Vanuatu’s Azure Pure Water has announced a breakthrough export deal with Carnival Australia. The three-year agreement will see Azure’s Vanuatu Natural water supplied exclusively select P&O Cruises’ ships when they berth in Port Villa, Vanuatu. This is the largest bottled water export agreement in the history of Vanuatu, seeing the equivalent of a 40-foot container loaded on ...
On trend - the importance of sustainable homewares
As part of the evolution of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia’s Creative Industries program last year, PTI Australia partnered with Real Impact to revolutionise how the skills of Pacific Islands artisans are brought into the Australian market. The partnership is working to build a pathway for the Pacific Islands’ informal ‘artistic’ economies and the artisans behind them, to ...
Understanding Australia’s biosecurity
For Pacific Island businesses looking to export to Australia, the rules and regulations can be daunting, with instances of containers being stopped at Australia’s border proving to be frustrating and expensive for Pacific exporters. All goods imported into Australia must be cleared through its borders. Tonga’s Senior Trade Development Officer, Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Tr ...
Country Profile - Vanuatu
Capital: Port Vila Population: 275,000 (2016 est.) Latitude: 15.3767° S Longitude: 165.9592° E Area: 12,190 km² Major languages: Bislama, French, English Major religion: Christian Currency: Vatu GDP (US$m): 837.0 GDP per capita (US$): 2,976.2 Inflation rate (%): 2.6 (2017) Unemployment (%): 5.4 (2016) Vanuatu is a nation of approximately 83 islands, once kn ...
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION EMPOWERS EXPORT PROSPERITY FOR FARMERS
In Vanuatu, copra (dried coconut) farming can feel like living in ‘agricultural poverty’. However, the introduction of organic certification is enabling farmers to increase prices for their product, turning agricultural poverty into prosperity.
LABOUR MOBILITY SUCCESS – A PILOT FOR THE PACIFIC IN TROPICAL AUSTRALIA
Thirteen i-Kiribati recruits in the Pacific Microstates–Northern Australia Worker Pilot Program on Hayman Island celebrate achieving their Certificate III in Hospitality.
COUNTRY PROFILE - NAURU
Nauru (Naoero) is a raised, fossilised coral atoll located 42 kilometres south of the equator, with a land area of 21 square kilometres. There are 12 tribes, which are represented by the twelve-pointed star on the national flag. The Nauruan way of life has been greatly influenced by the Christian faith and very little of the old ways remain.
PACIFIC SUCCESS - MEET THE NAURU ENTREPRENEUR BEHIND PANAGIONA CREATIONS
Employment opportunities on the small island state of Nauru are limited. Agnes Mata Denuga always loved fashion and jewellery, and saw the potential to use Nauru’s natural resource, phosphate, to create a range of jewellery.