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2005 (UTC) :::Yes, but few people in France would realize that "Vanuatu" and the ''Nouvelles-Hébrides'' were the same. David.Monniaux (User:David.Monniaux) 09:09, 26 September 2005 (UTC) Wollongong Wolves Chipperfield began his professional career at Wollongong Wolves (Wollongong Community Football Club) in 1996 and was a vital member of the team that won the National Soccer League twice in a row, in 2000 and 2001, and the Oceania Club Championship 2000–01 Oceania Club

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their World Cup hopes dashed six years before the final competition. Television Bailey has competed in several reality shows including ''Celebrity Big Brother (Celebrity Big Brother Australia)'', ''Skating on Thin Ice'' and ''Celebrity Survivor'', which was set in Vanuatu in the South Pacific (Pacific Ocean). Bailey placed third on the show which was aired during 2006. In 2005 she appeared in the comic book adaptation of ''Man-Thing'', which was shot in Australia

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. * ''The Blue Lagoon (The Blue Lagoon (1980 film))'', a 1980 Randal Kleiser film starring Brooke Shields, shows nude swimming scenes – shot in Champagne Bay, Vanuatu. Because Brooke Shields was 15 years old at the time, she was replaced for these nude scenes by her body double, Kathy Troutt. * ''Paradise (Paradise (1982 film))'', a 1982 Canadian film directed by Stuart Gillard, shows actress Phoebe Cates swimming nude. Most of the scenes were shot

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often occur with the formation of new parties — witness the situation in the United Kingdom, where some Liberals (Liberal Party (UK)) moved to the Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)) in the early twentieth century. In formerly communist countries in Europe, de-Sovietisation saw many Communist-Party representatives switch to other parties ranging on the political spectrum from socialist to conservative. Modern use Jouwe was a member of the Council, and after the transfer

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flashlight (with spare batteries, you will use them!), lightweight, walking shoes, sandals or good thongs (flip flops croks) for wet weather and old clothes. Tip: When exploring the outer islands take all the older clothes you can carry, wear them and give them away to the islanders when you are finished wearing them. You and your children will be aptly rewarded in other ways. Instead of dumping your worn clothes in a charity collection bin at your local shopping centre and never knowing who really receives these (if they ever do...), your children will interact with the very people who would be the recipients of those clothes (most NiVanuatu people buy these second hand clothes from shops in Port Vila). Sharing and giving is a natural course of daily life in Vanuatu. The T-shirt you give to one person will be worn by all his friends as well. Three T-shirts on top of each other will be their winter outfit.... You will provide them things that are hard for them to obtain, save them the expense of buying clothes (basic wages are quite low in Vanuatu) and you will depart with priceless memories, plus have more in your luggage for purchased local arts and crafts '''Communicating With NiVanuatu people''': *In Vanuatu, the display of anger, displeasure or irritability at a person or situation will reduce the recipient to a stony silence with a lack of co-operation or empathy to your point of view. Please be patient as it is a waste of time complaining. It will have no bearing on the outcome. And if you are verbally abusive, you will generate one of three responses: Smiling, subdued laughter, or a fist in your face. *Don't ask a question with the answer built into it. Locals will always agree in order not to contradict you. "Is this the road to X?" will generate a Yes. Try: "Where is the road to X..?", and you might get a different answer. *Be aware that in the islands, direct eye contact or raised voice level contact may be interpreted as intimidation. A local person's voice level combined with body language may be directly opposite to Europeans. He or she may nod agreement with everything you say in order not to offend you but may not have understood a word you have said! *If you're in a bus and people on the footpath are turning their backs to you, don't be offended: They're simply letting the driver know that they don't require him to stop. There are few bus stops in Vanuatu, and those that exist don't get much use. *If you see men or women holding hands, it's not what you think. Men hold hands with other men, or women with women, because there is no sexual connotation attached to it. However, you will very rarely see a man holding a woman's hand in public because this would be considered as a public exhibition of sexual relations. Photography The Vanuatu people are a delight to photograph, friendly, co-operative and photogenic especially the children who are simply gorgeous. Yes, they love to be photographed but please do not offer to pay to photograph local people as this will quickly discourage spontaneity and encourage commercialisation. Always ask before taking photos of local people. In some cases, some people may be reluctant to be photographed for reasons that you may never know. It is prudent to enquire as to the fee for photographing cultural festivities as they are sometimes very high. The reasoning behind this is they put on the show, people take photos and make money selling these photos of their show - so they want to be paid accordingly (makes sense). Shooting an exploding volcano at night calls for min 800 asa setting and a tripod is essential for good images. Connect Telephone The international country code for Vanuatu is +678. To dial overseas from within Vanuatu dial 00 followed by the relevant country code and phone number. Emergency phone numbers: Ambulance (22-100); Fire (22-333); and Police (22-222). Vanuatu has GSM mobile coverage in Port-Vila and most GSM mobile phones roam seamlessly. You can buy special visitor SIM cards from TVI which offer considerable discounts over roaming charges. Available at any post office. International Roaming from New Zealand and Australia is available. Telecom Vanuatu has a package called ‘Smile Visitor' which consists of a sim card with a pre-purchased credit. This can be purchased at the Vanuatu Telecom Office in town. Telephone: +678 081111. Email: Or with the new player's Digicel, giving Telecom some overdue competition. Digicel have made themselves very visible, and can be found everywhere. They have a bunch of different cheap plans for you. Internet Internet cafes can be found in Luganville & Port-Vila. You may also find that some post offices will also provide some kind of Internet facilities, and can be found on the main streets in Port-Vila and Luganville as well as on Espiritu Santo. Postal services Postal services to mainland Europe can take up to 7 days. You can send letters and postcards from mailboxes in the streets, however the incoming postal service can be patchy, especially for parcels, so don't rely on people sending you things while you're staying in Vanuatu. Commons:Category:Vanuatu WikiPedia:Vanuatu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Vanuatu

