We are happy to report that both our Vanuatu based volunteers, Mark Holden and Sofia Lardies are safe and well. We will continue to monitor the situation in Port Villa and with our partner communities as more information comes to hand.

EWBNZ is not currently seeking support to assist with recovery efforts of our community partners, however we encourage those interested in supporting recovery efforts to donate to official response appeals.

Our thoughts and wishes are with the people of Vanuatu and our community parner organisations.

For urgent enquiries please contact:

News Date: Saturday, 14 March, 2015

Work-shopping the App Tech Workshop

When: 11 am Sunday 1st March

Where: Kirkwood Room KG07, University of Canterbury

Appropriate Technology refers to the use of people-centred, sustainable and locally controlled technical solutions. The purpose of this event is to develop App Tech workshop resources for use throughout New Zealand, with the aim of engaging our members and promoting discussion of EWBNZ’s role with technology in developing communities. We will be presenting modules on different areas of App Tech and encouraging discussion, feedback and debate.

Everyone is welcome and no prior experience with Appropriate Technology is necessary. Come along and help us shape the future of App Tech for EWBNZ! 

News Date: Sunday, 01 March, 2015

Wawan Water Supply Project Update from Mark Holden

One of our placement volunteers, Mark Holden writes an update from Ambrym, Vanuatu:

"For the next 5 months I’m based in the north-east of Ambrym, Vanuatu. My primary role is to monitor the construction of rain water harvesting systems in two villages, Falibeur and Barereo. The systems comprise of new iron clad roofs to collect water which will be piped to a number of tap stands in the village....

News Date: Friday, 09 January, 2015


Palmerston North Annual Quiz Night

2015-04-22    7.30pm
Palmerston North
Riddet Atrium, Massey University, Palmerston North

EWBNZ Annual Conference


End of Year Celebration