Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maskelyne Canoe Race and Festival 28th – 29th of July 2015

The 2 day interactive and entertaining festival is set to kick off again in 2015. The amazing Maskelyne Canoe race festival on the South of Malekula features custom dances, canoe races, traditional fire making, canoe building weaving demonstrations, kava competition and a big island night to end the festival. Come and immerse yourself in traditional custom dances unique to Maskelyne.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Celebrity Century visits this week

The big and beautiful cruise liner, Celebrity Century, moored at the wharf in Port Vila for the very first time on Tuesday (yesterday) this week, carrying over 2000 passengers & crew members. Celebrity is cruising to Espiritu Santo to enjoy the northern islands beauty and down south, Mystery Island will welcome passengers from around the world. Celebrity Cruises is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, a global cruise vacation company that also owns Royal Caribbean International, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brent's Pottery Exhibition is on next week!

Brent Malessas’ pottery exhibition for 2014 is being held at the FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE from Monday 8th to 10th of December.  It’s on daily from 9am  to  5pm. There are some fantastic pieces of work from an extremely talented young man who has only been potting for 2 ½ years.  All pots are fired to Stoneware temperature (1,300 °C) making them suitable for cooking in and placing in dishwashers.  Over the last 6 months Brent has been testing local clay from Teouma. Thanks to Robert and Lana Rokvich for allowing him to dig on their property and also a big thanks to Felix Nguyen of Erapo Diggers for supplying trucks and machines at no cost.  Many of the pots being exhibited are now being made with local clay content. Click here to view & like Brent's page

Australian travel agents venture to Vanuatu

A group of 22 intrepid Australian travel agents ventured to Port Vila and the outer islands of Vanuatu after winning their spot on the famil by completing Vanuatu Tourism Office’s online agent training. The whole group had time to explore the diverse tourism offering of Port Vila, then half the group got up close and personal with the fiery Mount Yasur on the island of Tanna, while the others took in the views at the picturesque Champagne Beach, Port Olry and swam in one of Vanuatu’s infamous blue holes.