr Cotter and his two passengers approached the tiny village one last time, the cable clipped some trees and flew up into the chopper blades.
The contact instantly rendered the aircraft uncontrollable and it plunged 15 metres to the ground, killing Mr Cotter - who just a month earlier had featured in a Nine Network documentary.
His two passengers were injured but survived.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation report, published on Tuesday, found that Mr Cotter was probably unaware the cargo cable was still attached to the aircraft when it crashed.
'Therefore (he) did not take into account its length when assessing the required terrain clearance during the final approach to the village,' the report stated.
The ATSB also found Mr Cotter and his passengers were not wearing helmets or the installed shoulder harnesses - both of which might have helped prevent their injuries.
Lots of tributes have been written about Mr Cotter since his death.
His mates have described how the fun-loving former Queensland cattle musterer became well-known for flying in a tee-shirt, shorts and thongs.
Mr Cotter spent time working in the mineral exploration industry in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Burma before settling in Vanuatu during the 1980s.
He appeared in an episode the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program about Vanuatu's volcanic Mount Marum in July 2011.