Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wellington City Council Pacific Forum Updates: Remember to Vote for your New Mayor & Councillors!!

Ni bula,

A quick update to you all on what happened at the Pacific Forum at Te Papa last night. The forum started at 5.30pm - 8.30pm. At the event were members of the Management of Wellington Council i.e 'Lady' Mayor KP, Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon and his wife,
Celia Wade-Brown, CEO for WCC who chaired the forum and many other senior WCC staff.
It was well attended by the Polynesian Community as always with only 03 from the Melanesian Community i.e 03 ladies from various Fiji Community Group in Wellington.
  • Represented were;
Sally Bialas - Manager -Hutt Valley Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) Community
Tuni Vavataga - Wellington Fiji Trust
Adi Elisapeci Samanunu - Co-ordinator, Wellington Council of Fiji Communities

  • Highlights - Winning Barber singers 'St Patrick College Boys [Wellington] who sang beautifully. They deserve to win Ever seen a young talented conductor?? We just did last night
  • Pacific Arts presentation then followed by those that received grants. The best speaker was the young man who spearheaded the Newlands College Complex. That took alot of planning, thinking & actual artwork. Well done.
  • Rugby World Cup was also in the agenda and we got to know that the grants for World Cup closes tomorrow Fridat 17/9/10. Andy [WCC lady RWC boss lady] gave a brief on whats being planned for 2011. Fiji will be based in Wellington as many of you will have already know. Watch this SPACE for developments on this and NEWS UPDATE!!
  • Reports by the Pacific Rep Group in WCC - Well articulated by the spokesperson from Samoa. Whilst the report indicated past activities the group had been involved in, it is disappointing to note that within our Fiji rep we do not get to see any information on all these important happenings in Wellington except when we sometime receive the odd ones from Bessie or Marie (WCC). This bit really needs to be examined so everyone from the Fiji Communities here in Greater Wellington gets to receive first hand info. Recommendations: Perhaps a more transparent process for the next one who will be representing Fiji people in Wellington. That said - the incumbent must take into account all relevant groups that exist within our Fiji Communities in Wellington and not just one segment.
  • NB: We do encourage all those of you that can make it to such meetings to please attend as we are always the minority at these meetings and it will be good if you all can keep an eye when news of next meeting comes to attend as alot of good comes out of being there.
  • Elections for Wellington City Council members - As you know elections for Wellington City Council members is around the corner. Check at your Post Office if you have not enrol. For those that have already enrolled - well done!!
  • Grants - Grants deadlinesl Creative NZ website; http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/funding WCC Grants website; http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/grants/

For other News:

Fiji Day is on 10th October 2010. Due to uncertainities surrounding the effort we had discussed at the Race Relations Day Forum on 26 March 2010 for a unified Wellington Fiji Communities todate we have decided that we have pulled all plans to go ahead with the celebrations that was initially mooted. We will however run a kids drop in program from 3pm - 5pm Saturday 9/10/2010. More details will be announced later.

We have also been invited by the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Hill Street, opposite Beehive for 10am service followed by shared morning tea.
Date- 10 October 2010.
" Sa ni kerei na marama o ni via gole mai moni vaka ligaliga mai ena so na coi ni ti se kakana mamada"

Vinaka.

Core Team
Wellington Council of Fiji Communities
Sai Lealea, Lawrence Nair
Semiti Leqakowailutu, Sr Josefa, Valencia Mar Melesia
Sr Sarto, Adi Elisapeci Samanunu

13 comments:

  1. Ni sa bula vinaka,
    [Oqo nai sau ni vola ka a volai vei Save Daugunu me vaka na nonaI vola me baleta na qito ni RWC 2011 e Aotearoa].

    Keitou via vaka raitaka tale ga yani vei kemuni ni sa davo tale toka ga vei keitou na Wellington Council of Fiji Communities na veisureti mai veiratou na Wellington Council me baleta na Rugby World Cup e Aotearoa ena yabaki vou.

    Me kakua kina ni o ni kurabui ni sa na rua toka na vakatulewa me baleta eso nai davodavo ni veika ena vaka yacori ena gauna oya.
    Na vaka nuinui ni da na cakacakavata ka vei rogoci taka na veika e tuvanaki mai.

