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Feeding THE SOIL from the sea

Managed today by Bill Sinclair, Pacific Biofert began as a small farm. Clive Sinclair, Bill’s father, began work in his father’s small family flourpacking business. Clive’s father was general manager of Northern Roller Mills (NRM), a large supplier of stock foods. Seeing a gap in the market which only sold flour in bulk, he began a business packing flour into small bags, and employed many staff who were from the Pacific Islands.

Island culture

“Dad worked part-time on the factory floor,” said Bill, “so he got to learn about Island culture. Through those connections he met Mum.”

Bill’s mother, Pepe, emigrated as a young woman from

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