Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Effect of expulsion from Fiji not yet determined says Radio NZ.




More on Fiji-NZ saga on the link below.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2008/12/29/124386865879

Did you know whilst the standoff between the two countries continues, the ordinary people
of Fiji will never be able to enjoy what our Pacific Island neighbors are enjoying .

To name a few:





  1. Seasonal workers scheme - where workers from the Pacific Island Nations are brought in to NZ to work in factories, vineyards, fruit picking etc. In saying this there are however some Fiji Muslim Indians who have been fortunate enough to have had an ongoing arrangement with the Meat Industries as they are hired as Halal Slaughterman. These people are not really affected by this crisis.


  2. Immigration Transit Visa for Pacific Islands - Fiji is not in the list of those Pacific Nations that had been given the green light to transit NZ without Transit Visa.. This was issued early this year.


Just some food for thoughts.





Have a great New Year & God Bless Fiji.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Fiji/NZ saga deepens as reported on NZ Herald.

Check this link for an update on the above topic.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10549611

One wonders whether it is indeed a 'tug of war'....???

It appears to be very messy at this point. This certainly is not an 'Ideology' blue print but one of 'Trial & Error'.

Those that suffer will be the ordinary people of Fiji both locally & offshore but more so those that are at the Peripheral end.

May God Bless Fiji this Christmas & the New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Follow 'The Fiji - NZ Diplomatic debate' Is it a stalemate now??

Check out the link below which records some very ineresting debate on the above topic.

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2008/12/17/fiji-new-zealand-bloggers-debate-diplomatic-row/

Though we do not wish to be a part of the 'political turmoil' one cannot help but observe the 'twists & turns' thats unfolding before us.

The experts are keenly watching on both sides & assessing the saga. For those of us that are on the other side of the 'fence from Fiji' cannot help but lament on the deepening of crisis as it seems & relationships dithering before our very eyes. Our questions are : when will all these saga come to an end???

We would like to see our families back home in Fiji regardless of what ethnic background they are from to once again enjoy the freedom they once use to have.

The impact of whats happening back in Fiji on Fiji people who resides offshore are immense to say the least. One is almost so scared to make comments to another in the street for fear of being ostracized from ones community or let alone be taken straight to the army camp when one lands in Fiji as has been the case.

For this Christmas, we will hold that 'Lit Candle out' for all our families back in Fiji who are suffering & are unable to give their loved ones a 'Special Christmas & New Year'.

We love you all & will hold you dear to our hearts this Christmas & May all your dreams & aspirations come true for the future.

On final note:

If we may cite from the autobiography of The Late Former President John F. Kennedy of USA as written by the experts quoted below, at:

His Inaugural Address offered the memorable injunction: "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." As President, he set out to redeem his campaign pledge to get America moving again. His economic programs launched the country on its longest sustained expansion since World War II; before his death, he laid plans for a massive assault on persisting pockets of privation and poverty.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

Thursday, December 18, 2008

An Alternative treatment to Cancer says John Hopkins...(excerpt from an email circulating)


Bula all,

Plse read –it may help you.

Excellent article. Pass it on.
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY . Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins 1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. <> 2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime. 3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours. 4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors. 5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system. 6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. 8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumour size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumour destruction. 9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications. 10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites. 11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON: a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt. b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved. c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. 12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup. 13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells. 15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. 16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. (PLEASE FORWARD IT TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT) This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New wave of Fiji Grads "Congratulations" to Fiji students @ Vic Uni 2008

From our 'Kaumuta' @ Vic Uni Fiji Bure - Mstr Donasiano Ruru

Bula vinaka to you all,

A big CONGRATULATION to:
· Mr. Vocea (DO)
· Eliki
· Saki
· Madonna
· Selvin
. Hannah

On your graduation day.

To mark this chapter of your academic achievement we the FSA will be having a pot- luck dinner for our graduants (guests).

All FSA members are humbly requested to bring something (pot-luck) for dinner on Wednesday. …….pass on the message PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please make an effort to be part of the celebration 2008.

ALL WELCOME.
With kind regards

Dona

Donasiano K Ruru
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Brent says 'thank you' to the Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) team


From: Brent Taylor


Subject: Fiji dinner evening @ Ronald McDonald House Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:17:56 +1300



"Hello .........please let everyone know that staff and families just loved the food you provided. It was a very nice thing to do and verymuch appreciated.


Thanks once again and please keep in touch.

Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji): Fiji theme dinner night for parents & families of Cancer Children.

Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji): Fiji theme dinner night for parents & families of Cancer Children.

This was indeed an awesome evening. Cooking some Fijian dishes for these families was a real joy. It was great to hear their stories and watch them tucking into the meals.

We will post you some photos shortly so watch this space...

Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji): Babies were switched at birth & they are now teenagers!

Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji): Babies were switched at birth & they are now teenagers!

Point of interest, this story needs to be explored further as from Peceli & Wendy's posting it appears the two teenage lads seems to be going through some difficulties todate.

