With Issue 16 we celebrate four years of Pacific Island Living. In that short time, we have grown from a magazine for expats and locals living in Vanuatu to a truly regional holiday and lifestyle magazine.
We are now printed in six distinct editions – one each for Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Nauru Airlines and Micronesia and a retail edition for Australia and New Zealand.
Thanks to our distributors, we’re now available in 150 hotels in New Zealand and selected airport lounges, as well as the Emperor Lounge at Auckland Airport.
Add to that our all new website which features every page of every edition online as well as news and reviews, products and competitions for the Pacific.
From all of us at Pacific Island Living, we say thank you for four wonderful years of support and growth.
We look forward to bringing you many more editions from more amazing countries across the Pacific.
Pacific Island Living is the first magazine of its kind available in the Pacific and SE Asia, with professional layout and design and a team of highly skilled journalists and photographers at the helm.
Pacific Island Living is not only available in the seat pocket of Nauru Airlines (the airline of the Central Pacific) flight servicing Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, The Marshall Islands and Australia, Pacific Island Living is also available at airports, retail stores, resorts and business centres throughout the Pacific, including the tourist hubs of Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji.
We are also available at 24 Qantas Club and Business Class lounges and delivered to 3,300 travel agents throughout Australia as well.
Pacific Island Living is read by locals and expatriates in the Pacific, Nauru Airlines‘s corporate, government and business travellers as well as the typical holiday maker or potential investor in the Pacific.
Pat Ingram | Editorial Director
Pat Ingram has a long and passionate association with magazines. She edited Australian Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar before her 10-year stint as Publishing Director for ACP Magazines’ 16 women’s titles including Woman’s Day and The Australian Women’s Weekly. She currently works as a publishing consultant and editorial director for Fairfax Media. She is a resident of Vanuatu and dreams of spending most of the year here.
Craig Osment | Publisher
Craig has over thirty years’ experience as an independent publisher of consumer magazines, books and trade titles. Originally a graphic designer, he was art director of Australian Cosmopolitan, The Bulletin and POL magazine. As a publisher, he has created many consumer magazines including Australian Country Style, The Picture, The Tradie, Australian Country Living along with various motoring, youth, and lifestyle titles. He is also the publisher of Island Spirit the Air Vanuatu in flight magazine and a resident of Vanuatu for the past nine years.
Tiffany Carroll | Editor
Tiffany began her career in journalism at GTV 9 in Melbourne before switching to print media with Rural Press newspapers in NSW. She joined the private office of the Premier of Victoria as Press Secretary in the second term of the Kennett Government. Since moving to Vanuatu, Tiffany has written for many clients and has been editing Air Vanuatu’s inflight magazine Island Spirit for four years.
Tanya Green | Art Director
Tanya has a degree in Graphic Design with experience working in both Australia and overseas, in roles ranging from Commercial Producer for TV, to Designer, Art Director and also owning her own magazine. She now spends time with her two small children and freelancing for clients across the country … and the Pacific too now.
Georgie Gordon | Features Editor
Georgie’s university studies in communications, journalism and publishing were followed by a successful career in advertising. Georgie now spends much of her time writing about the things she has a passion for, design, food, travel, books, health and beauty. She now resides part time in the region allowing her to pursue her enthusiasm for promoting the pleasures of the Pacific.
Christiana Kaluscha | Food Editor
Christiana studied languages and economics at Cologne University before taking up the life of a sea gypsy sailing the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey and onwards around the world. Fluent in several languages plus the language of food. Christiana now runs the exclusive boutique B+B, Sarangkita, on the beachfront outside of Port Vila from where she also conducts cooking tours and classes as the creator of Vanuatu Food Safari.
Olivia Waugh | Fashion Editor
Olivia Waugh is a highly regarded fashion stylist with a career in both retail and editorial. She has been Fashion Editor for the top-selling Australian weekly Woman’s Day and Fashion Director of the glossy monthly SHOP TIL YOU DROP. She is currently Fashion Editor of Australia’s top-selling bridal magazine Bride To Be and a fashion consultant to Westfield.
Rebecca Murphy – Advertising Manager
Rebecca is another exile from New Zealand but has spent the past 17 years travelling extensively through Europe and the Pacific so thoroughly acclimatised to our region. She lived in PNG before coming to Vanuatu and is a media junkie having worked in print and radio for ten years. She loves anything to do with fashion, style and travel.
Gayle Stapleton | Investment Writer
Gayle is the Founder and Director of Stapleton Solutions, a business specialising in finance, consulting and coaching.
After a career with ANZ Bank during which she held numerous Chief Executive roles and led the business across the South East Pacific, she established Stapleton Solutions to provide high quality personal, finance, coaching, team and organisational capacity development services to the region. In September 2011, she joined forces with Australian mortgage broking firm Smartline to offer expert home and business loan advice across the Pacific.