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Yaru Funds Heartfelt Program in the NT

Funding from The Yaru Foundation has recently helped to enable Red Dust and their local partner Mamanta, to pilot a new Healthy Living Program education module on Tiwi Country in the NT, to raise awareness of rheumatic heart disease.  What is Rheumatic Heart Disease?  Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) is linked to valve damage in the heart and can occur after an episode of acute rheumatic fever. However, it is more commonly associated with repeated episodes.  Despite RHD being both preventable and life-threatening, Australia experiences some of the highest rates worldwide. Over 5,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals are affected by either RHD or its precursor, Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF).  About...

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Sustainable Beverage Manufacturer of the Year

We are beyond delighted to announce that our bottling facility and team have recently been announced as the winner of the ‘Sustainable Beverage Manufacturer of the Year’, at the Australian Containers for Change, Change Maker Awards. Our business practices were recognised at the awards ceremony for our Carbon Neutral certification which we've held since the day we began, for our continued commitment to further reducing emissions by blowing our own recycled PET bottles on site, and for purchasing all of our components here in Australia. We were also congratulated on stage for our extensive rainforest regeneration program, and our ‘more than water’ ethos. Our facility has also recently installed...

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Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year

Yaru is beyond proud to have been announced as the winner of the Supply Nation 'Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year' award, for our partnership with Qantas. It means a great deal to us to be recognised in the ‘partnership’ category, as this is how Yaru was born; a partnership between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous family, that told a genuine story of togetherness.  Our partnership with Qantas is more than transactional - it's about ethical procurement and a commitment to sustainability and community. Partnerships like this one with Qantas, change the entire landscape for Indigenous businesses like ours. It creates a sustainable future in a market that is often dominated by global giants. It’s not...

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Yaru launches indigenous youth sports grant

The Yaru Foundation is excited to announce the first of its annual sports grants that will be awarded to a young Indigenous person in the Northern Rivers region each year. The full title of the grant is The Yaru Foundation - Northern Rivers Regional Youth Indigenous Sports Grant. Meet Cedar, our first recipient of the grant. In 2022, Cedar's family home was devastated by the floods in the region, and despite this, she has continued to strive forward and demonstrate nothing but grit and determination in the sports she loves. Cedar's achievements over the past few years are extensive. She's been in the Ballina Netball representative team since 2020, competing in...

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