    Lewe Ni Vanua o Viti e Aotearoa
    Eso vei keimami tale ga keimami lewe ni Vanua mai Viti e Aotearoa, ka sega soti ni duavata kei na yaca e mai vaka duri tu me da samai kacivi ena iTaukei baleta oqo e kenai balebale ni da kawa ni 'Aborigines se Indigenous' e yali kina na keda i roka vaka lewe ni vanua mai Viti. [Me nanumi talega ni oira na lewe ni Vanua e Aoetaroa eratou kilai eke ni ratou kawa iTaukei ka vaka kina oira tale na 'Aborigenes/ Indigenous' ena vei vanua tale eso.]

    E soli tu na dodonu meda dui lewa talega na veisoqosoqo meda curu kina ka me baleta ni levu sara na lewe ni vanua esega tu ni kila na i tuvatuva ni matabose oqo ka tukuna toka mai o Save Daugunu me vaka niratou kila toka ga na oratou lewe vica. Ena loma tarotaro tuga na lewe ni Vanua me baleta na tikina oqo. Esa na dodonu me dua na kena vaka dodonu taki.

    Me da nanuma ni veika baleti keda e dodonu me vei rogorogi na Vanua, Lotu, Matanitu sega ni Matanitu kei na Lotu ga. Oqo na tikina esa mai leqa toka kina na veika baleti keda e Wellington ni ratou a bosebose tiko na Lotu kei Mere Tora mai na Fiji High Commission ka lewena tiko ko Save kei iratou na nonai lawalawa ni komiti ni Wellington Fiji Trust okoya ka vosa toka mai kina oqo.

    Nuitaka ni sa matata na tikina oqo. Kevaka ko via veitalanoa kei dua vei keitou esa kerei mo ni email mai se veitaratara kei Adi Samanunu na Co-ordinator ni Wellington Council of Communities.

    Check us at Wellington City Council Directories.
    Core Team
    Wellington Council of Fiji Communities
    Sai Lealea, Lawrence Nair
    Semiti Leqakowailutu, Sr Josefa, Valencia Mar Melesia
    Sr Sarto, Adi Elisapeci Samanunu

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  2. [Oqo nai sau ni vola nei Save Daugunu me baleta na RWC 2011 E Aotearoa].

    Ni sa bula vinaka,
    Keitou via vaka raitaka tale ga yani vei kemuni ni sa davo tale toka ga vei keitou na Wellington Council of Fiji Communities na veisureti mai veiratou na Wellington Council me baleta na Rugby World Cup e Aotearoa ena yabaki vou.

    Me kakua kina ni o ni kurabui ni sa na rua toka na vakatulewa me baleta eso nai davodavo ni veika ena vaka yacori ena gauna oya.
    Na vaka nuinui ni da na cakacakavata ka vei rogoci taka na veika e tuvanaki mai.

    Lewe Ni Vanua o Viti e Aotearoa
    Eso vei keimami tale ga keimami lewe ni Vanua mai Viti e Aotearoa, ka sega soti ni duavata kei na yaca e mai vaka duri tu me da samai kacivi ena iTaukei baleta oqo e kenai balebale ni da kawa ni 'Aborigines se Indigenous' e yali kina na keda i roka vaka lewe ni vanua mai Viti. [Na yaca itaukei eyaca ni soqosoqo vaka politiki talega mai Viti)

    E soli tu na dodonu meda dui lewa talega na veisoqosoqo meda curu kina ka me baleta ni levu sara na lewe ni vanua esega tu ni kila na i tuvatuva ni matabose oqo ka tukuna toka mai o Save Daugunu me vaka niratou kila toka ga na oratou lewe vica. Ena loma tarotaro tuga na lewe ni Vanua me baleta na tikina oqo. Esa na dodonu me dua na kena vaka dodonu taki.

    Me da nanuma ni veika baleti keda e dodonu me vei rogorogi na Vanua, Lotu, Matanitu sega ni Matanitu kei na Lotu ga. Oqo na tikina esa mai leqa toka kina na veika baleti keda e Wellington ni ratou a bosebose tiko na Lotu kei Mere Tora mai na Fiji High Commission ka lewena tiko ko Save kei iratou na nonai lawalawa ni komiti ni Wellington Fiji Trust okoya ka vosa toka mai kina oqo.

    Nuitaka ni sa matata na tikina oqo. Kevaka ko via veitalanoa kei dua vei keitou esa kerei mo ni email mai se veitaratara kei na Co-ordinator ni Wellington Council of Communities.

