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Atunaisa Cawaki

Elders’ stories: Pioneering power worker lauds renewables

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By Kite Pareti The use of renewables in Fiji has eased the load for Atunaisa Cawaki. The 69-year-old was a underground cable jointer for the-then Fiji Electricity Authority (now Energy Fiji Limited) between the 1970s and the 2000s. From Pacific Harbour to Labasa, Cawaki and a group of apprentices he supervised laid some of the […]

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Australia Vuvale Week

Rugby legends host Australia-Fiji Vuvale Week

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Fijian rugby legends this week will host rugby activities in several schools and villages across Fiji.  Former Wallabies Lote Tuqiri and Radike Samoa have joined Queensland Reds’ Joana Rabaka and Issac Henry in visiting particular schools that are being reconstructed in the north following the damages left by Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana. The team yesterday […]

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Drua vs Moana Pasifika

Super Rugby fans unite in the burning west

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By Alipate Pareti Paula Tuanoka, 62, travelled all the way from Dogotuki, Vanua Levu in the village of Vitina just to witness the Super Rugby spectacles of the Fijian Drua last Saturday. “This is the first time for me to come and watch the game live here at the grounds.” “I left Labasa on Friday […]

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Rafting the upper Navua

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Words: Samantha Magick Photo: Zoomfiji It was not my most dignified moment. Instead of ‘leaning in’, I leaned back, and quickly found myself waist deep in the rapids of the Navua river. Fortunately, nothing was hurt except my pride. And our guide was very quick to haul me back into our raft, pulling me up […]

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The Mountain and the Moon

Fiji on Film

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Local filmmakers finally getting screentime By Ben Wheeler “Every culture has the right and responsibility to present its own culture to its own people,” writes New Zealand filmmaker Barry Barclay.  “That responsibility is so fundamental it cannot be left in the hands of outsiders, nor usurped by them.” These words seem more relevant in Fiji […]

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Prof. Steven Ratuva

What we can learn from Ratu Sukuna’s legacy

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By Kite Pareti What are some of the lessons we can learn from the late Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna’s legacy? Fijian political sociologist and Vice-Chancellor Pacific at the University of Canterbury, Prof. Steven Ratuva reflected on the former statesman’s character and contributions at a well-attended seminar held at the University of the South Pacific in […]

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Ratu Sukuna timeline at Fiji Museum

The life of Ratu Sukuna at the Fiji Museum

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By Kite Pareti “Fiji is what it is today because of the contributions of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna,” says Mere Delai, Assistant Head-Teacher of Marist Brothers’ Primary School. Delai who today took 60 of her students to see the Ratu Sukuna display at the Fiji Museum, says many children in Fiji have never heard of […]

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tuna bites

‘Tuna Bites’ for food security

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Tuna, a vital “blue food,” could be the answer to the Pacific’s growing challenge of food security. In an effort to highlight the significance of tuna as a source of protein in Pacific diets, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have organised the “Tuna Bites“ campaign, […]

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Naivilaca Peace Village

Naivilaca Peace Village cements its place in history

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Yesterday marked a special day for the descendants of the Girmityas in Fiji as they commemorated not only the shared pain of their history, but also the deep friendship that they share with indigenous Fijians. In a moving traditional ceremony in Naivilaca village in Noco, Rewa, home of the people who rescued […]

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Fijian Tourism Expo 2023

Fiji Tourism Convention to be held in November

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Tourism Fiji says the Fiji Tourism Convention will be held on November 2nd this year.  The Convention will be bringing together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the sector.  At the recent Fijian Tourism Expo 2023, Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka shared the importance of […]

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