Pacific Island Living Magazine
The team that makes it happen
Since we launched in 2012, 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 Airways, Nauru Airlines and Micronesia and a retail edition for Australia and New Zealand.
We’re available in both Qantas and Virgin lounges in Australia as well as leading hotels from Melbourne to Cairns. In New Zealand we are in 150 hotels on the North island 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.
With a team of highly experienced publishers, journalists, photographers and marketing professionals, we are delighted to bring you the Pacific’s only regional holiday and lifestyle magazine, nominated as Australasia’s best inflight magazine for our Samoa Airways edition for 2018.
From all of us at Pacific Island Living, we say thank you for six wonderful years of support and growth. We look forward to bringing you many more editions from more amazing countries across the Pacific.
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 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 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 seven years.
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 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 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.
Regional Manager – Australia/NZ, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa & Nauru
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 Vanuatu before moving to Fiji and is a media junkie having worked in print and radio for over ten years. Rebecca’s love of the Pacific easily translates in to her work with her passion to travel, working with our long list of clients to help promote these beautiful islands we love so much.
Fiona is an Australian travel writer specialising in travel, soft adventure, boating and outdoor lifestyles. Widely travelled, highly acclaimed and much published, Fiona’s articles and images are published across the globe. When not writing about travel she’s probably running a marathon, hiking a mountain or sailing into a tropical sunset blissfully disconnected from deadlines. She’s rather partial to mountains and mojitos, islands and highlands. Follow Fiona at www.travelboatinglifestyle.com
Rod has been travelling the South Pacific since his first cruise as a 10yo. Since then he has travelled extensively throughout the islands to many remote and seldom visited atolls and lagoons in search of stories for his many outlets. In particular he finds the cultures, marine life and history of the vast ocean fascinating. Recipient of numerous accolades, including a coveted PATA Gold Award, Rod is ready to tackle the challenging stories for Pacific Island Living.