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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Vanuatu is a nation of 80 islands, once known as the New Hebrides the country was jointly governed by British and French administrations before gaining independence on 30 July 1980.

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Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia and Airbnb have announced a partnership that will promote inclusive, sustainable tourism and empower Pacific Island communities.

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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.

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Thirteen i-Kiribati recruits in the Pacific Microstates–Northern Australia Worker Pilot Program on Hayman Island celebrate achieving their Certificate III in Hospitality.

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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.
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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.

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