Friday, December 18, 2009

Seasons Greetings and thank you - Nuigneration

Hi Olegta, (all-to-gether in Pacific pidgin)
Happy ho ho ho...and trust you are well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Each one of us is dedicated to their vision and among us we all share a similar vision based on growth and empowerment for growers, landowners and friends in the Pacific.
2010 beckons with opportunity for all and promises to be a great year. Our main focuses for 2010 will be to build equity within our African Pacific business operations, the Pacific Growers Export Partnership (PGEP) and the Nui Organic Brand. Through the NuiGeneration, a global community focused on social equity in the Pacific, we would like to consolidate core stakeholders of the Nui Organic Brand, whether they are growers, supply chain participants, processors and customers. It is our platform through which we wish to link the network partners in the South Pacific with our Nui customers and friends globally. We believe that an ethical business can, particularly through the internet, operate on a basis of mass collaboration in which the voice of its stakeholders is an active part of daily management strategy, transparency and communication. This is now possible throughout much of the Pacific and will set the platform for grower representation.
I would like to take this occasion to invite you to join theNuiGeneration and become a voice for the Pacific. There is much to share from across the Pacific region as the NuiGeneration has strong roots in the Climate Change movement (click to bear witness for a minute), Organics, Fair Trade, cocoa, coconut, carbon, health and well being, all within the Pacific region. For those who have already joined thank you, please be so kind to check your details, as we try and consolidate our database to manage your input for the future.
For those that have hung in to the end of this mail..  There is of course the special for the Vanuatu Christmas bag auction with a twist, price discounts every day until sold out of 20th December. Please have a look, freight is included to anywhere including to the Pacific.
I thank you again for your indulgence, assistance, ideas, advice, contributions and most of all your passion in contributing positively and sustainably to a better world. Any questions on any matters please do not hesitate to contact me, please allow me to answer in 2010.
Thank you indeed, .. tankyu tru, vinaka vakalevu, faafetai lava, vielen dank, heel hartelijk bedankt, mockrát dekuji, merci beaucoup, baie dankie,
Blessings to you and your families and season greetings.. andreas b lombardozzi

I invite you to join the NuiGeneration part of the Pacific
Nui Generation Live Fair A division of African Pacific Pty Ltd ...
"Empowerment Through Opportunity"
PO Box 377; 7/21 Tepko Road, Terrey Hills, NSW, 2084, Australia 
(t) 1300 667 668; +61 2 9986 3444; +61 2 9986 3355 
(f) +61 2 9986 1911 
skype: drcoconut 

If this is of interest to you click here

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nui born pure... Skincare & food made from 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Nui Vanuatu Christmas Gift Auction

A gift that gives in two ways,

beautiful products to nourish your loved ones while giving a helping hand to a whole community


Food lover’s pack

Health freak pack

For him

and a little for her too!

For her

If this sounds appealing, you are going to love the Nui Vanuatu Christmas bags.

It is the ideal gift to nurture you, friends and family as well as supporting our community partners in Vanuatu. Now that is getting into the Christmas spirit…

  • about our gift packs
  • How does theGift Auction work?
In North Ambae Vanuatu, there are four villages who struggle to meet their basic cash needs. The logistical difficulties of the many smaller islands of Vanuatu have made it difficult for the women to earn money through their traditional occupation of weaving bags. At times, the expense of getting their products to market exceeds the price of their bags which take days to make. This is their main means of support as well as being an integral part of their lives.

Given the cost of accessing markets many of the woman had stopped their weaving , but now, thanks to a concerted effort by ACTIV (Alternative Community Trade in Vanuatu, of building a bridge to a world market with marketing and logistics, they are now re-discovering their traditional handicrafts. Opening the islands to a sustainable market that respects fair prices, the integrity of the culture and the environment is a core philosophy for founder Sandrine Wallez. The communities are benefiting as you have decided to directly support the communities in the Pacific through the purchase of Nui products and handicrafts. The communities in the Pacific are benefiting with your decision to directly support them through the purchase of Nui products and handicrafts.

Yes, the power of change is in your pocket!

