June 21, 2013

Road building gathers pace in Bua

Our recent trip to Bua highlighted the speed at which construction of the Nabouwalu to Dreketi highway is progressing. Following a good spell of weather, extensive […]
June 21, 2013

District management planning in Vuya and Dama

We boarded the ferry at Natovi and set off for Nabouwalu just after dawn, embarking on a week of workshops to help develop community-led management plans […]
June 21, 2013

Meet the chief coordinating community-led management in Bua

As he welcomed us into his village, I was again struck by the friendly and down-to-earth manner of the Tui Wairiki (chief of Wairiki village), Akuila […]
June 8, 2013

Where, oh where, has my sea cucumber gone?

World Oceans Day, June 8, 2013 “Did you see any sea cucumbers?” I asked Ron as he struggled to get back aboard the inflatable tender. “None” […]
June 6, 2013

Totoya times two

 I’m having flashbacks. Two years ago on this very day, I was sitting on board a similar-sized yacht, anchored in the lagoon of Totoya Island in […]
June 5, 2013

From dots on the map to real people and places – experiencing the district of Dama

I already knew the names and locations of all the villages in the district of Dama in Bua Province. In fact, I also knew the rivers, […]
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