May 23, 2013
True Pacific Project Manager Frances Hartnell is encouraged by the growing interest in the Project from her recent tour in the Pacific region to conduct quality assessments of new and existing True Pacific producers. Her tour involved Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and the Cook Islands, where True Pacific has local producer contacts, consulting regularly with them and providing support.
May 6, 2013
Heilala Vanilla, New Zealand’s premium vanilla grower and producer, has launched the Heilala Vanilla Foundation to build on its already strong ties with the people of Vava’u, Tonga. Heilala Vanilla in Vava’u grew its first vanilla crop for production in 2005, but vanilla is not what attracted its New Zealand owners to Tonga in the first place.