We bought the bags and filled them up for you with some of our wonderful fairly traded organic skin care and tasty food products. You can’t go wrong with this one... it is a conscience free indulgence of spending, even better, as there are about 8 or more products in each bag, you can give it all to one person or you can break it down to more than a present for one. You can help make a difference…

find out more about how you can be the change you wish to see at

At Nui we have a tendency to do things differently

and this Christmas is no different!

For the first three weeks of Christmas 2009, we have a Nui Christmas Bag Online Auction that we believe will make nearly everyone happy…

To celebrate Fair Trade over Christmas, we have created an online auction with a twist. Each day, instead of the price increasing, we will discount the price of the bags. That's right, each day we reduce the price a little… making it cheaper for you to buy…

but don't wait too long because there is limited stock.

20 unique Nui Vanuatu Christmas Bags, packed with Nui Organic products, valued at over $175.00, start the Auction on 1st of December for the already discounted price of $150.00, then each day the price drops by $6.50

… until the closing date 4pm, 20th of December.

It is a gift for all of us… from us to you… from you to us… from our community partners to you... and from you to them… 20 Nui Christmas bags with Nui Organic products and Handicrafts from Vanuatu…

Be sure to get one… there are only 20.
Happy shopping… happy giving…

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Towards A Fair Deal for the Pacific in Copenhagen

Ursula Rakova discussing the activities in Tinputz community on climate action day to send a clear message to world leaders ahead of the Copenhagen summit.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fair & Organic in Fiji

bula vinaka from Fiji....just completed our certification of our partner Bula Organics.. for the start of 2010 our Nui soaps will be hand made in Fiji again....for anyone to support this initiative please consider for your next purchase
...vinaka vakalevu ..thank you very much

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pacific Calling - Samoa Tsunami

The Pacific Calling Partnership extends its heartfelt concern to the people of American Samoa, Samoa and all other islands in the Pacific that have felt the effects of the tsunami. The tsunami has killed fourteen in American Samoa and five in Samoa according to our news reports at the moment. This is only part of the tragedy. People have had to rush in fear from the coast, they have lost homes and other structures and most of all they have experienced a most terrible fear.
May they have all the support they need form the international community as they face the aftermath.
*Below you can read emails* I received this morning from Pelenise in Kiribati and Tafue in Tuvalu as they faced the fear and uncertainty of whether the tsunami would come to their islands or not. We all know that for low lying islands there is little they can do in the face of a tsunami. There is no higher ground to go to. It is hard for us to imagine the fear that people on low lying islands experience knowing that they have no higher ground. I received a phone call and Maria has received many phone calls this morning from people who have described the panick that Kiribati is experiencing as people try to find structures that are higher, try to move the sick and the children who have all been kept home from school.
*A tsunami is an act of nature we cannot stop it but climate change is an act of we selfish industrialised countries* *and we can and must do our best to curtail it.* We in the Pacific Calling Partnership are thinking of our friends in the Pacific as you face the immediate fear of the tsunami. We feel for you as face everything that the tsunami has brought with it.
We are also very concerned bobut our neighbours in the Pacific as you face the long term uncertainty of climate change. We in the Pacific Calling Partnership are doing all we can to get the global community to minimise climate change.
May God Bless you all. You are in our prayers Jill

From: Pelenise Alofa in KIRIBATI*

> To all my friends.....for Climate Change!
> News came this morning to say that tsunami may come to Kiribati. It
> will hit Fiji, Tuvalu and come this way to Tarawa and Christmas
> Island. Some schools have closed...workers returned home to be with their families.
> What are the people going to do? Most of Bairiki is closed. May be we
> just have to return home and stay together to die?
> Well, if this is true then this may be my last letter to you all and I
> thank you for your friendship and Climate Change is definitely HERE.
> We cannot continue to deny it unless we are STUPID! Just seeing FEAR
> in the faces of people and hearing FEAR in the voices makes me very
> sad and wish that our world leaders could put aside their ambitions,
> greed, selfishness and whatever and be strong to stand to do the RIGHT.
> God bless you all and
*From Tafue in Tuvalu*
> Thank you Pelenise for that, Tuvalu woke up this morning to the same
> warning, schools were closed and people felt that inevitable fear in
> their hearts knowing that if it happens there is no hope of survival.
> Thank God for divine intervention it missed us and went on to New Zealand.
> I believe it has also passed Kiribati, so let us be thankful for that
> intervention, but let us all together do our part in fighting this
> problem of Climate Change.
> Tiabo mai Tuvalu


