Korova’s Last Canoe Builder

AN article published on ArTalk, Fiji’s independent online art magazine, featured the story of Semiti Paki of Korova, Suva; originally from Moce, in the Lau group, and the relationship built with Pacific Blue Foundation. Dr B. Gregory Mitchell, PBF’s chairman of directors, directed the creation of the annual canoe racing event, Veitau Waqa – The […]

COTS Removal drive

CoTS Removal Drive

The Crown-of-thorns starfish were removed from the coral reef off of the coast of Beqa. Picture SUPPLIED Monday, September 19, 2016 by Sikeli Qounadovu Youth of Rukua Village, on Beqa island with the support of Beqa Lagoon Resort, successfully carried out the Island’s very first ‘Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) removal’ initiative. According to research by the […]

The Ocean Keepers

The Ocean Keepers

Semiti Cama with one of his new drua canoe under construction. Picture: Jona Konataci Monday, December 05, 2016 by Matilda Simmons WHEN master navigator Jiujiua Bera first saw the Disney’s animated movie Moana at its premier in Damodar Cinema early this month, the 51-year-old cried. The Moce, Lau Islander said he instantly remembered times when […]

Sailing with the past

Sailing with the Past

Learning young … a boy on one of the traditional vessels to be raced today. Picture: Jone Luvenitoga Friday, August 22, 2014 by Sailosi Batiratu IN Suva Harbour today will be a sight which would have been common on the sea of inhabited stretches of coastline in days before the outboard engine and diesel-powered sailing […]