Resort treats children from orphanage, fulfils concept

CHILDREN of Dilkusha Home from Nausori were treated to a special day at the Nanuku Auberge Resort as part of the resort’s Planet Auberge concept.

A statement from the resort said an integral part of the internationally-spread Auberge Resorts Collection’s commitment to responsible tourism, Nanuku Auberge Resort had successfully launched the Planet Auberge concept into Fiji.

It said the Planet Auberge program extended from the way the company builds, operates and maintains its 10 resort properties around the world to target initiatives focused on minimising the properties’ ecological footprints, improving their surrounding environments and communities while at the same time enhancing guest experiences.

Meanwhile the children also had the chance to visit the “Lailai Adventure Club” complete with climbing wall and zipline, games, swimming — all followed up by a special lunch and treats served by general manager Sascha Hemmann and Nanuku Auberge Resort’s award-winning team of chefs.

According to the statement in recent weeks the staff members, led by recently-appointed on-resort Fijian marine scientist Kelly Dawn Bentley, joined by guests, had implemented an environmental program focused on coral planting, reef conservation, mangrove replanting and shore protection activity.

Nanuku Auberge Resort has also participated in a turtle conservation research program with the University of the South Pacific (USP).

On a community basis, Nanuku Auberge Resort’s staffers recently organised a blood donation day in support of the Fiji National Blood Service, helped raise funds for a local school’s athletics team and, with their own health and wellbeing in mind, created an on-resort “Biggest Loser competition.

Mr Hemmann and his team recently gave a “truck-load” of linen, sheets, towels, pillows, robes, duvets and toothbrushes to the staff and about 40 children in residence.

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