Jill Finnane Eco-Justice Program Coordinator

*Edmund Rice Centre** *15 Henley Rd Flemington - PO Box 2219 Homebush West 2140**

Ph: 02 8762 4200
*Think before you print*

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Out of all the vegetable and nut oils to employ as a restorative hair and scalp treatment, coconut oil the most impressive. Yes, it's rich in hair moisturising fatty acids, also found in other oils, but it adds a gorgeous shine to your locks without the excessive grease factor post shampoo. High in lauric acid, coconut oil is anti-fungal and perfect for treating scalps suffering from dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a fungus with a rather glamorous name 'Malassezia furfur', so any topical treatments that boast anti-fungal properties are ideal for treating this irritating condition.
Nui coconut oil is my choice of oil because of the high quality, but mostly because of the sublime coconut scent - it boasts the most delicious aroma of any coconut oil I have used before and I'd be more than happy to effuse that scent all day. To use, massage into hair and scalp and wrap a warm wet towel around your head. Leave for twenty minutes and shampoo as normal.
*consuming coconut oil is also helpful for conditions of the scalp. It's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help improve gut health and boost immune health; vital for healthy skin, hair and scalp.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doctor says an oil lessened Alzheimer's effects on her husband

After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport's results in an early onset Alzheimer's test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve's drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to "lift the fog," his wife says.

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Coconut Oil Health Bennefits and Uses

Monday, May 11, 2009

Andreas Lombardozzi talks about Sustainability with Nibbana TV

Series 2 of Andreas Lombardozzi's interview with Nibbana on Sustainability, Climate change and Marketing

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Andreas Lombardozzi Talks about Trading Fairly in the Pacific

Part 1 in the series of interviews about the history of African Pacific and Ethical, Sustainable and Fair trading in the Pacific.

View in youtube for better Quality

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NUI at the Hong Kong Farmers Market April

Farmers' Market 4th anniversity in April
- featuring Fair-and-Healthy in anniversary brochure
- NUI VCO & Body Bars had their handsome photos taken by Farmers'
Market staff
-Will be portraited as one of our star products.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lettuce Wrap - Thanks to Fanny-Min

Lettuce Wrap

This is an easy-to-prepare healthy snack,So fast-food people won’t pull back.

VCO brown Coco Flour and oat flakes,(The same mixture can be used for cakes)

When cool, add
Cacao Nibs and mix.To serve, wrap a morsel in a lettuce leaf.

This taste is not that strangeNor is the combination unusual.

In a faraway land named Egypt,They serve something called ‘

A dry mixture of chopped nuts,Spices and seeds and seasoning.



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nui Brand Contribution

Conscious Consumers making a difference

Each Month we will show you our graph of contributions made by the Nui Generation and our partners to our fund aimed at providing micro development for communities in the South pacific -

So far investments in community infrastructure and local enterprise from African Pacific has included more than $40,000.
Since July 2008 Nui customers have directly contributed more than $7100 to our funding.

We are now about to create the Nui Foundation as trustee for our community partners to have equity in the brand and to independently manage the funds contributed directly from Nui sales.

We look forward to updating you on our progress through this blog and our intention is to have a live updated graph on our website very soon.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Favourite Coconut Flour Recipe Competition

At Nui we believe that food should not only be healthful and nourishing but look and taste sensational aswell. Nui’s coconut flour can add great nutritional benefits to your meals as well as delicious coconut flavour.

You can substitute 15-25% of the flour in some recipes adding a little more liquid to compensate for coconut flour’s "thirstiness".
So get creative and see how you can add the powerful health benfits of Nui coconut products to your daily meals.
The top ten recipes received will be rewarded with 500g of coconut flour and we’ll send the winner a selection from Nui’s skin care range. Send your recipes to ...

add fibre, protein and flavour...
Coconut flour is made from ground coconut meat and is an excellent high-fibre, gluten free alternative to wheat. In fact it has the highest fibre content of any flour. The very low concentration of digestible carbohydrates in coconut flour makes it an excellent choice for those who must restrict their carbohydrate intake. Coconut flour can be used to make breads, cakes, pies, and other baked goods.

