Miriam Ratu

Hello from the world of Beyond the Pacific! Thanks for dropping in, whether as a returning friend or for the first time.

I’m Miriam Ratu and it is my hope that blogs and podcasts created through this Beyond the Pacific space will resonate with you and that you may leave here better than when you first arrived.

I also hope that you will be inspired after reading a blog or have some a-ha moments listening to a podcast; and I have no doubt you may disagree with something shared.

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Values | Vision | Mission


Beyond the Pacific is kept aligned by six core values, which embody our culture, spirit and dedication
to creating meaningful content that will inspire people to be the best version of themselves.


  • RESPECT: Our culture is driven only by respect, honesty and a spirit of collaboration.
  • CARE: We care about the well-being and success of every person.
  • CELEBRATE: We are obsessed with celebrating the achievements, talents and bravery of others.
  • QUALITY: We favour niche quality interactions as opposed to a mere quantity of associations.
  • IMPACT: We make a positive difference in every community we serve.
  • EXCELLENCE: We pursue excellence in everything we do, each blog we write and every podcast we release.


Dedicated to being a smart and savvy space sharing inspirational ideas one blog at a time;
whilst celebrating greatness & the entrepreneurial spirit in our Pasifika community.


1. To share smart and uplifting content through blogs, vlogs, poetry and podcasts;

2. To provide a savvy space that is highly informative by sharing knowledge on topics that matter to our South Pacific region and its people; and

3. To provide a platform that celebrates successful Pacific Islander entrepreneurs by discovering their journey to achievement.

Cleo the cuddler ... free hugs anyone?
Patra the adorable ... graduating to extra cuteness!

Me in a Nutshell

  • My happy places are being in the great outdoors with my wonderful hubby, drinking endless amounts of tea with our creative daughter and cuddling our 2 fluffy Ragdoll cats [Cleo & Patra in pics above] when they let me.
  • I graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Business degree and have enjoyed my career as a Business Operations Manager on the Gold Coast. I’m also halfway through a deferred Bachelor of Laws degree and will complete my legal studies in future.
  • When I find that creative mojo again, I will return to my passion for mixing island breeze & cosmopolitan chic in one fabulous unique style through my fashion label House of Ratu.
  • In my purpose-driven time, I serve as Secretary on the non-profit board of directors for The Leniata Legacy and actively contribute to the Pacific Fashion Festival committee. For six years now, I have been advocating against gender-based domestic violence and against abuse on children through the above non-profit organisations.
  • Being a member of the Pasifika Women’s Alliance provides us the opportunity to be a voice on women’s issues, challenges and strengths to local, state and federal governments for all Pacific Islander women amongst other objectives.

Thank you for stopping by. Come join me in going above and Beyond the Pacific! Miri, xx.