Vatu


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Vatu

The currency of Vanuatu. It was introduced when Vanuatu became independent in 1982, replacing the New Hebrides franc and the Australian dollar. It has no subdivisions; as a result, large transactions are sometimes quoted in "dollars," though the currency has no current relationship to the Australian dollar.
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In her efforts to better connect local producers with traders, Vatu, who started selling goods to visitors in 2003, is already seeing change.
In so far as can be reasonably stated, there are two sites in Viti Levu (Maqere and Voua, unnamed), two sites in Beqa (Vadramata and Rukunawai), one site in Moturiki (Vatu Vola), three sites in Vanua Levu (Vola Creek, Vatu vola vola na vu and Qaravonu), two sites in Taveuni (Loaloa Point and Taveuni Palms) and one site in Moala (Noavatu).
Vatu stressed that even domestic workers have a "background" and skills that are not known or inquired about by the employer.
fridge/freezer, Michael now owed George some 100,000 vatu (around
Type Name 1 Seat 2 Table 3 Standing stone 4 Mortars 5 Cupuled boulder 6 Axe-grinding groove 7 Grinding hollow 8a Curvilinear rock art 8b Rectilinear rock art 9 Three-dimensional rock art 10 Muniu (cooking place) 11 Keeping places Material Average size range Type Uneapa name ([dagger]) ([double dagger]) 1 Vatu mianganga CA 0.5-1.0 m W 2 Vatu kira mianganga CA Capstone, 1 m H, 2.5 cm (trails.
This can often be signalled by the necessity to give both pigs/pandanus textiles/shells/stones and vatu together.
(Extract from the decision of the civil division of the Port Vila Tribunal, rendered 10 July 1992 in the Re the Nagol Jump, Assal & Vatu v The Council of Chiefs of Santo case.
The headman in the hamlet of the accused nevertheless agreed to pay a fine of one pig and 10,000 vatu (100 USD), in order to 'clean his face' in relation to the two families.
In 1990 red mats were priced at 30-60 vatu in Port Vila.
After assuming full responsibility for the rebellion throughout the trial, Stevens was given a 14 1/2 year prison sentence and a 220,000 Vatu fine.