Jane Rickett and Sue Halapua

Jane Ricketts’ memories of Fiji and family

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By Samantha Magick and Elizabeth Kolivuso Suva painter Jane Ricketts’ paintings are a window into Fiji’s history and history-makers, iTaukei and Indo-Fijian culture, cityscapes and intimate depictions of her family. Ricketts developed her interest in art at a very young age, at the knee of her grandfather, who painted landscapes. But it was a turning […]

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Fiji Fringe and Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA! Fiji sets stage for inclusive theatrical experience

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By Prerna Priyanka In a ground-breaking initiative aiming for inclusivity in the arts, the Fiji run of MAMMA MIA! The Musical is gearing up for a special ‘accessible performance’ on February 10, 2024. Directed by Michael Payer, this rendition of MAMMA MIA! promises to dazzle audiences while serving as a platform for local talent. The […]

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Lagi Toribau

Greenpeace’s Fijian trailblazer

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By Samantha Magick When Lagi Toribau first walked into Greenpeace Pacific’s Suva office more than 20 years ago, he could not have possibly predicted that it was the start of a career that would take him all over the world with the activist organisation. Even now, as he recounts his journey, there’s a faint tone […]

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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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Colin Philp

A tribute to Colin Philp

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Colin Philp was a founder and co-Chair of The Duavata Collective, which champions the interconnection between experiences within local communities, the environment & culture.​ Here, members of the Collective pay tribute to Colin. Colin meant so much to so many different people and as the many reflections and stories of his life and legacy pour […]

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