Monday, February 10, 2014

World vision - one year on

World Vision implemented relief and long term recovery projects to help the families get their lives back to normal. Projects focus on children’s development, providing access to clean water and improved hygiene, and establishing an Emergency Radio project.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Lomlom airport

From Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp. Minister Folatalu told Parliament, Lomlom Airport has been completed and is proposed to be officially opened in January 2014.

In June 2013 from the Solomon Star:
New airport: Lomlom, in Temotu province, one of the Reef Islands.

See also (translate from Italian):

Still no sign yet of FlySolomons flights to there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Under-water mineral exploration

ABC Background Briefing Program - DEEP SEA MINING
Reporter: Ann Arnold
A project to dig minerals from the sea bed off Papua New Guinea could signal a new era of mining in the world’s most remote and least understood environment, the deep sea.

Mining companies are excited, ecologists are worried, and struggling island nations are watching with interest.
See ABC - October 2013

Back in December 2012 the Solomons Islands deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga has appealed to resource owners not to support under-water mineral exploration.
Radio New Zealand International and
Solomon Star News

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Overview of the shakey isle Ndendo

A devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the province in February 2013, killing nine people and causing widespread destruction to villages and homes on the west coast near Lata.

From the site:
Between 3rd and 8th February there have been 155 shocks greater than 4.6 from this area:

This area is defined by Latitude 10.718 S to 10.852 S and Longitude 164.228 E to 166.784 E.
  • One that caused the tsunami (8)
  • Three shocks 7 to <8
  • Seven shocks 6 to <7
  • Ninety shocks 5 to <6

Details with links in spreadsheet form:

Ndendo is a mostly a rocky outcrop with thin soils so it should have few problems with soil liquefaction. This problem comes with lots and lots of aftershocks and is at its worst on floodplains like the area around Christchurch. But people in Temotu Province should still be very careful around places known to have deep soil.


There are a lot of things that can go wrong travelling, there are more things that can go wrong travelling to surf.
Feel free to contact the contributors for more information before setting out to do a trip to here or similar areas. Get information and remember that you, and only you, are responsible for what happens to you.