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Fiji Island Voyaging SocietyThe Fiji Islands Voyaging Society is proud to be a part of a Pacific Renaissance seeking to recapture knowledge, traditions and values of our rich maritime history. Some of our more immediate goals are:
CANOE CULTURE : Revive and sustain traditional Fijian canoe building, sailing and navigational knowledge, skills and customs. Undertake open ocean voyages along ancient Pacific migratory routes and help re-establish historic ties and significant cultural links with people all over the Pacific
B9 imageBeautiful design, inspirational engineering, powerful performance, technically and commercially viable 100% renewable powered 3000dwt sailing cargo ships. Created from proven, off-the-shelf technology B9 Ships are ready-to-go.
Green Heart logosGreenheart to create a low-cost, zero-emissions small cargo ship that uses environmentally clean and sustainable sail and solar power, to provide needy coastal communities around the world with an affordable means of transport. Such ships could help impoverished coastal and island regions improve their standards of living, while preserving their traditions and protecting the environment. In addition, we will use the publicity generated by such an inspiring enterprise, to promote Fair Trade, renewable energy and international cooperation
USPThe University of the South Pacific, as one of two regional universities in the world, is supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries- Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Reef Moorings PacificReef Moorings operate out of the SV Ratbag who was one of the fleet heading to Solodamu in 2009 and 2010 with Captain Chris and Ina as super crew
Will NgakuruWill Ngakuru an artist living on his turangawaewae in the Hokianga. Will crewed for Hibiscus ||| in 2009 on the return voyage. Will has carved model waka and n'drua and has been a supporter of the Sailing for Sustainability project from the start.
IUCNConserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. We demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling climate change, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy.
Oceania is geographically one of IUCN’s largest regional programmes, covering over 100 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. The region comprises Australia, New Zealand and the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
Isabelle and Hans built a catamaran - a Wharram Tiki 46 in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Since she was launched in 2009 till now, end of 2011, They sailed to Tonga, Fiji, Wallis, Rotuma, Vanuatu, Solomons islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk island, Marshall islands and New Zealand.
Bart Kamphuis initialluy set up this drupal site and runs admin for it along with all the awesome work he does in supporting schools in Aotearoa with their networks [watchdog], learner management systems [KnowledgeNet], and online classrooms [Moodle in NZ Schools].
UITUIT - Paul Batchelder’s awesome professional computer network management company that operates out of Whangarei. Paul is generously hosting this website.
Vicki and Jimmy Armstrong crewed for Hibiscus ||| to Fiji in 2009. They were privileged to meet Alifreti Bogiva and his family and sail with Alifreti and Ma to Solodamu. While there they learned about Participatory Learning and Action and the initial stages of the Sailing for Sustainability project. Vicki's art work explores sailing and navigation aboard SV Kiritea which she and Jimmy own, they donated ropes for Lia Fal, images and occasional web content work for this site
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Also known as Na Drua, N'drua, Ndrua or Vaka Tepu (sacred canoe).
A project to identify species of lumber suitable for boat building.
This is a model of a Fijian drua (double hulled sailing canoe).The drua was the largest and finest sea-going vessel ever designed and buit by natives of Oceania before contact with Eurpoeans. Its construction could be effected only by chiefs able to command the services of highly skilled hereditary canoe builders, a class restricted in numbers and location.
Lia Pal is the name for the first boat that was contributed directly to the Sailing for Sustainability project and sailed to Solodamu in 2009
Girl Guides in New Zealand raise awareness of breast cancer by collecting 200,000 bras- the best of which were delivered to women of the South Pacific - Hibiscus III delivered 35 bras this year to Solodamu. Sailing for Sustainabilty hopes to help with the delivery next year using international yachts as a carbon-free means of transport to more remote islands Bras for the girls
Uplift - charity that collects and distributes bras to the ladies that need them - branches in Christchurch and Auckland in NZ as well as elsewhere around the globe.