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, and popular songs. More recently the music of Vanuatu, as an industry, grew rapidly in the 1990s and several bands have forged a distinctive ni-Vanuatu identity. Popular genres of modern commercial music, which are currently being played in the urban areas include zouk music and reggaeton. Reggaeton, a variation of rap hip-hop spoken in the Spanish language, played alongside its own distinctive beat, is especially played in the local nightclubs of Port Vila with, mostly, an audience


in ceremonial exchanges between clans and villages. Census of Agriculture 2007 (page 33 – 5.2) Cocoa is also grown for foreign exchange. Census of Agriculture 2007 (page 49 – 7.2) In 2007, the number of households engaged in fishing was 15,758, mainly for consumption (99%), and the average number of weekly fishing trips was 3. Census of Agriculture 2007 (page 77 – 13.1) The tropical climate enables growing of a wide range of fruits and vegetables and spices, including banana, garlic, cabbage, peanuts, pineapples, sugarcane, taro, yams, watermelons, leaf spices, carrots, radishes, eggplants, vanilla (both green and cured), pepper, cucumber, and many others. Census of Agriculture 2007 (page 114 – table 4.17) In 2007, the value (in terms of millions of vatu – the official currency of Vanuatu), for agricultural products, was estimated for different products: kava (341 million vatu), copra (195), cattle (135), crop gardens (93), cocoa (59), forestry (56), fishing (24), coffee (12). Census of Agriculture 2007 (various pages) Tourism brings in much-needed foreign exchange. Vanuatu is widely recognized as one of the premier vacation destinations for scuba divers wishing to explore coral reefs of the South Pacific region. Commons:Category:Vanuatu WikiPedia:Vanuatu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Vanuatu

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of Homeland Security date November 18, 2008 url http: ximgtn programs gc_1226064183502.shtm Electing a political newcomer Significant popular support for a person who had never previously been involved in politics may be seen as a form of "protest vote". Thus, when the 37 year-old Director of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, Ralph Regenvanu, stood for Parliament in 2008 (Vanuatuan general election, 2008), he was a political newcomer. He campaigned on the theme of bringing a fresh face and a fresh approach to politics, and was elected in his constituency with a record high number of votes. "Regenvanu, la surprise des législatives", ''Les Nouvelles calédoniennes'', September 4, 2008 "NATAPEI LEADS BUT FEARS OF INSTABILITY LOOM: Independents offer a fresh new face to Vanuatu politics", ''Islands Business'', September 2008 This prompted Transparency International Vanuatu (Transparency International) to applaud his election and his first days in office: "Port Vila MP Ralph Regenvanu was elected by the “Protest Vote” – essentially by those people who were sick and tired of the traditional politics, and it is encouraging to see him exercising his mandate." "TIV congratulates Regenvanu for letter PM", Transparency International Vanuatu, October 10, 2008 The woodswallows have an Australasian distribution, with most species occurring in Australia and New Guinea. The Ashy Woodswallow has an exclusively Asian distribution, ranging from India and Sri Lanka through South East Asia to China, and the most widespread species is the White-breasted Woodswallow, which ranges from Peninsular Malaysia through to Australia in the south and Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The group reaches the easternmost extent of its distribution in Fiji with the endemic (endemism) Fiji Woodswallow. thumb left The nasal opening is small and circular (File:ArtamusSkull.jpg) Aboriginal Australians (Indigenous Australians), especially in the west-central parts of the continent, have a high frequency of natural blond-to-brown hair, Commons:Category:Vanuatu WikiPedia:Vanuatu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Vanuatu

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; expenses when he worked for Abbott years earlier. As Summers' investigation of Oldfield intensified, Oldfield disendorsed Summers a week before the election via telephone and facsimile with no party vote or endorsement of the decision. Oldfield's wrath came during an interview with Summers by a Brisbane-based television network. Summers had been investigating allegations of "missing" One Nation funds allegedly being funneled to Vanuatu, a known tax haven in the South Pacific. Summers


'''Vanuatu''' ( northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós (Pedro Fernandes de Queirós), who arrived in Espiritu Santo in 1605; he claimed the archipelago for Spain (Spanish East Indies) and named it ''Espiritu Santo'' (Spanish for Holy Spirit). In the 1880s, France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country, and in 1906 they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through a British–French Condominium (Condominium (international law)). An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980.

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