Simon Milne completed the Tourism components of the forthcoming UNDP Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies for Tuvalu and Kiribati (including Christmas Island). The reports will form part of DTIS workshops in December in Tuvalu and Kiribati which will guide future Tier One and Tier Two donor funding.
Pasifika food, music, singing and dancing all played a part in the AUT University-hosted launch of Robert Oliver’s new book.
Robert Oliver is writing a cookbook to showcase Pacific Island cuisine, not only for food and book lovers, but primarily to elevate the attitude and relationship between Pacific Islanders themselves and their culinary culture. Tourism is the largest economic machine in the South Pacific Islands, yet most of the hotel food product is imported. At the same time, there is abundance of land and farming skills and farmers. Robert’s presentation discusses how to join the two sectors: the benefits, the barriers, and a exploration of solutions.