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This the English page of Nias Online, which has been online since 17 April 2006. Formerly it was based in sub-domain: http://niasonline.net/eng/. Since March 2009 it was moved to the home page of Nias Online as a Category.

Indonesia: Toilets and tap stands change lives in Nias

Saturday, August 1, 2009
By nias
Indonesia: Toilets and tap stands change lives in Nias

*A Red Cross water and sanitation programme on Nias Island is making a dramatic difference to the daily lives of local. By Ahmad Husein, Communications Coordinator, IFRC Jakarta, Indonesia Sabaria Lasse, 49, always looks enthusiastic every time people asking about her new latrine. It is a half brick and wood construction situated behind her... »

Medair Closes Indonesia Programme

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
By nias

Indonesia – After three years of rehabilitation work to provide access to health services, and clean water and sanitation to thousands of people in Aceh Jaya and Nias Island, Medair has now successfully completed its Indonesian programme. »

Expression of Time in Nias Tradition

Monday, June 8, 2009
By borokoa
Expression of Time in Nias Tradition

About 30 years ago, before watches and clocks (aralozi / tandra luo) were common things for Nias people, they usually relied on ’pragmatic’ ways to estimate time of day. »

4 Nias Men to Get Aussie Bravery Medals for Chopper Crash Help

Saturday, May 23, 2009
By nias

Four villagers from the island of Nias will receive Australia’s third-highest bravery award for providing assistance to the dying and injured aboard a downed Royal Australian Navy helicopter in 2005, the Australian Embassy in Jakarta said on Friday. Nine Australians aboard the Sea King helicopter were killed and two others seriously injured when it... »

UNICEF’s 4th year support in Nias, Indonesia

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
By borokoa
UNICEF’s 4th year support in Nias, Indonesia

* marked by an inauguration of new child-friendly school The inauguration of the newest and largest child-friendly school marked the fourth year of UNICEF support after Indonesia's Nias earthquake. »

President calls for continuation of BRR`s unfinished work

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
By nias

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked that unfinished jobs left behind by the Nias-Aceh Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) should be continued. »

Four Years After the Tsunami, BRR’s Task Is Done. Well, Almost

Friday, April 17, 2009
By nias

Banda Aceh. A number of homes still remain unfinished, but at 10 a.m. on Thursday, the nameplate of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency, or BRR, was taken down from its office in Lueng Bata, as scheduled. »

Quake-Damaged Hospital Reopens on Nias Island

Friday, April 3, 2009
By nias

State-run Gunungsitoli Hospital on Nias Island in North Sumatra Province, which was heavily damaged in a 2005 earthquake, reopened on Thursday after a major reconstruction project. »

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes Aceh

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
By nias

Banda Aceh (ANTARA News) – An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Banda Aceh at 11:35 on Tuesday morning, prompting the local people to scramble out of their homes and office buildings for fear of an ensuing tsunami. »

Lion Air To Commence Flight to Nias

Thursday, March 19, 2009
By nias

JAKARTA (Nias Online) – Lion Air air carrier through its subsidiary company Wings Air will commence flight to Nias this year. The plan will be realised through the assigment of two of the 5 ATR 72-500 type turboprop planes to be received and which will commence flight in May 2009. »

An Interview with Mr. Raoul de Torcy, Chief CFO UNICEF Nias

Friday, December 19, 2008
By nias
An Interview with Mr. Raoul de Torcy, Chief CFO UNICEF Nias

During 2008 UNICEF Nias occasionally sends news on its activities in Nias to Nias Online. To get a more comprehensive information about UNICEF programs and activities in Nias, Nias Online sent a number of interview questions to Mr. Raoul de Torcy, Chief CFO UNICEF Nias. The following is the Mr de Torcy’s response. »

Chief of Nias post-tsunami body tasked to help Myanmar

Sunday, December 7, 2008
By nias

A top official at the post-tsunami reconstruction agency in Aceh and Nias has been assigned to assist in the rebuilding of cyclone-devastated Myanmar, the Foreign Ministry announced Friday. »

BBR Nias prepares to hand over the reins

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
By nias

The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency on Nias Island (BRR Nias) has said more projects will continue after its tenure expires next month, including those aimed at alleviating poverty and sustaining the local economy. »

Indonesia, Nias community learns how to prepare for future disasters

Sunday, June 1, 2008
By nias
Indonesia, Nias community learns how to prepare for future disasters

30 May 2008 Dozens of children crowd excitedly around Juwita Kristina Zebua, a 24-year-old Indonesian Red Cross volunteer in Nias. They watch with fascination as she demonstrates cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid using mannequins. “What will you do if you see somebody is injured?” asks Juwita. “Help him!” yell the primary school students in... »

Interview With Petra Gruber – Nias Island Research Network Coordinator

Sunday, May 11, 2008
By nias

Editor’s note: In a conference on Nias architechture held in Vienna on October 2006, the participants of the Conference established the so-called Nias Island Research Network (NIRN) – www.nirn.org. To know more about this Network, E. Halawa* from Yaahowu website – www.niasonline.net – requested an interview with the Ntework’s Coordinator, Petra Gruber. The following... »

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