Vanuatu's Azure Pure Water has announced a breakthrough export deal with Carnival Australia. This is the largest bottled water export agreement in the history of Vanuatu, seeing the equivalent of a 40-foot container loaded on the Pacific Jewel and Pacific Dawn each berthing.
On trend - the importance of sustainable homewares
Building a pathway for the Pacific Islands’ informal ‘artistic’ economies and the artisans behind them into a viable export-ready product isn’t easy, when Vogue Living sit’s down for a chat you know you are on the right track.
Impact investment in action
In April 2017, Vanuatu coffee producer Tanna Coffee announced it had secured an A$656,000 impact investment – a milestone deal for Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands. One year on, we take a closer look to understand how the investment came about and the impact it has made so far.
Understanding Australia’s biosecurity
Biosecurity plays a critical role in ensuring Australia remains free of the most severe pests and diseases that could adversely affect Australia’s agricultural and tourism industries. For Pacific Island businesses looking to export to Australia, however, the rules and regulations can be daunting
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.