News & Press

Barrier Reef Not Looking So Great

November 30, 2010 5:36 pm

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday, November 28, 2010

A RESEARCH team running the world’s first underwater laboratory on the Great Barrier Reef has confirmed the natural treasure is in great danger.

Emma Robens Wins 2010 Panda Award

October 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

After diligently working alongside Austin Bowden-Kerby, Emma Robens’ time paid off. Her short nature film, The Coral Gardener, was announced the winner of the Panda Award at Wildscreen on October 13th, 2010.

Traditional Sailing Boat Races

August 16, 2010 9:11 pm

The traditional sailing boat in Fiji comes in many sizes and designs from the twin hulled drua, the outrigger single-hulled camakau to the smaller takia.

Pacific Blue Foundation held a traditional sailing boat racing event on 23 January, 2010, Veitau Waqa – the boat lives to create greater awareness and ongoing support for preserving the sailing skills and boat building skills of the camakau, passed down through many generations by the elders on Vulaga Island and Moce island, Lau.. Read more on News article Jan 24.

Veitau Waqa – The Boat Lives

August 3, 2010 3:48 pm

Maritime skills have long been a major part of Fijian culture, particularly Fijian expertise in seafaring vessels. The waqa ni viti is a traditional sailing boat with designs and sizes that vary from the twin hulled drua, to the outrigger single-hulled camakau, to the smaller takia.  Use of these traditional Fijian canoes, however, has slowly faded from the locals’ lifestyles.


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Welcome to the Pacific Blue Foundation

June 8, 2010 10:47 pm

Pacific Blue Foundation is dedicated to conserving cultural and biological diversity in South Pacific Island Nations and other coastal regions. Pacific Blue Foundation provides basic research, education, encouragement and dissemination of sustainable practices in coastal regions with the ultimate goal of preserving and promoting the biological and cultural diversity of the region.

Camakau races held at the Suva Harbour waterfront

10:12 pm

Fiji Times, Saturday, January 23, 2010

A large crowd of islanders gathered on Saturday afternoon on the Suva Harbor foreshore for three races of camakau, or traditional outrigger sailing canoes.

Traditional Skills Hark Back to Past

June 7, 2010 7:01 pm

Traditional skills hark back to past

Fiji Times, Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rocket Stoves to Save Millions

6:56 pm

Rocket Stoves to Save Millions Thursday, January 21, 2010   Sireli Kago with rocket stoves at Tovu Village. About 90 households in Totoya, in Lau, will soon enjoy cooking on smokeless stoves donated by the Pacific Blue Foundation.   Commonly known as the rocket stove, the new product is effectively used in developing countries such […]

Rocket Stoves to Totoya

6:56 pm

Fiji Times, Thursday, January 21, 2010

About 90 households in Totoya, in Lau, will soon enjoy cooking on smokeless stoves donated by the Pacific Blue Foundation.