Our Story

Family owned and operated, PNG Direct is a wholesale entity sourcing organic products direct from Papua New Guinea. Currently operating out of New Zealand, with regular production and family visits to Papua New Guinea, the business is co-owned by Tamati and Rebekah Norman.

Our mission is to deliver quality products from the villages in Papua New Guinea direct to the global marketplace, while raising the profile of Papua New Guinea as a memorable holiday destination.

PNG Direct evolved in July 2009 during a trip home to visit Rebekah’s grandfather on the exquisite tropical island of Misima in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. Spending time with family in the cocoa plantations and discussing at length how to provide sustainable outcomes for both the village and the island, created an exciting opportunity for Rebekah and Tamati to promote their remarkable people and enchanted homeland to the world.

After the life-changing trip, Tamati began sourcing markets for the sustainably grown products. Commencing trade with a range of organically and conventionally grown spices and virgin coconut oil from Vunakanau East New Britain, Vanilla from Central Province and Coastal PNG, Agaun Milne Bay Coffee beans; Discover the mystery and unparalleled diversity of Papua New Guinea, with untouched tropical beauty and magnificent scenery encompassing pristine coral atolls, volcanic chains of mountains, dense tropical forests and hidden fertile valleys.