I firmly believe both the young lads and their families need some sort of support from outside the family circle. Those that have not come to grips with the stories and are making it hard for these young boys need to be helped too especially the immediate families.

We wish to probe this story further and see what help is out there in order to help these young lads & their families enjoy their existence rather than being frowned upon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fiji theme dinner night for parents & families of Cancer Children.

Our group will be hosting a pot luck dinner for the parents of these Cancer & unwell children who are currently in Wellington Hospital. The dinner night will have a Fiji theme & with Fiji authentic dishes.

The venue is Ronald McDonald House on 38 Riddiford St. Newtown, Wellington.
Date 22/11/2008. Time 6pm. Phone or text 0274905337 for more details.

We will post you photos and update after the dinner.

Our aim is to reach out to these families and bring a smile to their faces.

Vinaka
email us luvei.viti.community@gmail.com for any suggesstions

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wow - Hannah - A young Lawyer - 'our very own' from Fiji & Aotearoa - 'Congratulations' Hannah for this Special Day!



















Hannah, pictured here with her Dad & Mum outside the High Court in Molesworth St. Wellington. This is Hannah's moment after having experienced what it feels like to be now officially added to the Roll of elites.
For those that do not know Wellington, this building is directly opposite the Beehive, the seat of power & power house for NZ Parliament.
Victoria University Law School have done well to churn out these new wave of young generation lawyers as they were seen solemnly giving their oaths at the High Court late last month.










3 x photos above shows Hannah & friends at the Fiji Day 'Bula Night' 10/10/2008. Hannah has worked very hard to become a Lawyer. She has been my mentor at Law school and assisted me a great deal to get my head around those curly 'legalese thinking' etc etc!!!
Hannah 's dad, Mr Macdonald is from Fiji but educated overseas and has a Kiwi wife. For those that know Lyn Macdonald, a former Ms Hibiscus in Fiji in the hey days, this is her niece. Hannah was blessed to have her close families & friends at this prestigious event where she was being admitted to the Bar.

She looked stunning in her lawyer..ish attire & for a moment she looked like one of those famous pretty & brainy lawyers straight out of Boston Legal!!!

Well done Hannah & 'Vinaka vakalevu' for all your mentoring @ Law school. Rest assured you will be one of the first to know when I reach my goal.

Our 'Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) Community group, in Wellington wishes you the very best for an exciting & prosperous years ahead in your Law career.

Uuuhhmmm...just on a gentle note - The "Kerekere" system does'nt work in Aotearoa.......

Do think of us Hannah when you have made it big!!!
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wellington 'Mana College' Fijian students stages the opening performance for their Sports Award Dinner night

The evening was indeed a buzz. Parents mingled with teachers, coaches and their children who attends this very sporty orientated school.

For those of us that have just come to know about Mana College - it does churn out some great elite Sports Stars & great atheletes here in Aotearoa. If last night was a 'snapshot' of how the school does it, ....then a big Congratulation to the Principal, Mr Mike Webster & his team of dedicated teachers, students, coaches & parents alike.

Watch this space for photos of this very prestigious events.

Till then.

Moce mada

Taveuni 'Garden Island' boasts Bouma as being one of the World's best Green Spot

http://www.worldtravelawards.com
http://www.boumafiji.com/

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our United Nations 'Fiji Peace Keepers' celebrating Fiji Day!

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=104801
Peacekeepers celebrate UN Day
By Verenaisi RaicolaWednesday, October 29, 2008
Police officers during the UN Day parade in Morovia
THE Fiji Mission in Liberia last week took time off duties to celebrate the United Nations Day.
The police delegation, dressed in sulu and bula shirts, sang Fijian songs and performed a meke.
They also made a lovo and demonstrated some local art and craft and sent their best wishes to loved ones in Fiji.
The United Nations celebrated its 63rd anniversary on October 24.
UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon, in a statement, called on leaders of the world to play their part in keeping with the Millennium Development Goals.
"There is no time to lose. The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise."
The eight (8) MDG goals were agreed by 189 countries in the Millennium Development Summit in 2000.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How others celebrated Fiji Day

cruising within fiji
13 Oct 2008 by frank friday was going to be fiji day, given the overtime charges it meant i either should check out on thursday or wait till monday. to get out of the lazy mode, i decided to check out on thursday. you then need to leave within 24 hours of ...s/v morning light - http://svmorninglight.com/blog/

More on Mr Sai Lealea's postings

http://wwwfijiancustomculture.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-birthday-fiji.html

Babies were switched at birth & they are now teenagers!

Babies switched at birth at Labasa hospital
from wI intended to repost some of this article in this blog but didn't get around to it. It's a strange story that has important repercussions about attitudes to race in Fiji. A friend Kalusi emailed the story to us today, and also I found it in Mailife on-line. Then I realized the magazine Mailife was one of the magazines Peceli brought back from Fiji for me and I found it on top of the piano!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bula, No'oia, Kia Ora, Warm Greetings, Namaste

Children of Fiji & Friends of Fiji

Children of Fiji & Friends of Fiji
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