    Core Team
    Wellington Council of Fiji Communities

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  3. Dou veilomani taka ga nai tavi ka dua na ka vakamadua ni dou mai veibasuraki tale tiko e NZ na kai Viti.Qori sa vaka talee na tiko mai nakoro na veilecavi qaqa.Vacava mo dou bose vata.Au na vosa ena vuku ni vosa o tukuna tiko me baleta na Lotu e Wellington.Yacova mai edua na gaina o sa levu sara na ka era qarava tu ga na lotu kau vakabauta ni sa raica vinaka tu o Mre Tora o koya e yaga vakalevu ka cakava tiko na cakacaka e ke.Segani vinakati okoya so vei keda nai taukei eda vosa tu ga ka sega ni dau cuqena na kena cakacaka taki.Au sega ni lewena e dua nai soqosoqo nei Save se nei Samanunu ia kau sa raica oti nodratou yaga nai soqosoqo nei Save ena kena vakau eso nai yaya i Viti ena dua na leqa era sota.Kua ni levu walega na vosa dou cakava mada na Luvei Viti e dua na ka me laurai dou qai mai veiba tiko.
    Ni veivosaki ga vakavinaka me vak ni o ni kaya tiko ni koni sa vuli ka veivosaki vakatamata vuli ka kuani mai kaburaki tu vaqo eso na ka meda lau tiko kina nai taulei na noda dui yaloyalo
    Vinaka
    Nacanieli Tabua
    Wellington

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  4. Vinaka Nacanieli Tabua,
    E vinaka ni o ni kauwei taka mai na vei volavolai mai ena tikina oqo. Na veika o tuvanaka toka mai e laura toka kina ni o sega beka ni kila ni sa oti qo e Tini vaka caca na yabaki na noidratou dau cakava toka na soqoni ni Fiji Day nodra na gone oratou na Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) Community. E levu sra na gauna eraou dau cici vaka na soqoni ni veitalanoa taki ni veika me baleti keda na lewe ni vanua mai Viti eda sa mai tu oqo e Aoteraro. E rairai beka edua tani tu na vanua o tiko kina ni o sega ni dau raica na vei vola ni vei sureti edau caka mai. E levu tale ga na gauna e dau ratou sureti me dua e vosa mai ena retio vaka Viti. E kani kurabui sara ni o laki vosa taka mai eso na tikina oqo. Oratou na Luvei Viti eratou sega ni dau vaka yagatak vakai loa na i lavo ni matanitu o NZ se 'tax payer's money' meratou cici vaka kina na nodratou soqo. Eratou vaka yagataka ga na nodra tou dui lavo keina 'fund-raising'. Me vaka eso vei ira na i soqosoqo era tu qo era sa waraka tu ga na 'handout' mai na matanitu me rawa ni ra caka soqo kina. Oqo na ka e vaka madua ka vaka loloma. Sa rauta ga me da kacivi tu kina o keda ka kai Pasifika ni da dau vaka yaga taka wasoma na i lavo ni 'tax payers' me da vaka yaco soqo tu kina.

    Na veika me baleta na lotu, kei na matanitu o Viti. E dodonu ga me laurai o keda na lewe ni vanua me kakua kina ni vaka tabaki dua tu kina rua nai tuvatuva qo me vaka esa mai caka tu oqo. Na leqa gona ni levu tiko ga na leicai ka ka sega soti na veilomani kei na vei tauri liga.

    Elisapeci Samanunu

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  5. Nacanieli Tabua,
    Na cava beka e nomu leqa? O sega ni vinakata me tukuni mai na ka dodonu me ra rogoca na lewe ni vanua. Na leqa gona ni dou sa via siova toka ga na veiliutaki o kemudou mai Tailevu ka sega ni dou via raica ni so tale era tu vei ira na lewa vinaka kei na dodonu me ra cicivaka na nodra dui soqosoqo. Esa yaga me tukuni vaka dodonu mai na veika e caka tu vei ira na lewe ni vanua. Sa levu ga nai talanoa e ratou vesuka toka ga o ratou o Save kei ira na nani lawalawa ka sega ni dau wasei mai. E tagi na toa mai nomudou koroesega ni rogo mai na neimami dui vanua!! O ya ga na kena vaka lekaleka taki.
    Na gauna qo esa gauna ni rarama kei na vosa vaka dodonu.