Ingredients -
4 eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup chopped dates
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp low allergy baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup choped walnuts
Method -
Pre heat oven to 170°. Combine eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, oil and coconut milk together and blend. Add mashed banana and dates and blend lightly so as not to fully puree the dates and bananas. In a mixing bowl combine coconut flour, almond meal, spices and baking powder. Mix well. Add blended wet ingredients to the dry mix and stir thoroughly. Fold in the chopped walnuts. Spoon mixture into a loaf tin greased well with coconut oil. Bake in 160° - 170° oven for 60-90 mins until cooked through. Allow to cool for 20 mins before sliding a knife around edge of tin and turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Coconut Oil Fights Pneumonia

Study Shows Coconut Oil Fights Pneumonia
A new study reveals that the bacteria-killing ability of virgin coconut oil can be useful in relieving symptoms of pneumonia in children… Read more

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Economic Stimulus Package

Wow - You might be thinking right now "hhm a lot of money has just been thrown on a very big bushfire in order to motivate us all to go out and spend!" Or your just thinking - "Yippee $900 bucks to spend!"

Well spare a thought for our pacific neighbours who on top of struggling with Sea Level rises and severe depreciations in their currencies, have had their largest industry (Tourism) decimated by "the lack of confidence". And too right none of us want to take holidays right now because as the old adage goes. People who holiday in a recession end up with No Job!

So again our South Pacific Communities find they are relying on subsistance and agriculture to sustain their families and their society and culture while ever the temptation is to uproot and head for the Big Smoke.

You might not be planning a long holiday in the tropics this year but why not indulge yourself with some of our luxurious 100% virgin coconut oil and grab a friend to rub it in. At the very least you'll feel like you just stepped out of a tropical Island Spa and you'll be helping keep bread on the table of a family in the pacific.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Invest in Abundance

I start this post with a question! Can a Brand build a social asset, providing revenue, security, investment and interaction for it's stakeholders with the emphasis on social development, economic and environmental sustainability and Living Fairly?

As we step into 2009 we have come the full circle of realisation that what we set out to do with nui was change the way conscious purchasing decisions are made by building an infrastructure to make the process of bringing lovingly produced products to customers all around the world. We are now 90% there. We built the back end, our 10000 communities in the pacific and we built a network owned and operated by them in the field.

Now we need to move the next step to make real our dream of linking 10000 community producers with 1 million Nui generation customers. What we have now is a great range of product to create revenue for our producers, investors and for you the customer. What we need to move forward is investment in build the front end infrastructure, the customer base and we need help to talk and network and promote our story. We built a beautiful bridge now we need to lay the road base so communities and customers can freely move across.

If you believe that we should build a fairer system to trade, if you believe that we as western consumers owe an environmental debt to our neighbours in the pacific or if you would just like to be more informed about your purchasing choices then there are a number of things you can do.

1) We are building a systems of verification, a track and trace, if you like so that every product is coded and that code automatically brings up the contribution of purchasing that product has made to the social, environmental and economic improvement of the livelihoods of our community stakeholders. A)Through the foundations 2% transaction fee and B)through the direct contribution of raw materials into the finished product.
Lets not beat around the bush - to do this we need Cash - either by way of donation or investment, Our company is open for all Australians to invest. From parcels of $1000, We are selling 33% of the company has been set aside for private investment to raise funds to build our brand equity. 33% of the company will be held in trust by the NUI Foundation and the generated funds will be independently managed to invest in real improvements in the livelihoods of our pacific neighbours. The other 1/3 is owned by our processing partner African pacific to help build it's capacity in providing organic certification and improve processing methods and the quality of our products. If your interested in a prospectus please email for more details.

2) We need talented people - with passion about the pacific and fair trade and organic production, people in media, pr, marketing, food and health and especially, programming web design and database management. People prepared to give a little or a lot of their time to build this asset. This is not a job add it's a call for investment in time and talent to the Cause.
Anybody can help so call 1300 667 668

3) Transactions fuel the economic system and our current revenue stream is to sell 100% organic body, beauty and food products that give you the unique benefits of virgin coconut oil and Cacao.
Please if you've got a few bucks to spend on a friend, our products make exceptional gifts, so visit, join up and get great deals and discounts on our products and learn a little more about the issues facing our generation.

Join the Nui Generation - Live Fair