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Bale tales

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February 15, 2018

Ever wondered where all your clothes donations you chuck away go to? Two words: bale shops.

Bale shops in the Solomon Islands are second-hand clothing shops responsible for clothing the…

How To Solomon Islands

How to Get a Solomon Islands Driver’s Licence

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February 7, 2018

I hate driving. In fact, I was sitting on my restricted licence for about five years and only got my full licence only one week before arriving in the…

Life Solomon Islands

New Year Resolutions

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January 31, 2018

We’re back! And what better way to start off the year than with some New Years resolutions. Yeah, we know it’s the end of January but hey, we run…

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Sorry, but not Sorry.

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December 13, 2017

 In preparation for our five-week reintegration into New Zealand society, we thought we’d better send out a warning and pre-apology for the misunderstandings, questionable behaviour, and social faux-pas we’ll…

Solomon Islands To Do

Journey to the West: The Guadalcanal Coastal Walk

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December 6, 2017

While Nid was in Auki last weekend for a week-long business trip, I spent the weekend with seven friends hiking the two-day Guadalcanal Coastal hike.

Starting from Lambi Bay…

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Fundraising for Mercy

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November 18, 2017

For the past few weeks I have been helping to fundraise for the building of a block of classrooms for Mercy School in Burns Creek.
This has been a learning…

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Well, oil be damned.

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November 15, 2017

Apostolic Jerusalem Anointing Oil: The oil you can buy in Honiara that heals everything.

An upturned rubbish bin with a poster plastered across it announces, “Are you tired of that…

Solomon Islands To Do

Kakabona – not just Latin for good poop

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October 28, 2017
We rocked up to Kakabona beach at 7:40 am with a crew of eight. The guide I prearranged, Peter, is nowhere in sight. The lady at a nearby betel stand is helpful and informs us, “Oh hem dringum tumas las naet.”
Food Solomon Islands

Malaitan Chilli Crab Recipe

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October 22, 2017

The mud crabs we usually see at Honiara Central Market are from Malaita province with sellers coming to sell their catches on Saturdays. These crabs are live and wrapped in…

Food Solomon Islands

Lunching at Local Kai Bars in Honiara

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October 20, 2017
My office doesn’t have a fridge or a microwave, and homemade lunch options like sandwiches, or crackers and tuna, get old quick.