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  6. Bula vinaka Samanunu,na tikina ga au via vakaraitaka tiko eke sai koya vakacava mo dou veivosaki vata ka ka kua ni dou mai veibilitaki tiko ena ka vaka i lavo ni dua e vakayagataka.Au vakabauta ke sa lako tiko veiratou nai soqosoqo nei Save e dua nai lavo cava na kena ca oya?Qori gona ko caka kina na coup mai Viti ni ra mai raica tale tiko eso na i Taukei na veika era sa rawata eso tale na i Taukei.Ke cala na gaunisala e ra mai vakayagataka eso na Pasifika wili kina o ratou o save nai lavo ni matanitu vakacava mo dou kauta kina gaunisala dodonu ka kakua ni mai tukuni tu eke.
    Ena caka tiko ena siga tabu qo e dua na lotu ni community kau vakabauta ni o dou na laurai kina na i soqosoqo ni luvei Viti ka dou na vaka i tavi talega mai kina.
    Ke sebra ni dou kila baleta beka ni sega ni tukuni vei kemudou,dou qai veitaratara kei iratou na nomudou i liuliu ni lotu.
    O Save e turaga ni Vanualevu,o Mere e marama ni Vanualevu kau vakabauta talega ni o kemuni o ni marama ni Vanua levu.Dou veilomani ka yalovata ka veivosaki vakavinaka.
    Vinaka
    Nacanieli Tabua
    TAILEVU no leqa

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  7. Vinaka Nacanieli,
    Keotu sa na sauma yani na nomuni i vola ki vei Adi Samanunu edua veiratou na neitou lewe ni komiti ni Luvei Viti.

    E donu vinaka eso na nomu vaka nananu ia na veika esa seuti mai oqo esega ni ka vou. Na veisureti me da mai veitalanoa vata eratou a vola vei keda kece na lewe ni Vanua o Viti eda sa mai tu oqo e na koro turaga. A vakau vei Save kei iratou na nonai lawalawa. A caka na soqoni oqo ena vula ko March 26/3/2010 mai Johnsonville Community Centre. E sega sara ga ni bau dua vei ratou o Save Daugunu me basika yani. Keimami a lewe 20 na dui soqosoqo ni Viti ka tiko rawa kina. Na kenai naki me da rawa ni vei lomalomani taka na noda dau caka soqo e na koro turaga. Me vaka na kena keitou dau raica na lewe ni komiti ni Luvei Viti, ena vei gauna me keitou vaka yaco soqo, totolo sara na kena dau veikau yaki na 'text' se 'email' ni sa 'cancel' na neitou soqo. Edau sega ni macala ocei e vaka yacora tiko na i valavala oqo. Qo gona na vuna a kerei kina meda soqoni me rawa ni vaka meautaki na leqa qo. Esa qai vaka me laurai tiko mai ni eso era sega ni vinakata me laurai mai eso tale na i soqosoqo ni lewe ni vanua o Viti e Wellingtoni.

    Oqo na vuna keitou sa kerea kina na kena vaka qaqati se cava sara mada esa rui levu kina na dui yaloyalo kei na noda sega ni veilomani taka na veika baleti keda e na koro turaga. Na ka eqai laurai tiko mai ni leqa oqo e yaco tiko ga vei kedatou na lewe ni vanua se 'Indigenous Fijian' ka sega ni ra oka kina ko ira na tani. Oqo na tikina e vakaloloma.

    Keitou sa dau cici vaka tu mai ena dua na gauna balavu na veika me baleta na Fiji Day ena dua na gauna balavu. Esega ni dua na gauna me keitou kere i lavo kina baleta ni keitou vinakata me ra raica na lewe ni vanua eke ni da sega soti ni vaka tabaki dua ena vaka yagataka nai lavo era bunotaka tu na lewe ni vanua oqo o Aotearoa. Oya na vuna keitou sega ni dau vaka qara kina na 'i lavo soli wale mai na matanitu o NZ'. Keitou via taqomaka na kedai rogorogo eke.

    Vinaka - na lotu ena siga tabu, keitou sa sureti tiko mai ena lotu ki Sacred Heart Cathedral ka keitou sa na sega ni yaco yani ena nomudou lotu.

