Climate Change, Culture, Our Home, Our People, Social Justice, Your Stories

Ma’e na ma’e: Rebuilding Ra after Tropical Cyclone Winston

The province of Ra is one of the strongest, most ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in all of Fiji, with over 86 villages and a population of 29,464 (2007 census). And it is also well recognized for keeping keeping traditional Fijian values like vei lomani – directly translated as ‘love in action’ – alive. Rupeni Vatugata, a 74-year […]

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Climate Change, Culture, Our Home, Our People, Social Justice, Your Stories

A Mother, A Teacher, A Climate Change Fighter: Meredani’s Story

Vunisavisavi, a small community on the south-east coast of Fiji’s second largest island, is tucked modestly into the landscape, surrounded by the sea. In the heart of this quiet community, is Meredani Koco. A 61-year-old mother, wife and retired teacher, Meredani is also, in many ways, a community leader. Without her perseverance, it is hard to say […]

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Climate Change, Social Justice, Your Stories

The Wind That Kills

In December 2012, my family and I lived in Sabeto below the hill when our tin house was destroyed by Cyclone Evan. We used to attend Masimasi Primary School which was close to our home. It was raining when we visited my aunty who was sick in bed. We tried to return home but the […]

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Climate Change, Culture, Social Justice, Your Stories

Lisa Jameson

My name is Lisa and I’m a proud afakasi, representing both sides of my heritage. I’m Samoan and Australian, born in New Zealand, and raised on Bribie Island, Queensland. My family villages are Sapapali’i, Lalomanu and Satalo. My culture is important to me and informs everything I do, from the way I think, to my […]

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