Posts Tagged ‘ VSA ’

We really don’t know how lucky we are

Oct 30th, 2018 | By
Philippa Stevenson

Tamahere Forum’s Philippa Stevenson reports in from the Solomon Islands.  Fred Dagg was right, she says. We don’t know how lucky we are. Well, I didn’t anyway. Oh, I thought I did. But there is nothing like a month in a developing nation to challenge that notion. I’ve been in the Solomon Islands since September

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Forum editor volunteers abroad

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

Tamahere Forum editor Philippa Stevenson heads to the Solomon Islands early next month to put her journalism skills to use as a Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer.

Stevenson, who founded and has run Tamahere Forum for 10 years, will spend six months in the Solomons’ capital Honiara as a newsroom and editorial adviser for a small, independent newspaper publisher.

The former NZ Herald and Waikato Times journalist said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to volunteer with VSA.