    Na veitalanoa tale eso me baleta na kena vaka yagataki vaka dodonu se vakailoa na i lavo ni matanitu eke esa dua tani toka na kenai tuvatuva me vaka ga ni oqo esa biu toka ena ligadra na kena dau.
    Nuitaka ni sa matata na tikina oqo.
    Vinaka vaka levu na vola vola mai. Esa kerei ke dua tale na mosoni o ni via vola mai mo ni qai 'email': secretariat.luveiviticommunity@gmail.com
    councilfijicommunities@gmail.com

    Admin Team.

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  8. Vinaka vakalevu na Admin Team nomudou vola mai na veika me baleta noda duidui,
    O keda na kawai taukei mo ni nanuma sara vaka vinaka ni duidui emai yaco tiko qo me vaka au sa kaya oti ni sega ni qai mai tekivu e Wellington na ka qo eda se kauta sara tu ga mai nakoro.Duidui tokatoka,duidui mataqali,duidui matanitu kei na vei duidui tale eso.Ke ni na raica na vei vola sa volai oti eke e dua e vola i keimami tu na kai Tailevu eke ka vaka me sa personel sara nai vola ko toka qori e cake.Ya gona na vanua au vosa tiko kina ni dua na gaunisala e rawa kina vei keda na i taukei me da dau dua vata oya ni da sa vuli ka rarama noda rai na kena i karua noda sa mai Lotu me rawa kina vei keda meda dau veilomani.Ke mani sega ni yaco yani o Save ena veisureti qori vakacava mo dou qiri koya se gole yani ena nona vale se dua e kilai koya vinaka vei kemudou mo dou sureti koya ena dua na na vaksigalevu se dua bilo coffee madaga.(vosota o Save sega ni rawa ni gunu coffee e gunu drauni moli ga se co boi)
    Ke sega me vaka niu kai tailevu ka drau marama ka turaga ni Vanualevu au rawa ni losea e dua na memudrau tanoa yaqona mo drau veivosaki kina...lol.
    Dua tale na ka meda dau nanuma ke dua e cakava tiko e dua na ka sega ni dodonu se butakoca tiko beka nai lavo ni lewe ni vanua na tax ena saumi vei koya ka me da kakua ni leqa taka.
    Noqu i vakasala ga vei kemudou ke dou nanuma ni dou kitaka tiko e dua na ka dina ka vinaka ena vukudra na lewei Viti dou guilecavi Save kei na nona i soqosoqo ka dou focus ena veika vinaka dou sa nanuma mo dou cakava.
    Na lewe i Viti era sa tu qo e Wellington ni vosota vosa bibi sa rai tu na matadra ka ra na raica ga na ka me va votukana taki era na qi makutu na cuqena nai soqosoq cava ga ena cadra mai.So madaga ko ra lewena tu ni nomudou i soqosoqo eda sega vakadua ni da dau bau raici ira ena dua na soqo ni taukei e caka eke,vosota ke rogo ca noqu vosa ia au via vakaraitaka ga na ka dina me vaka taki kemudou ni dou vinakata mo dou tukuna na ka dina.Sega walega ni o kemudou nai soqosoq talega nei Save era tiko kina eso era sega tale tu ga ni da raica na kedra yaga era tiko kina
    Vinaka vakalevu kau sa kerea mo dou muria tale edua na gaunisala mo dou cakacaka vata kina ka dou veilomani.
    Tu qori vei kemudou oira na Loya,na manidia kei na so tal era veiliutaki tu ena nodra vanua ni cakacaka me da tovolei vakayagataka gona eke na yaga ni noda vulica na management se kena wali na leqa vaka oqo.
    Nacanieli Tabua
    Tailevu no leqa
    Tax Payer

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  9. @anon...blah blah blah!! what a bunch of hypocrites Save D & Co are. How about doing something for the wider community as Luvei Viti Group has been doing. At the very least they have gone out and cooked meals for others that are non-Fijians and shared their cultures rather than hogging it to themselves as the Wellington ITaukei Trust is doing.
    Sa levu ga na bosa kemduou, keitou kai Findian sa oca rogo tiko talanoa lasulasu..e baiya savenaca Duqunu kei Nada Tabbau ..oqo sa roqo Tailevu sa levu sara na leqqaa baleta oqoo ga na leqaa.
    mode kede
    o qo Kaidia mai Tailevu -uu baiya
    sa levu na leqqa

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