Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Celebration of Love & Friendship

Our cocktail evening on Friday 21 September to celebrate Jo Flynn and Joan Bruton's marriage (held five months earlier on 21 April) was a lovely, warm occasion. Alison was down from Sydney and a 'surprise' colleague from Jo's school days, Maureen Adams, joined us for the celebration. Dinny gave a beautiful prayer of blessing and…
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Pacific News | Médecins Sans Frontières Forced to Leave Nauru

After almost a year of providing psychological and psychiatric services to refugees in Nauru, Médecins Sans Frontières has been forced to leave the island this month by Nauru’s government. In November 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as  Doctors Without Borders, started providing critically-needed mental health care to refugees – many of whom have attempted suicide – and…
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Pacific News | Kokonut Pacific: An Example of Non-Capitalist Commerce

Based in the Solomon Islands, Kokonut Pacific works in partnership with local communities to improve their lives by building sustainable value chains and revitalising the smallholder coconut industry with innovative technology. Founder, Dr Dan Etherington, shares the story of his coconut odyssey. Sri Lanka has been called the land of ‘serendipity’ – meaning a surprising, delightful, unexpected discovery.…
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